32 years music experience

17 Years teaching experience



Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to take lessons from the following music educators;


Bobby Shew, World renowned Musician, recording artist, highly respected music educator.

James Dooley, Principle trumpet Symphony Silicon Valley (formerly San Jose Symphony).

Claude Gordon, internationally acclaimed brass teacher and recording artist.

Bruce Haag, Formerly with the Stan Kenton Orchestra, Elvis Presley, Las Vegas Shows.

Tom Borzene, Respected music educator and administrator.

Dave Burkhart, Formerly with the San Francisco symphony.

Mike Vax, Recording artist.

Dwight Cannon, Formerly with the CBS orchestra.

Robert Szabo, Long time principle and bass trombone San Jose Symphony, highly respected educator.

Joe Davis, West Valley College.

Eric Bolvin, Local recording artist and educator.

Frank Sumares SJSU.

Charles Hamilton SJSU.

Randy Masters SJSU.



Other Experience

Currently I teach privately from the music studios of West Valley Music in Mt. View, CA.  Recently I also have

taught in many after school programs in Cupertino, Mt. View, Palo Alto, Santa Clara and San Jose.


I have been fortunate enough to perform with the following outstanding musicians;


Bobby Shew

Louie Bellson

John Worley

Ed Morrison

Jim Dooley

Mike Vax

Scott Englebright

Dave Richards

Graham Richards

Joe Hodge

John Russell

Brian Booth

Tom Tomacello

Eric Bolvin


Some of the groups I have performed with include;


The Hitmen

The Mike Sloan Big Band

Musicians Warehouse Big Band

A Touch Of Brass

Kool Kats


Cathedral of Faith Orchestra

SJSU Symphony

Orchestra Gitano

Santa Clara University theater productions

Western Stage

Children’s musical theater

Groove Doctors

Sunnyvale House Rockers

Vern Brooks Latin Jazz Ensemble

Chris Ferrarri Big Band

Lead, principle and section parts in various local college, and independent bands


Show credits include;



West Side Story

Singing’ in the Rain

Will Rogers Follies

No No Nannette

Hello Dolly


Into the woods



The Music Man


Chorus Line




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