Resume

– Recorded and released six CDs of music for kids and their grown-ups: The Colors of Us (2016), Pirate Ship (2015), I Like Your Hat (2013), Mister Cooper is for the birds (2011), This World (2009) and Mister Cooper (2006)

Winner of a Parents’ Choice Approved Award“Mister Cooper is for the birds” (2011)

– Composed and recorded original score for the movie, “The Map” (2 Dads Films) (2013)

– Original song, “Farmers Market,” included on compilation CD titled “Growing Veggie Soup” (2010) Recess Music

– Original song, “Out on a Limb,” recorded by the Dillards on their “Let It Fly” CD (1991) Vanguard Records

– Creator of original curriculum based music programs for elementary schools including Kindergarten Sing, 1st and 2nd Grade Sing, Gold Rush in Song, Music in Wartime: Uses of Music During the Civil War, Going West – Songs of the 1880’s, Back to the Notes and co-creator of Poetry and Song Project

– Performs at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital (2014 – present)

– Recipient of 2012-2013 Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission Microgrant
for Kindergarten Sing at Bret Harte Elementary School

– Emergency 30 Day Teaching Credential (1998 to present)

– Creator and presenter of the Sing-a-Long Club with Mister Cooper after-school music program (2008 – present)

– Creator and presenter of the Sing-a-Long Club with Mister Cooper library music program (2009 – present)

– Creator and presenter of the Read Along – Sing Along summer reading program for the Sacramento Public Library (2008 – present)

– Creator and presenter of the “Musical Kids” weeklong educational music camp at Fairytale Town in Sacramento, CA. (2008 – 2009)

– Recipient of 2003 Crocker Art Museum School Services Grant

– Recipient of 2001-2002 Sacramento City Educational Foundation Mini-Grant
for Music in Wartime: Uses of Music During the Civil War

– Recipient of 1999-2000 Sacramento City Educational Foundation Mini-Grant
for Gold Rush in Song

– Recipient of 1998 IBM Funds for Community Service Grant for Poetry and
Song Project

– Performed locally with the music group “The Loose Acoustic Trio”