"I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts, like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart, like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me like food or water." Ray Charles
My musical experience includes over 45 years of studying, performing and teaching. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education from Towson University, taught music in the Howard County Public School System for 22 years and taught guitar and ukulele classes for the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks for 15 years. Private and group lessons are available in my home in Catonsville near Ellicott City and on Saturdays at Appalachian Bluegrass Shoppe in Catonsville. I became an adjunct faculty member of Anne Arundel Community College in December 2017 and teach ukulele to seniors at the Robert Pascal Center.