JH Science Teacher
Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, Michigan 1978
BM, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY 1982
Diploma, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI
B.M. Ithaca College 1982
Music all level – Texas
Science Grades 4-8- Texas
This August starts my thirty-sixth year of teaching! I have taught Science here in Comstock for the last six years and I was a school orchestra director and string instrument teacher for twenty nine years before that. I am a 1978 Graduate of the Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI, and a 1982 Graduate with a BM in Music education from Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY.
2013-Present, Science and Fine Arts Comstock ISD
1982-2011, Orchestra Director and Instructor of String Instruments San Felipe Del Rio CISD, Del Rio, TX
Married to Patricia Brown since 1985
I have two children, Allison, an assistant principal in Del Rio, TX and Philip, a Staff Engineer at Tesla Motors in Austin, TX
My wife and I have four grandchildren 23, 17, 3, and 1
We have two cats and two dogs
I collect cameras including Leica, Nikon, Hasselblad, Rolleiflex, Canon, Graflex, Minox, Zeiss Ikon, Kodak, Linhof, and Many Others
I am a private violin and viola teacher with a strong interest in Violins and Violas and their bows.
I like to fly all kinds of kites and rockets.
I collect violins and violas and their bows.
I have sponsored scholarships for young violin makers through the Violin Society of America and Oberlin College summer institutes.
I have a particular interest in the cornerless violin by Antonio Stradivari known as the “Chanot-Chardon, ex-Bell”. I have comissioned a violin and a viola based on this instrument.
I am at least a fourth generation teacher.