I’m a committed Christian, an experienced music teacher, and a former homeschool dad. My music training and experience includes 32 years as a high school choir director, over 45 years’ involvement in church music leadership, and over 50 years’ experience as a performer. I’ve taught children from age 5 through high school, in private lesson, small group, and large group settings. All of this has been done with a firm commitment to honor God in my teaching, understanding that as a Christian man, I have a big responsibility to model godly behavior and attitudes. And as a former homeschool dad, I’m a big believer in the value of homeschooling, especially since a child’s first and most important teachers are his or her parents. Anything I do as a teacher will be designed to support the values and priorities of your family.
When we were living in El Paso, with boys aged 7 and 10 at the time, I began a general music class for homeschoolers. It turned into a homeschool choir that grew to about 85 members. Then we moved to Katy. My new job did not allow for a homeschool group at the time. Our sons are grown men now, but I am still very interested in providing instruction to homeschool kids in a subject area that most parents value, but which most parents are not prepared to teach.
I hope you will look at the options below and consider enrolling your child(ren) in what will be a great opportunity for them to learn about God’s gift of music. Please feel free to pass this along to other homeschool families who might be interested.
B. Mus. with High Distinction in Composition, Indiana University, 1980
M. Mus. in Choral Conducting, Indiana University, 1981
Texas All-Levels Music Teacher Certificate, University of Texas at El Paso, 1982
Doctoral degree coursework, University of Texas at Austin, 1982-1985