Classical Guitar Teachers: Laurindo Almeida, Luiz Bonfa, Costas Cotsiolis, Ernesto Bitetti, Manuel Barrueco, Paco Pena (Flamenco), Jens Kienbaum, Dale Kavanaugh, Hubert Kaeppel, Paul Gregory, John Mills, Alfonso Montes, Leo Brower, Jorge Morel, Dennis Turecheck, Albert Valdes-Blain, David Russell, Paulo Bellinati, Antonio Carlos Barbosa Lima, Ana Maria Rosado, Ben Verderey, Jack Duarte, Jerry Willard, Jury Clormann, Spencer Burleson and many more…Jazz Guitar Teachers: Jim Hall, Pat Martino, Gene Bertoncini, Joe Pass, John Abercombie, Tal Farlow, Joe Diorio, Tim Sparks, Roni Ben-Hur, Tommy Tedesco, Glen Alexander, Chris Proctor (Fingerstyle), Howard Morgan, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Mick Goodrick, Rick Stone and many more…Carnegie Recital Hall (1955), Well Recital Hall (2000), Society of Illustrators, Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, South Street Seaport, Numerous Libraries in all five Boroughs of New York City, The Studio Museum in Harlem for their 30th Anniversary, 100th Birthday Celebration of Duke Ellington at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 100th Anniversary of the Zeiss Corporation in Oberkochen, Germany, International Classical Guitar Festival in New York City sponsored by the American Institute of the Guitar, 59th Birthday Celebration for Jazz Guitarist John Abercrombie, special DiCarlo Guitar Celebration in 2004 at the Tango Mambo in Queens  which included Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Michele Ramo, Joe Carbone, Dr. Frank Forte, Bob Gallo, Rich Jacoboski, Carl Barry; Japanese documentary featuring a musician from Japan interviewing New York City Subway musicians. The yearly Christmas fair at Grand Central Station, Trumpets Jazz Club in New Jersey – the premier Jazz Club in new Jersey and present site of the “Ramo Guitar Night” – a monthly gathering of the finest Jazz, Classical, World Guitarists for a 4 hour bash, 2004 upstate New York, Oneonta Classical Guitar Festival and many more. I was selected to play at a special evening at Christies Auction House to compliment a five course gourmet meal by Master Chef David Goulet for the Production staff of Court TV.  I was also part of the opening festivities for the Brooklyn Museum’s celebration of a 3 year 3 million dollar facelift of the Eastern Parkway entrance and subway station.  In June 2004 I traveled to Baltimore, MD to perform at the first World Guitar Congress which included many guitarist of several genres. And many more“10 Street Guitarists” for future broadcast by Warner Brothers on Vh1; in 2000 I was subject of ‘A day in the life of a Music under New York Musician” in which a camera crew followed me from my apartment to the station I performed – Times Square. This documentary was broadcast during the Grammy Awards on German TV. 2004 I was part of a series called bringing back downtown Manhattan after 9/11.  I played three concerts in Bowling Green Park. Some of my performances have been broadcast on several cable stations in Staten Island and Brooklyn and many more…For about a couple of decades I have given Classical Guitar Recitals in all five boroughs of New York City through the New York Public Library System.  I have also performed several times in Germany and Portland, Oregon.  I also take pleasure in writing reviews. Some of those have been published in the Classical Guitar Magazine in England.  In addition I review Jazz Concerts, Clinics, CD’s and Books on the most prominent Classical Guitar Forum on the WEB.  I can be seen and of course heard at some of New York City’s Farmer’s Markets (Court Street at Borough Hall downtown Brooklyn, Staten Island) weather permitting, and around New York City’s various subway stations (Grand Army Plaza, The Graybar Building, Grand Central Station, Pennsylvania Station etc.) as part of MUSIC UNDER NEW YORK. On September 2, 2004 I was featured in the “Metro” paper as “Entertainer of the Week”.  Can be called Mr. One Hundred as I performed for such events as: 100th Anniversary of Duke Ellington’s Birthday concert at the Studio Museum in Harlem, 100th Anniversary of the Carl Zeiss Corporation in Oberkochen, Germany and the 100th Anniversary of the New York City Transit System. Opened “Solstice in NY Times Square” (June 19, 2005) – a day long celebration of the Summer Solstice. On June 11, 2005 I opened the World Music Festival at the Brooklyn’s Children’s Musem  and many more…I have been performing in public since 1955 first as Classical Pianist at the age of five and than eventually as a Folk and than Classical/Latin American/Jazz Guitarist. My first public performance was at the than Carnegie Recital Hall at the age of five playing the piano as a student of professor David Mells.  I appeared on the Art Rust Radio Talk Show detailing how I practiced the classical piano.  I was also on national TV on the Ted Mack Amateur Hour.  During the 60’s I sang and played folk songs performing among other places in New York City at the Folk City, The Bitter End, The Figaro Café etc.  I attended the High School of Music and Art studying voice and accompanied on the piano the High School Chorus and various Ensembles.  I attended the Mannes College of Music as a voice student with the great Antonia Lavanne who is I believe still on staffAs a member of the original New York Classical Guitar Society I performed many concerts for them at various venues: Lincoln Center Library, Society of Illustrators, Americas Society, Spanish American Institute.  I also performed on the Juan Orozco and American Institute of the Guitar international concert series. I performed the first concert for the now World Music Institute. For the last 9 years I have been a member of the Music under New York cadre of musicians who perform throughout the subway system of New  York City and at special events around town.  I was on the judging panel for the Music under New York live auditions for further prospects.  I performed at the 4th upstate NY Classical Guitar Society fall 2004 Festival and also covered the event for publication on-line and in a Classical Guitar periodical.I cover  Guitar events that I attend writing reviews on-line and in magazine’s as for example Classical Guitar Magazine (published in England),  Just Jazz Guitar and so on.Many more events from the 1960 up to today are in my book and are to many to mention all.  I am crazy about the guitar and it will always be a passion of mine