B.A. from San Francisco State University in the Early Education Liberal Studies program with the Focus in Music.
A. A. in Music from Lincolnland Community College, Springfield, Illinois
See my music videos on my Saxicat Youtube channel.
Kindermusik International Training and Certification
Private Flute Study:
Advanced study with Paul Renzi, first chair flute with San Francisco Symphony
Jazz Theory Lessons with Ali Ryerson, Jazz Flute Recording Artist
Jazz Clinic with Bob Sheppard, Flute/Sax Recording Artist/L.A. Session Musician
Advanced study with Wayne Combs of the University of Illinois at Champagn/Urbana
Private lessons throughout elementary and high school.
Private Guitar Study:
Guitar Clinic with Steve Morse, Recording Artist
Private lessons with Willie Norwood, Charlotte, NC
Private study with Michael Barclay, Santa Rosa, California in Blues, Jazz and Music Theory
Classical guitar study with Peter Hudd in Springfield, Illinois
Private Saxophone Study:
Study in saxophone technique with David Scott, S.F. Bay Area
Private study at the Academy of Music in Brattleboro, Vermont
My flute performance is quite varied including classical performance groups such as Dolce Strings and Company, Dolce Flute Trio, flute choir, contemporary music (blues, jazz, folk groups), solo church and wedding performances. I’ve participated in worship teams in several churches. Sax and flute experience include a wide variety of contemporary groups with styles mainly focused in Blues and Jazz, but including Rock, Irish, Serbian Folk, Folk and World Music.
Most recent bands include Chris Sanchez’ group, The Victor James Band (rock/blues) playing cover tunes and originals and The Tony Berkley Band playing Soul, Motown and Jazz. Performed in many venues in Charlotte, NC
Vocal and Guitar Performance:
Includes many years of experience as a solo performer and band member on both cover and original music. Guitar style leans heavily toward fingering picking and melodic accompaniment.
Varied recordings of original compositions by myself and others on all instruments, most recently recording with Gill Vanderlip and colleagues on original compositions.