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?"
Why this? Why build a website that is for all intensive purposes just my own personal outlet?
Honestly, I'm not entirely sure. Over the past few months I've realized more and more that I have a lot to say about a lot of things and gradually came to the conclusion that I needed some type of public forum, whether people read it or not. I also caught the blog bug a little bit last year when I wrote a couple of entries for the Community School of Music and Arts where I have worked for the past 12 years.
In addition to a blog I wanted a place where my students could go to get information about performances and lessons, and my family can see where I've been. So, I just decided to lump it all into one place.
You will find a lot of topics here as my life seems to be filled with a wide variety of things:
I'm quite sure nothing I have to say will be backed up by science or receive a million hits but I hope you enjoy something, and thanks for indulging me.
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.