THE EARLY YEARS

Greg began playing piano at age 4 encouraged by his father, a jazz and blues saxophonist, and his mother, a ballet dancer and instructor, in Dayton, Ohio. During these years

  • Began formal music training at age 5
  • Attended renowned Wasson Piano Institute, classical studies, age 9 through 16
  • Awarded 1st place WVUD jazz station Annual Jazz Competition
  • Awarded 1st place A.I.M. Regional Music Awards
  • Awarded National Winner American College of Musicians
  • Awarded Class 1 National Honor by National Federation of Music Clubs
  • Awarded Class A Rating 1 by Ohio Music Education Association
  • Instruction by Frank Vincent at College Conservatory of Music University of Cincinnati, jazz studies, age 17 through 20
  • Instruction by Bill Cunliffe, jazz studies, age 20