Instructor
Joined in
2020

Frank

Instructor

Teaches Clarinet, Saxophone

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Areas of Instruction

Clarinet, Saxophone

Levels Taught

All

About Frank

Frank is a seasoned professional musician who has performed in over 30 states and 8 foreign countries in his personal and professional history.  A native of Chicago, Frank organized his first band at the age of 15. He attended Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois where he was a vocal education major. He enlisted in the US Marine Corps where he began to hone his skills as a professional musician; playing in Viet Nam, Japan and Okinawa plus 9 states in the Southeast US. After serving honorably for 4 years, Frank returned to Northern Illinois University and received a Bachelor of Education degree in K-12 Instrumental music. He was one of the founding members of the Northern Illinois Jazz Ensemble and performed on their inaugural record.

After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree in Performance and Pedagogy on Saxophone, Frank taught grades 5 – 12 instrumental music for 2 years and conducted pit orchestras for South Pacific and A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Forum. After a year spent in the sales world Frank Enlisted in the US Army where he saw duty in New Jersey, Germany and Korea before retiring as a Sergeant First Class. Since then Frank has played in 2 community bands and 3 different churches in New Jersey, Florida and South Carolina. In South Carolina Frank teamed up with a local pianist to perform at the WIX Sounds of the Season for 3 years and has performed at local senior residences In the Midlands.

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