ALLEGRO SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Announcing the 1st ever Allegro School of Music:
“Name that Instructor Competition!”
My favorite sound is genuine laughter.Especiallywhen my girls are playing.
The thing I most dislike is repeating mistakes.(Allergies run a close second).
to joining the Navy out of high school.I changed my mind when a broken hand delayed myphysical.
I was originally a Biology major in college.
Growing up I played a lot of tennis and was ranked,albeit not too highly, in Oklahoma.
I would love to live in Rio de Janeiro. I've been toBrazil three times, speak some Portuguese, and can'tthink of a better last meal than churrasco and suco demaracujá.
Some of my favorite music: Tom Waits, Doc Watson,Frank Sinatra, Neil Young, Leon Redbone, Radiohead,Willie Nelson, Manuel Barrueco, Talking Heads, GlennGould, Bob Wills, João Gilberto, and Muddy Waters.(Including The Beatles would be like saying, "I like air")
Using my own money, the first LP I purchased wasKiss
, first 45 was Sammy Hagar
I Can't Drive 55
,first tape was Stevie Nicks
Wild at Heart,
first CD wasStevie Ray Vaughan
Couldn't Stand the Weather
, andmy first digital download was Luciano Pavarotti
The first performance I attended with my own fundswas Metallica when I was 15. The most recent was
at Centennial Hall.
These days I'm listening to The Doors' self-titled firstalbum,
Tangos y Danzas
by Aniello Desiderio, and
by the John Scofield Band.
Some of my favorite authors include David Sedaris,Edward Abbey, and Gore Vidal.
Some of my favorite movies include Dr. Strangelove,Everything is Illumintated, and Koyaanisqatsi.
My first teaching stint ended abruptly when my parents hid my dad's violin from me. I had lined up my stuffed animalsand was using the bow as a pointer to illustrate some very important points about something. I was probably 2 or 3.
Two of my favorite quotes: "Even a spotted pig looks black at night." - Barbara Kingsolver "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy." - Thich NhatHanh
I have a wonderful wife and two fantastic daughters. Having a family who likes one another and enjoys doing thingstogether brings me the most happiness and greatest sense of accomplishment.
The first five correct answers will be entered into a drawing for a FREELESSON COUPON!
The winner and runners up will be announced in the June Newsletter.
Which Allegro teacher am I?