Bachelor, Westfield State College, Massachusetts, 1985. Master of Education, Fitchburg State College, Massachusetts, 2003. DMA, Boston University, Massachusetts, since 2008.
Member of Music Educators National Conference.
Married Ruth Werner Kaplan, August 15, 1992. Married Dianne Tower, June 1982 (divorced October 1990). Children: Daniel McCord, Benjamin Charles, Natasha Elizabeth, Jennifer Ruth.