Hi there! So a little bit about myself, firstly as my username indicates, I'm a high school music teacher. I teach at a fairly large Regional HS in North Carolina, in the United States. As it goes for teaching, I've been teaching for 20 years, 10 of which at my current HS. I did four years of high school marching/concert band, and choir when I was in HS, four years of college marching/concert band, choir, and several smaller groups. 5 seasons of drum corps in the US. While I was earning my degree to teach music, I was serving in the United States Army, and served two years after graduating college. Would of served three more years, but was discharged on a medical. After the military, I taught in London, England for five years, while also playing with the London Symphony Orchestra. Which is where I met my wife. We moved back when my oldest sons were born. Taught at a middle school for five years before coming to my current HS. My main instruments are tuba and double bass. That's about it, I may be a bit grumpy at times, but am always up to a decent conversation!