Post Graduate Work: San Francisco State University, Humboldt State University, Columbia College, California State University at Hayward, and College of San Mateo.

University: California State University at Hayward - Degrees: MA, June 1995 Major: Music - BA, June 1974 Major: Music.

Community College: College of San Mateo, San Mateo, California. Major: Music.

High School: Carlmont High School, Belmont, California. - Diploma: June 1969

Teaching Experience

Instructor of music at Mills High School in Millbrae, CA August of 2008 to 2016 (retired). Courses taught: Symphonic Band, Orchestra, Jazz Band, Choir and Art of Video. Achieved First Unanimous Superior (6 total) ratings in over 20 years Mills Orchestra, Symphonic Band and Jazz Band. Started Art of Video Program. Hosted first ever CMEA Band and Orchestra Festivals at Mills in 2015 and 2016.

Instrumental Music Specialist for the San Mateo - Foster City Schools (CA) beginning September of 2007. Helped to develop and launch a revolutionary elementary school instrumental music program in which every 5th grade student (over 1000) paticipated. (unfortunately this program was cut due to extreme budget shortfalls)

Director of the West Bay Community Band since 2004 - Adult and Community Education for the San Mateo Union High School District - a group of community musicians ages 18 to 94 enjoying a lifelong love of music in practice and performance.

Instructor of music for the Summer Enrichment Program 2003 to 2008, including Jazz Improvisation and Interpretation Intensive at Crystal Springs Uplands School, Hillsborough, California.

Instructor of music at Carlmont High School, Belmont, California from 2005 to 2007. Increased enrollment, started Tri-M Chapter, helped produce two highly successful musicals, planned and directed tours to Los Angeles (1st Place Gold - Unanimous Superior) and New York City (another 1st Place Gold - Unanimous Superior), a total of 7 Superior ratings (5 of them unanimous) at festivals in just 2 years, increased community outreach, expanded orchestra offerings, gave over 30 performances per year, worked on theatre development committee. (see complete list)

Instructor of music at Bayside Middle School for the Arts and Creative Technology and for the San Mateo - Foster City Schools (CA) from 1984 to 2005. Developed elementary school instrumental music program, from scratch, to include thousands of students. Helped develop the curriculum for Bayside Middle School for the Arts and Creative Technology including extensive standards work. Developed a computer music and MIDI/digital audio course using the school's Macintosh Lab. Created and maintained the school website from 1996 until 2005. Two time PTA Honorary Service Award Member (1999 and 2001). In 2001, Bayside was designated a California Distinguished School with Special Recognition in the Arts, one of only two middle schools in the state to be so honored.

Brass Instrument Specialist at the College of San Mateo Summer Youth Music and Fine Arts Camp from 1988 to 1995 (music administrator in 1990).

Instructor of music for the Belmont City Schools in Belmont, California for the 1984 - 85 school year. (This was a half-time position concurrent with a half-time position in San Mateo.)

Jazz Workshop Director at Columbia Junior College in Columbia, California 1976 to 1978.

Adjudicator and Clinician at many Northern California Jazz Festivals and Concert Band Festivals since 1976. Guest speaker on computers and music education for California Music Educators Association - Bay Section, the California Arts Project, the Oakland City Schools and the San Mateo County Schools.

Music Education Special Interest forum manager - THRESHHOLD 2000 BBS - 1991 to 1993.

Instructor of music at Sonora High School in Sonora, California, 1975 to 1982.

Fellow of The California Arts Project (TCAP): (SEE BELOW)

Subjects Taught: Concert Band (all levels), Marching Band, Jazz Band (all levels), Guitar, Chorus, String Orchestra, Beginning and Intermediate Piano, Computers and Music and Computer Skills.

Committee Work - have served on many committees: department chair, site council at two different schools, tech committee, magnet school committee, theatre development committee (planning for theatre construction - a 10 year long project at Bayside), theatre development committee for Carlmont, San Mateo/ Foster City School District Strategic Planning Committee ongoing since 2002, 2005 Bayside Federal Magnet Grant Committee (Arts Immersion and Technology), and many more...


Performance Experience

As a freelance trombonist throughout northern California since 1969, I have played or recorded with Maynard Ferguson, Bob Hope, Tony Randal, Anthony Newly, Joel Grey, Richie Cole, Louis Bellson, Mic Gillette, Dave Garibaldi, Roco Prestia, Angela Bofill, Norton Buffalo, Maria Muldaur, Ray Vega, Mark Levine, Jorge Santana, Tito Puente, Jr., Sapo, the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, the Carmel Bach Festival Orchestra, the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra, the Full Spectrum Big Band, the Don Piestrup Big Band, the Cuz Cuzno Big Band, the Rudi Castro Big Band, the Matt Schon Big Band, the Rudi Salvini Big Band, the Chops Big Band, the Jose Alfredo Mohica Big Band, the Tuesday Night Live Big Band, the Bob Enos Big Band, Sister Swing, Safari, Oriente and many others.

Bass trombonist with the Modesto Symphony Orchestra from 1977 to 2000.


In addition to having recorded on dozens of LP records in the past, I have more recently been heard on the following CD projects which are still in circulation (click cover to order):

Full Spectrum
Big Band
Jeff Eaton Project
Ruben Salcido

Some LP projects...

Usual Suspects
Usual Suspects
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Usual Suspects
Usual Suspects

Work with The California Arts Project (TCAP)

Site Open/Invitationals

Leadership Academies/Events

Site Sponsored Events/Activities

Project Sponsored Events



Music typesetter and CD recording engineer for Gymboree Play & Music from 1999 - 2005. Responsible for all music typsetting in their world-wide publications. Webmaster for: West Bay Community Band, Dentisry and All That Jazz, Safari - Latin Jazz, Gold and Brass, Mills High School Music, Alliance for Resolution, (formerly: Bayside Middle School, San Mateo Elementary Teachers Association, and others...). I was co-owner of two music stores and a sound company (worked with Juice Newton, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Taj Mahal, the David Grisman Quintet, Rose Maddox, Hank Williams, Jr. and many others).

Professional Memberships

Music Educators National Conference
California Music Educators Association
California Band Directors Association
International Association for Jazz Education
International Trombone Association
Past President, Tuolumne County Music Educators Association
The California Arts Project - fellow

Picture Gallery

See some photos of projects and groups I have been involved with.

Recorded Musical Examples

(In additon to studying with Dan Livesay at CSUH, I have studied with Charles Vernon of the Chicago Symphony, Gerald Pagano of the Detroit Symphony and Jan Kagarice of the Prisma Quartet and Professor of Trombone at the University of North Texas.)

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