I began servicing, assembling and repairing musical instruments in 1969 for music stores. My roles have included stage technician, repair technician, instrument builder, stage manager, TV producer, music store owner, music teacher and professional musician. I directly assisted many manufacturers including Zildjian, Sabian, Pearl, Ayotte, Staccato, Fender, Peavey, Roland and Yamaha with product development, retail insight, educational programs and promotional events. I've managed two music education centers, owned an instrument retail store and provided technical assistance to the world's greatest musicians, conductors, high school bands & charities. Some included BB King,Charlie Pride,Waylon Jennings,The Red Hot Chili Peppers,Michael Jackson,Pearl Jam,Brooks & Dunn,Tragically Hip,The Pretenders,Primus,The Headpins,Glen Campbell,Rage Against The Machine,Charlie Daniels,DrHook,Fishbone,Spyro Gyra,Ministry,Long John Baldry, Sarah McLachlan,The Variety Club and yup even Spinal Tap!