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MacMurray College (Economics)
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I've worked primarily as an economics researcher. Associated with that role, I trained brokers in the knowledge of supply/demand and price, for a Wall Street brokerage firm. When my father became ill and needed daily assistance, I worked as an occasional substitute in the New York City schools. Shortly after my father entered a nursing facility, I taught jazz history and showed students with various levels of experience how to play woodwinds and jazz. In the late 2000's, I tutored a friend's daughter in algebra, helping her to pass with an A.
I had a great high school teacher who taught Yale's SMSG system of teaching mathematics. Subsequently, I used economic algebra as a tool in research during my career as a researcher, and continue to use it in the stock valuation formats I've devised for my own investments.
I trained as an economist in college. After school, I applied the theoretical knowledge I'd learned by creating practical trading formats for E.F. Hutton, a Wall Street brokerage firm.
I've played clarinet and saxophone for over 50 years. While it's mostly been an avocation, I've played professionally in New York City with jazz musicians, including David Izenson, Paul Motian, Steve Grossman, Bill Ohashi, Jeff Hittman, and Eddy Williams. Also, I've studied Jazz history with Phil Schapp.
Using these disciplines for many years, I've recognized interrelationships between rules and wider applications. These have been helpful to me in performing tasks with greater flexibility and range. I'd hope to make these available to other students. I've worked primarily as an economics researcher. Associated with that role, I trained brokers in the knowledge of supply/demand and price, for a Wall Street brokerage firm. When my father became ill and needed daily assistance, I worked as an occasional substitute in the New York City
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I have played tenor saxophone for more than 40 years. I've developed practice methods for playing scales that include all 7 modes including the dominant 7th scale, half diminished, and locrian or flat 7th augmented 4th.
I've studied with such jazz greats as Steve Grossman and Jeff Hittman. While not my primary occupation, I've played with among others David Izenson and Paul Motian, and the Eddy Williams quartet.
During the 1990's I tutored several players of differing skill levels.