Starting with my first music lessons at age 7, I've spent the last 40 plus years studying and performing music. I've performed with some of the music world’s greats such as blues legend Bo Diddley, The Platters, The Coasters, Stephen Stills (Crosby, Stills & Nash), Bonnie Raitt as well as jazz greats Randy Brecker, Red Rodney, Ira Sullivan, Pam Laws & Marcus Roberts. Since moving to the Portland area in April 2015 I've performed with the Portland Wind Symphony, The Hillsboro Symphony, The Minidoka Swing Band & on jazz night at WineUp on Williams downtown. As a teacher, I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Florida State University and after teaching middle school in Florida, spent 18 years as a teacher trainer in Japan for a major English school chain specializing in children ages 1 ½ on up.
Private Lessons on saxophone, trumpet, flute, trombone, euphonium as well as beginning piano for ages 2 and over
I was in charge of training and supervising over 100 English teachers in the Kanto (Tokyo/Yokohama) region. I also helped develop the "Mini-kids" program for ages 1 1/2 - 4. I wrote/produced/recorded two collections of mostly original childrens music videos to be used in the classroom.