is originally from New York City where he
studies with Donald Palma.
After attending the HS for the Performing Arts, he
earned a Bachelors and Master's degree from the Juilliard School where he
studied with Homer Mensch.
After moving to California, he attended USC, receiving a certificate in Advanced Studies.
is an active freelance bassist in the Santa Barbara
to Los Angeles area, performing with varied groups including Opera Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Opera
, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
and Santa Barbara Oratorio Society
He is the double bass instructor at UC Santa Barbara.
When not playing or teaching, Neil
is an avid cyclist and scuba diver.
also plays the ukulele.