In response to many who have
wondered enough to ask, here is just a bit about me.
First of all, and some of you probably suspect this, I have no formal
background in music. I was educated as an instructor of science and mathematics and have
taught at both the secondary and post-secondary levels.
Currently I am an administrator at
a small college in east central Wisconsin, USA. I play the keyboard by
ear. I cant read music well enough to play even the simplest of my own transcriptions,
My wonderful son Ben introduced me to midi several years ago but I did not begin composing
until August of 1996. All the music at my Internet site has been composed
since that time.
My songs come to me through simple inspirations which are normally completed in
an hour or two. I usually compose the melody for guitar and then play the harmony or counter
melody as a flute. When the pieces fit I experiment with various combinations
of instruments until I have something I like. And what I like is a composition woven with
threads of Celtic, New Age, and Classical influence.
I appreciate the time many of you have taken to send me a brief note about my music or my
site. I am also pleased that so many of you have linked to my site and /or use my music
as a background on one or more of your pages. Thank you!
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