Gary was classically trained on piano beginning at the age of four, and played throughout childhood. After high school, he entered The Cleveland Institute of Art. His love of art -- an his artistic talents -- led to a 30-year career custom painting show cars and motorcycles.
Twenty years ago, his interest in playing rock and roll peaked, and he joined classic rock band, Titanic. The band stayed busy, and Gary enjoyed the vibrant local rock scene, playing The Flats, Cleveland Cafe and several West Side clubs. Then came original band Lefta Center and his work with Theresa Zeleznick, Director of Music at Tri-C West: Gary wrote the music, and she wrote lyrics and sang.
Later, he helped form Hooray for Tuesday, a band with his golf league buddies; and he's currently playing with Exit out of Painesville.