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My Musical Career |Part Five


  My Musical Career | Part Five At this point in this blog, we have arrived at the point in my life where I had finished my high school education, and was set to embark upon my college career. My college years began in September of 1970, and lasted for almost five years, until I …

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My Musical Career – Part Four

My Musical Career – Part Four – From High School to College In my last blog post, I left off at the point where I was at the stage of my education where I needed to apply for and to be accepted into college. By this time, it was pretty clear that I was cut …

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My Musical Career- Part Three

  My Musical Career – Part Three 1966 was a seminal year in my musical education – this was the year that I not only entered high school as a freshman, but was involved in all three musical groups that the school offered. The school in question was Yorktown High School, which was completed in …

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My Musical Career – Part Two

A pair of Ludwig balanced action timpani - ca. 1935

My Musical Career – Part Two In Part One of this blog, I told you about the very beginnings of my musical career – from my youth and upbringing in the Bronx and more specifically, how my upbringing influenced my choice of career. To recap it briefly, my role as a choirboy in the church …

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My Musical Career – Part One

My Musical Career Many people have asked me over the years how it was that I came to take up the timpani, of all instruments. My answer is always that I was not really by chance as music played a big part in my upbringing. As a matter of fact, you can say that my …

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