I taught instrumental music for more than 20 years, and then devoted the next 12 years of my educational career to the establishment and management of an educational cable access television station for the school system, always maintaining a musical philosophy and approach to productions and projects. My life experience includes full-time careers in music performance, music education, the recording industry, and video production.
High expectations. Collaborative hands-on approach. Constant positive reenforcement. Understand WHY for everything. (repeat)
Two-time recipient, Teacher of the Year. Superintendent's Commendation: Public Relations/Use of Technology. Five-time Telly Video Production Award recipient - Motivational, Education, Sports, Creativity. Middle school band ranked among top three middle school concert bands in the state. Winner: State High School Honor Jazz Band. Winner: National Jazz Band Competition.
Bachelor of Arts (Music Education) - Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia. Master of Music (Performance) - University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Active music composer, creating orchestral pieces in the style of modern film soundtrack for use in film/video production and creative writing education. Composer of intermediate jazz band and concert band music.