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About Me


About Me
B&O Yard 1950's
Keyser Yard
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From 1930 to 1960
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This is the page where I'll describe myself in more detail.

My 35 years of teaching include public school, 5th grade through 12th, a 2 year college, a 4 year college and a university. I taught instrumental music as well as music history, music theory, concert, marching and jazz bands, as well as chairman of the music department.

I did a great deal of performing. My instruments are clarinet, flute, alto, tenor and bari saxophone. It was a pleasure and a privilidge to perform with people like Bob Hope and Dick Contino. I have now pretty much set my instruments aside as far a playing in public. I still practice at home for my own injoyment.


Taking a break from work

We were playing the Italian Festival in Cumberland, MD.

Left to Right. My son Mark, Dick Contino, me.


Here are two my favorite movies:
A Beautiful Mind
We Were Soldiers

Here's a list of some of my favorite musicians:
Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Zoot Sims