I have been a pianist and church musician in private for a long time, but worked in another field. The training in music technology and animation came along in order to prepare for retiring. I did teach Randolph Community college curriculum courses in History of Rock Music and Jazz Appreciation in 2009-2010. In the final assignment, my students were encouraged to make expressive digital collages using online software. Also I taught 7th and 8th grade general science years ago in Clinton, Tenn. and adult landscape design at A&T State U. and at Guilford Technical Community College. I tutored 3-5th grades in general homework at church and taught piano to lower grade students for 2 years as part of the Harmony Music Project in Greensboro NC (on Facebook). My main career was doing work as a landscape architect and illustrator and I continue to assist nonprofits, such as schools and churches. Recent examples include projects such as an environmental study area, an elementary school butterfly garden, and a head start grounds improvement. Website: http://www.evocations.org/landscapedesign.html
My 2 interests came together when I attended a “Child in Nature” conference at the NC School of Design, which led to development of my thoughts leading to the Deep River Visions children’s art videos. It seems like we all start out "drawing" and "painting," and that universal aptitude can be guided to become a tool for deeper observation. In keeping with the book "Last Child in the Woods," I would like to foster more nature awareness in the next generation. I see myself more as a background media resource person than a leading classroom personality, but have enough exposure to relate to teaching.
Several in landscape design.
Master of Science in Music Technology - Indiana/Purdue University. Completed in May, 2008. More information available at http://music.iupui.edu/degree/ (Earlier training in landscape architecture at Michigan State U.) All courses involved research and submission of papers related to design of music websites and use of software products in video sound enhancement and music learning environments, and my final project research in this area led to the idea of including amateur art in music videos. Portfolio: http://www.mindspring.com/~lesmuskey7/intro.html
I started composing about 1995, and in 1998 opened a sheet music website so I could share pieces written by little-known historic composers and my own writing. The site has been favorably reviewed and linked by indexes of Internet sheet music sites. The blog tied to the archives of scores is http://dreamcreekmusic.org I also have a “You Tube” Channel: http://www.youtube.com/profile_videos?user=wagle88&p=r Finally, a few downloadable soundtracks are available at: https://soundcloud.com/dreamcreekmusic