When you aren’t teaching, what do you enjoy doing?
Teaching and performing music is a full time job, however when I can make the time, I enjoy storm chasing and garden railroading.
Where is the best place you've traveled to and why?
I’ve traveled all over the United States performing & giving workshops, however one of my favorite trips was riding motorcycles with my wife, Karen thru the Big Bend Region of Texas. The unusual, natural beauty is breathtaking, especially on a motorcycle.
What has been the most important innovation you have witnessed in your lifetime?
Probably the most important innovation in my lifetime has been space travel. There are so many innovations & life improvements that have been spawned through our efforts in space exploration.
Anything else you would like us to know?
I graduated from Midwestern State University in 1977 with a Bachelor of Music Degree. I come from a long line of teachers including my Mother & Father. I have two sons, the elder, Ronnie is a Minister and has planted his own church in Wichita Falls, TX. My youngest son Jason received his PhD and is teaching and doing research at Bowling Green University in OH. I now have seven grandchildren. They call me ...Banjo... It has been a great journey to develop music & severe weather programs for Levine Academy since coming there in 1988.