Richmond, TX

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DENNIS delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 8+

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One of my favorite things is to see the delight that people have when they actually learn how to read and perform music. I have heard so many people through my years tell me that they wish they had learned to play, or had stuck with the lessons they started with. Music can be a lifelong enjoyment no matter what one's goal for learning is.


Music Teacher
Aug 1977 - Jun 2013
Public schools in IL and TX

I taught general and choral music in grades 4-12.


M.A. in Piano Performance
Jun 1994 - Aug 1996
Prairie View A&M
B.M.E., Music Education, major in Organ
Aug 1973 - May 1977
Illinois Wesleyan University


Limited Proficiency


All-Level Music, K-12
Sep 1982
Texas Education Agency


Texas Choral Directors Association
Sep 2006

The mission of TCDA is to support and foster the success of Texas choral directors and music teachers and to instill a love of music in every Texas school, church, and community singer. TCDA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) provider.

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American Guild of Organists
Oct 1985

The mission of the American Guild of Organists is to enrich lives through organ and choral music. To achieve this we: 1. Encourage excellence in the performance of organ and choral music 2.Inspire, educate, and offer certification for organists and choral conductors 3. Provide networking, fellowship, and mutual support 4.Nurture future generations of organists 5. Promote the organ in its historic and evolving roles; and 6. Engage wider audiences with organ and choral music.

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Texas Music Educators Association
Aug 1982

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America
Sep 1975

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America (also known as Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Phi Mu Alpha, or simply Sinfonia) is an American collegiate social[1] fraternity for men with a special interest in music. The fraternity is open to men "who, through a love for music, can assist in the fulfillment of [its] Object and ideals either by adopting music as a profession, or by working to advance the cause of music in America."

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