I started piano lessons at age 4, learned to read music before I read words and wrote my first tune at age 5. I became a professional folksinger at age 13, taught classical and folk guitar through college and performed in many groups, as well performing as a soloist, specializing in folks songs of many languages.j I had my own radio show from high school through college, introducing folk songs of many countries as a Foreign Language/Music double major from University of Kansas, Lawrence.
I love to teach. Although my main career before retirement was in business as a computer consultant, I have always taught lessons, found a music group to perform with and enjoy in learning and performing many kinds of music - classical, folk, bluegrass, jazz and opera.
Southland Symphony, founded and conducted by my partner, Dr. Sylvia Lee Mann, takes up much of my time as manager, doing PR and performing on viola or keyboard as needed by the Symphony, and singing with the Southland Symphony Chorale.