Starting piano studies at the age of 9, Kurt was a quick study, playing his piece from memory at the piano school’s Christmas concert, and awarded a prize for ‘most progressed student’. He started his career as a church musician at the age of 16, at his home parish of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Roman Catholic Church, in San Fernando, Trinidad. Kurt came to live with his mother and sister in Brooklyn, NY in 1990, and was appointed Assistant Organist at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, Brooklyn, NY in September of 1991, where he served for five years. He also served for eight years as Organist and Director of Music at St Thomas, Brooklyn, NY. He enrolled at the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College in the Fall semester of 1998. His organ teachers were Mr. Donald Joyce, Dr. Albert Ahlstrom, and Dr. David Hurd. He is looking forward to this new adventure at St Mark, Westhampton Beach.