Introduction

I have been a musician into four decades now.  I was a music major (tuba performance and music history) before switching to German Studies. I have a BA from the University of Cincinnati Department of German Studies. I did one year of graduate school in the German department at UC and then left school in order to take care of my home and family full-time. I’ve had a lot of day jobs. I taught music lessons. I taught German language. I managed a kennel at a veterinary hospital. By far the most rewarding day job is Hausmann. I have been a stay-at-home dad for seven years. I have a boy in grade school and I have twins, a boy and a girl, who are in part-time preschool.

My schedule is pretty tight these days but I am starting to have time to work on my personal projects. I try to practice every day. I play gigs as much as after-school activities will allow. I do a lot with the studio, recording myself and helping other musicians make recordings. In college, I wanted to graduate and become a writer. I have plans to expand my writing endeavors when the kids are older and need me around a little less. At the moment, it’s hard to imagine that day.

In the meantime, I’m dedicating myself to this blog. I’m going to try and concentrate on what I know. Mostly parenting with a little bit of music, German, and potpourri.

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