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Educational Background 


        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


Performance Experience:


Flute Performance:

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. 


Sax Performance:

        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.


Recording Experience:

         Varied recordings of original compositions by myself and others on all instruments, most recently recording with Gill Vanderlip and colleagues on original compositions.


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