Al has a B.S. degree in Music Education and completed graduate work in music and educational technology. A few years ago, he retired from the public school system where he taught for 25 years. Al has been involved with professional church music for about 50 years. He has served several denominations as paid vocalist, choir director and organist/pianist. He served as organist for the Denbigh congregation approximately 15 years before retiring. After a few years, he returned from retirement as organist/accompanist and is now in his third year. While having extensive experience in vocal/choral music, he is up lifted and challenged by accompanying choir and congregational singing. Al became a Denbigh United Presbyterian Church member in 2014.