BS in Music Education, Univ. of Illinois; MM in Music Performance, Catholic Univ. of America; DMA in Music Performance, Catholic Univ. of America.
Freelance musician; Virginia Grand Military Band.
Retired CMSgt, USAF Concert Band, 23 years as percussionist and mallet soloist. The USAF Band commissioned David Maslanka's "Concerto for Marimba and Band" and Floyd Werle's "Golden Age of the Xylophone" for Randall Eyles.
Drumset with various groups playing jazz, country, rock, and Latin. Also, played drums for Arkie's USAF Dixie Band.
Solo jazz vibes background music for military VIPs.
Career highlight: 1986 live TV solo xylophone performance in China for an estimated audience of 80 million!
Bishop Ireton High School, 15 years, Fine Arts Chair and Wind Ensemble Conductor; Catholic Univ of America, 19 years, Adjunct Instructor; Private Percussion Teacher 40+ years.
Active music making is good for our overall well-being. I love it and I love teaching. Study music and discover how to have fun while improving skills.