Official Improv Coach for the annual NW Big Band Workshop, the award-winning Sequim High School Jazz Band, the award-winning NW Winds Homeschool Jazz Band, and the Jazz in the Olympics (JITOS) Youth Band.
Taught woodwinds at Mills Music Stores in Bothell, Redmond & Lynnwood, WA to students of all ages & abilities.
Develop sound fundamentals, productive practice habits, jazz improvisation skills, and a joyful attitude toward music.
Produced a book & CD collection of 54 jazz etudes designed to teach students to play with a more musical approach & creative self expression.
Studied music at UCLA & the University of Redlands and privately with Mitchell Lurie (clarinet), Bill Green (saxophone & flute), and Al Learned (ear training).
Artist / Clinician for Buffet Clarinets (formerly The Music Group, Inc. and Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.).
Lead “Jazz for Youth” school assembly featured in over 100 schools throughout western Washington.
Developed “New Ears Resolution“ ear training method for individual students & group classes (book & CD).
Former junior high band & science teacher.
Self-produced 6 CD recordings.
Charter member of the band “HONK!”, with 5 LP & C.D. recordings during its 25-year life. Toured with the Beach Boys, Loggins & Messina, Chicago, Santana, and others before audiences of 10,000+. We still perform reunion concerts for 500+ fans.
Appear on 15 other LP’s and CD’s.
Perform throughout Washington at churches, restaurants, weddings, corporate events, etc.
Serve as church music director, played for international church conferences as well as 70+ NW congregations, appear on CD’s by Andy Park, Kevin Prosch, Brian Doerksen, and other Vineyard recording artists.