Educational Sales Rep
Joined in
Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

The River Ratz, Buckeye Ballroom Big Band, The John Kennedy Band, Steve Cox Quartet, Nostaligs

Teaching Experience

Mount Gilead, Col. Crawford


Educational Sales Rep

About Me

A former public school band director for 13 years and an Educational Sales Rep. in the music business for the past 26 years.  Attended both Ohio State University and Morehead State University where I received my Music Education Degree in 1975.  I was assistant band director at  Col. Crawford schools in Bucyrus and then was band director for Mount Gilead City schools.  While in College I had fun time having my own radio show "Jazz Scene" for 3 years and even got to interview Cannonball and Nat Adderly along with Stan Kenton for my show.  

Was recruited by Coyle music in 1988 to be an education rep. for Southeast Ohio.   With Coyle's orgainzation until the closed their doors then a brief period with Ohio Music out of Marion, Ohio.  I was then asked by Colonial Music to join their organization in 1998.  Colonial Music was purchased by Music And Arts and have been with them ever since.  I have basically covered Southeast Ohio but now venture out in many different directions. 

I studied trombone through college and still play with several big bands on trombone.  While teaching I picked up the bass to start at high school jazz ensemble and fell in love with the function of bass and have pursued that mainly ever since.  I now play in several Big Bands and Combos.  I have my own sort of a dixie group, party band that plays in the Columbus area called the "River Ratz".  A very fun group that features a banjo, vibes, and a great vocalist.  

My personal interest would be mainly work,  Outside of that we have a Doberman Pincher that looks scarey but just wants petted and to lean on you along with my playing interests.  

I have 2 grandchildren, one boy taking guitar lessons from me and a girl that is studing violin.  Got to love all that. 

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