My first encounter with the keyboard was back in 1954, and thanks to the support of my loving parents (who funded my piano lessons for many years, and who somehow managed to weather the "storms" that blew in while I was practicing,) the expertise of my two piano instructors, Helen Fackiner (classical) and Richard Powell (jazz), the encouragement of friends, relatives, and fellow musicians, I have come a long way. Most of all, I am thankful to God for His lovingkindness and mercy, which is new every morning! The tunes you will find here consist of a mixture of traditional Christian hymns and original songs which I composed (with much help from above.) I recorded this collection of songs in order to glorify God and to edify the listener. I currently live in Southern California, with my loving wife Anne and two wonderful children, Holly Nicole and Paul Richard. My eternal habitation will be heaven, since by the grace of God, I was born again on August 16, 1968. I have strayed from the Way from time to time, but He has always been faithful to His promise to never leave nor forsake me. Without His grace, I would be doomed! But because of His grace to me, I am looking forward to a glorious eternal future, and am enjoying the abundant life that Jesus promised here and now. By the grace of God, He lives in me. Jesus did everything on the cross necessary to give me a right relationship to God and to Himself, and I can do nothing to make myself more loved by God than I am right now. My goal? To get to know Jesus Christ better and better every day. I am looking forward with great anticipation to the rapture of the Church, which I am hoping will be very, very, very soon! Ask Jesus Christ to come into your heart, and He will! Then you too will know for a fact where you will spend eternity! Praying a prayer similar to this one, meant from the heart, is all you need to do to be born again, to pass from death into life, and to change your citizenship from the kingdom of darkness to a citizenship in the Kingdom of Light: "God, I realize I need a Savior. I confess that I have sinned and I know that my sin will keep me out of heaven. I realize there is not one single thing I can do to earn my way into Your heaven. Right now I am placing all, 100 percent of my trust, in Christs death on the cross and resurrection from the dead as payment for my sin. I now accept you as my Lord and Savior, and I commit my life to you. Thank you for forgiving me and giving me your Holy Spirit." If you prayed this prayer, record today's date and rest in the assurance of spending eternity with God. Please e-mail me, also, if you have prayed this prayer, so that I can rejoice along with the angels of heaven that your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life!
Dino, Erroll Garner, Pete Jolly, Vince Guaraldi, Beethoven, Mozart, and Bach, to name a few, are people that have influenced my musical style.