Location: Hilliard, OH
Instructs: Baritone, French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba
Education: Bachelor of Music, Miami Univ., Oxford, Ohio
Master of Ed. Adm., Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio
Post Graduate: Ohio State Univ., Columbus, Ohio (Music)
Capital Univ., Bexley, Ohio (Music)
Ashland Univ., Ashland, Ohio (Education)
State of Ohio Certification: Music K-12
Performance Experience: John is currently a member of The Grove City Community Winds, under the direction of James Swearingen, where he is a trumpet player. He was also a member of the Lima Area Concert Band in his earlier performance experience. John also performs at local churches for services.
At Miami he participated in the Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Men's Glee Club.
Teaching Experience: South-Western City Schools, Grove City, Ohio,Middle & High School Bands, High School Orchestra, Department Chair
Eastern Brown Local Schools, Sardinia, Ohio, Band Director
Mariemont City Schools, Cincinnati, Ohio, High School Choir Director, Assistant H.S. Band Director, Musical Director
Coldwater Exempted Village Schools, Coldwater, Ohio, H.S.& Jr. High Vocal Music Director, Assistant H.S. Band Director, Musical Director
Perry Local Schools, Lima, Ohio, Instrumental Music Director
Teaching Philosophy: To teach is to bring out the best in all of the students. My philosophy is to take the students where they are and to plant the seeds of knowledge, wisdom and desire to do their best. It is not to be perfect, but to always be better than the previous rehearsal, practice session or day. My mission is to help the students find joy in their playing and performing by developing proper technic, skills and fundamentals on their instrument.