I'm currently rounding out my first two weeks as the new Music School Director at the Community School of Music and Arts in Mountain View, CA. I've worked for this place as a teacher and program administrator for over 12 years and now find myself as the head of a department, or more specifically the head of the Music School. While I've only been in this position a week or two, there are some notable things that happen when you are suddenly in charge.
All in all, it's very exciting. I'm very lucky to have this job, and to be involved with such a great organization. And to think, all this happened because 13 years ago a good friend of mine, Daniel Wood, called a fellow struggling freelance musician and said, "Hey, there's this school that needs a theory teacher, are you interested?"
I am a musician, teacher, non-profit program director, transplanted southerner, cancer survivor and college football fan. And will probably write about all of it.