Band - 10 years (6 years in the public schools and 4 in Christian schools) Started hundreds of students on instruments. Learned to reduce drop-out rate. General Music - 3 years Produced two solo albums: A Shepard's Christmas (jazz flute Christmas) and Rivers of Peace (relaxing hymns)
Multi-sensory. Quick engagement in simple songs to strengthen tone production. Performance-preparing techniques. Encourage students to understand their important part of the large musical puzzle.
A Shepard's Christmas album was endorsed by Billboard artist, Tim Janis and Dove Award and Grammy Award winning, Don Marsh. Previous Music Certifications: MA, VA, VT
Ithaca College - Bachelors of Music in Applied Flute Magna Cum Laude New England Conservatory - Education Credentials (2 years)
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