When my grandmother took me to see "The Benny Goodman Story" I was 6 years old. For two years I begged my mother for lessons. When I was 8 she relented. This was a perfect time to start, although one is never too old to begin learning the awesome sound of the clarinet and music in general.
I studied for 11 years with such noted teachers as Johns McGrosso at Illinois Wesleyan University who was influenced greatly by one time principal clarinetist with The Chicago Symphony, John Brody.
I am currently retired but perform with The Dallas New Horizons Band, and The Richardson Community Band. My photograph appears on the DNHB website. I am not a professional but I am an educator and am adamant about the value of music in a child's overall spatial, mathematical, verbal, social and mental development, all of which is well documented.
I have substitute taught in the Dallas I.S.D. and for a private Lutheran School and have passed the F.B.I. background check required of all substitutes.
I emphasize fundamentals such as tone, phrasing, technique, embouchure, and above all music theory of which all this makes no sense.
Hope to hear from you soon.
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