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Giving an improvisation clinic at the Arizona P.A.S. Day of Percussion (photo courtesy of Blake Panting)

Although I retired from fulltime college teaching in 1997, I remain active as an educator. I get my teaching "fix" now in the form of cliniics and masterclasses, usually in combination with concerts when I travel. In addition to getting students interested in jazz improviation, I also have taught classes in, music technology, arranging and orchestration, music careers, general musicianship, and presentations about Trinidad's "Panorama" competition and the state of pan in Trinidad.

I thrive on interaction with students, and like to "get my hands dirty" as a teacher. Nothing is more gratifying than to see light bulbs illuminate over the heads of learning musicians.

In addition to my traveling, I have also been a  faculty member of the Centrum jazz Workshop/Jazz Port Townsend in Washington State. I do still teach a class or two here and there at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle. Currently I am teaching music notation and a seminar in composing for percussion instruments. 

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