Band, Choir and Orchestra teacher at public high schools since 1988 (parochial before that) for 25+ years.
Since I'm always learning, my style is unorthodox and I insist on every student work at their highest level (evaluation and/or composition when possible). I employ technology and love to share the joy of music.
Walmart Teacher of the Year, Optimist Award, Coca Cola Joseph B. Whitehead Educator of Distinction Award, Who's Who Among America's High School Teachers, several appointments to conduct honor groups in the USA and 7 countries in Europe and Japan.
Interlochen Arts Academy graduate (including summers as a camper), Wayne State University and Cal. State L.A. undergrad with a Masters Degree from ABC (American Band College) at the Southern Oregon University. I have an ROP/CTE credential in addition to the California Clear Teaching Credential, CTAP Level III Techmentor certification and many other certificates (Time for Teaching, Thinkfinity, Record Business...).
I love music performance and teaching.