Following is a partial profile I have listed on my website www.customtab.com there will be more to come on this page regarding public school experience and personal info:
FULL TIME FACULTY MUSIC INSTRUCTOR IN COMMERCIAL MUSIC PROGRAM AT SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE IN LEVELLAND, TEXAS - 7 YEARS
This world-renowned program of the Creative Arts Department offers ensemble classes (bands) in styles ranging from bluegrass to country to rock and blues, as well as private instruction on virtually all the fretted instruments used in these styles. The size of this program continues to grow yearly and has attracted students from all over the United States and several foreign countries since its inception.
MEMBER OF TOURING AND RECORDING GROUP "ALAN MUNDE AND COUNTRY GAZETTE" - 5 YEARS (upright bass and banjo)
This band held the record for having the largest selling bluegrass album in the world for several years after the group's formation with its debut release on United Artist Records. One of the few such groups to be on a major label, Country Gazette has been praised for it's modern approach to this highly traditional music form since day one by critics and fans around the world. Also, members of this group, including myself, have been selected to conduct numerous instrumental workshops around the country.
In 1994, after many requests from my students and readers of my articles, I realized there was a need to offer this custom transcribing service to the many players that need occasional help learning the music of the players they admire. I believe this model based approach to learning to play is critical to anyone wanting to make quality music on any instrument. Otherwise you're reinventing the wheel, so to speak. And if you do, chances are it won't be round.
TRANSCRIBER AND AUTHOR FOR VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS - 15 YEARS and counting!
I have transcribed tablature books for Acutab Publications, Mel Bay Publications, Homespun Instructional Tapes, and Texas Music and Video. In addition, I have been a regular columnist for Banjo Newsletter for seven years and was a contributor for 5-String Quarterly during its existence.
PUBILC SCHOOL TEACHER - 18 YEARS and counting!
1. Achille, OK: 1 yr – 7th grade (self-contained)
2. Whitesboro, TX: 5 yrs – MUSIC
3. Calera, OK: 12 yrs – MUSIC