Dino began his formal musical education at Mohawk College of Applied Arts in Hamilton Ontario, where he began compositional studies in both classical and jazz idioms with Michael Malone (Lighthouse). After completing the program he traveled to McGill University in Montreal, where he studied classical orchestration and jazz big band arranging. While still in school, Dino began collaborating on music for various radio and television ads (Ford Probe, Nautilus Plus) working with one of the biggest "jingle" studios in Montreal. After graduating with Distinction and a Bachelors degree in Music he immediately began creating music for film, television, modern dance and theatre. Dino has since studied composition privately with Dr. Richard Danielpour in N.Y.C.
As a result of his work as a composer for screen and stage (over 60 productions including a dozen National Film Board of Canada productions), Dino has had the opportunity to work with many musicians of note. Equally at ease with modern technology, Dino also enjoys incorporating samplers and digital manipulation into his compositions.
His music has been heard around the world and on such television networks as Channel4 (U.K.), Fox, CBC, MTV and the Discovery Channel.