Jerry playing the Celtic harp in 1990 after hearing the work of Kim Robertson. He was mining Herkimer Diamond Crystals in Fonda, New York and listening to Kim's work when he decided to play the Celtic Harp. Jerry has studied with Joyce Rice, Kasha Breau and Felicia Swados. He has done volunteer work with the harp at nursing homes, hospitals and the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children. Jerry Has gone into area elementary schools and taught the children the history of the harp, played for them and had them take their own hand and try to play the harp. Jerry worked in the field of computers and electronics for 30 years and currently works at a local college in the Earth and Environment Department, he works with the mineral collection there and a Scanning Electron Microscope. Jerry is an avid field collector of Minerals and crystals and operates his own business in Minerals along with his work in music. Jerry also supports local animal shelters by playing for them and raising money at various shows and functions for them.