From Wisconsin. Moved to California 6 years ago because I wanted to
get out of the winter. For much more information see below.
What I’m doing with my life
This year is my first year teaching in Santa Barbara after five
years teaching music in Napa and three of those years involved
traveling to thirteen schools a week in Napa. Let's just say it was
an adventure. Actually teaching is always an adventure. It's a
really rewarding and respected profession but there are also plenty
of days where you just want to find a pile of sand and bury your
head. I teach mostly general music this year like I did last year.
That's the kind of must where you learn to hit rhythm sticks and do
dances and sing simple songs. Before I taught band which was good
because that's what my teaching background is in.
When I'm not teaching I stay busy with a variety of typical things.
Vacuuming, other work around a house, planning for next week; usual
things. I walk excessively long distances for fun and turn on a few
sporting events on TV. Summer=Brewers, fall=Packers and
winter=Flyers, when they're on.
I’m really good at
I don't know that I'm really good at anything. it's not playing the
trumpet or clarinet even though those are the two instruments I
play but then again compared to anyone else on the street I'm
pretty good at them. I know a lot about a lot but I don't know that
I'm close to an expert at most of those things.
The first things people usually notice about me
Not sure. Fairly tall, sometimes appear very quiet but my students
would never think that.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Summer would have to be Milwaukee Brewer games. I actually read
auto repair manuals. The Naked Gun trilogy is classic. It is so
stupid it has to be funny.
The six things I could never do without
Usual material things like my computer, cars, job, phone, and the
more necessary things like family, sleep.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
I teach, so I spend lot of time thinking about that. What will I
teach? Which children may go nuts...will this actually work...or
thinking about my little project car and the next thing that goes
wrong with it.
On a typical Friday night I am
...usually not having a typical Friday night. Each one is
different. I'm driving home from work in the night if that counts
as typical. I may be in a meeting, but not a work meeting. I may be
enjoying a beverage. I may be watching a horrible movie and wishing
I was enjoying a beverage or three orrrrr just trying to stay awake
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
Sometimes I go to bed at 9. I think that's just shocking.
You should message me if
Usual things...you can spell and write with acceptable grammar. A
direction in life is also helpful. Plus someone who knows the area
earns bonus points.