Charlie lives in East Palo Alto where he and his wife raised three children. Returning to music full time after a 25-year hiatus, Charlie has been studying music and playing both the upright and electric bass since 2009. He was a dedicated drummer throughout his adolescence and college years. His musical pallet spans genres of Classical to World music, with a lot of time spent in the Jazz genre. When not gigging or rehearsing, he’s passing the musical torch to youth. Charlie graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with Honors in Psychology. His graduate education was completed at the University of California School of Law. Although an active member of the California Bar, he retired from his “day job” in 2011 to pursue music on a full time basis. He feels humbled and honored to have the opportunity and time to both play and teach with EPACENTER ARTS.