Charlie has been playing professionally since 1965 and teaching full time since 1978. He studied at Granoff School of Music in Philadelphia and has taken lessons from masters such as Charles Hansen, Tony DaDonna and Jim Zaleski. He played in some foremost local bands: Majic Bus from 1970-1975 and Eazy Street from 1976-1978. He performed with Joe Cerisano, who has played with the Trans Siberian Orchestra.
Charlie teaches and plays all styles of music. Students range in age from six years to octogenarians. He teaches proficiently the guitar, bass, and mandolin. Over the years Charlie has taught hundreds of students. Recently he as taught music lessons at Ursuline Academy.
"I believe music lessons should be fun. I gear lessons toward the student's personal goals, and at the pace the student would like to take."