About 34 years professional teaching & performance experience. I have regional & major orchestral experience as well as successful teaching at all levels, from beginner to college graduate students. My MM & DMA are from Michigan State University, & my dissertation was a history of solo jazz horn. I also taught American Studies at Michigan State University and at Wayne State University. My students regularly win positions in the Tennessee All State Bands and Orchestras, as well as in All National ensembles. They also go to Governor’s School, almost always on full scholarship. This year a student has been awarded scholarship and financial aid the attend the Interlochen Orchestra Camp for 6 weeks. I am dedicated to the success of my students. Failed back surgery in 2013 prevented continued playing, so I have dedicated my efforts to be the very best teacher I can be. I have maintained a private horn studio first in Michigan & now in Shelby County Tennessee, and encourage membership in youth orchestras. My students have placed in the GM/ Seventeen & the NACS solo competitions that were national in scope. I teach each student in accordance with his or her best learning style.