I loved music from a very early age.  My parents were musicians, and my father was also a music teacher.  I learned to play piano when I was four, on the upright grand piano that my parents still have and on a studio piano that belonged to my grandmother.  I had a child's organ and a small drum set by the time I was six.  My parents bought me a trumpet when I was eight.  They bought me a better trumpet when I was twelve.  They bought me a wooden soprano recorder when I was in my early teens.  I was in school band from the sixth grade on through graduation.  I was in school choir my junior and senior years.  I was in church choir as a teenager.

As an adult, I sing tenor.  I still have the (better) trumpet and the wooden soprano recorder from my youth.  I also have a wooden tenor recorder, as well as plastic sopranino, soprano, alto, and tenor recorders (pictured left).  I own one six string and one twelve string acoustic guitars, and two acoustic bass guitars, one four string and one five string.  I play a bowed psaltery (pictured center) and a hammered dulcimer (pictured right).  I own a small Yamaha synthesizer.  And the piano that belonged to my grandmother is now in my house.

The recorders - tenor, soprano, sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor (L to R) Bowed psaltery Hammered Dulcimer

In late 1997, I formed a Renaissance/folk band named Minstrosity .  (The link is to the band's home page.)  During our run, we recorded three albums.

I also enjoy listening to these varied kinds of music:  classical, folk, Irish, new age, rock and roll, techno, jazz, and soundtracks.