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EDUCATION:
l966B.A., University of California, Berkeley
l968-9Graduate program in Latin American Studies, University of Wisconsin at Madison
l988-90Graduate studies in Clinical Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, Orinda,California
l970 to present: Self-taught in lutherie, supplemented over time by workshops and hands-on classes with Robert Lundberg (rosette carving), Fred Mejia and Eugene Clark (French polishing), Jose Romanillos (Classic guitar soundboards), Nico Van Der Waals (lute construction) and John Gilbert (Classic guitar design).
Guitar master classes with Michael Lorimer, Leo Brouwer, Vicente Gomez, Rey de la Torre, and Abel Carlevaro.
One year ongoing consultation with Michael Bell of Visual Art Access, San Francisco, Calif.
Art Classes with Paul Wonner, Albert Wein and Joseph Young.

ART AND LUTHERIE TEACHING AND RELATED EMPLOYMENT:
2015Began the apprenticeship of Tom Sands, from England
2015Filmed "The Triad Guitars" project, Oakland, California
2014Ended the apprenticeship of Hiroshi Ogino
2014Began the apprenticeship of Julian Gaffney
2013Began the apprenticeship training of Leo Buendia
2013Ended the apprenticeship of Gustav Fredell
2012Started the apprenticeship of Hiroshi Ogino
2011Ended apprenticeship of Jason Kostal
2011Workshop/lecture: "Things To Know About Making Your Guitar Sellable", A.S.I.A. Symposium, East Stroudsburg University, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
2011Began apprenticeship training of Gustav Fredell
2011Daylong lutherie intensive with Luthier's Invitational of North Texas (L.I.N.T.), Mansfield, Texas
2010Honoring Taku Sakashta, Taku Sakashta Memorial Service, Santa Rosa, California
2010NCAL panel discussion, "the factors behind guitar sound", Martinez, California
2010"Interesting things about the guitar," Diablo Valley Woodworkers' Association, Pleasant Hill, California
2009Began the apprenticeship of Jason Kostal
2009"Voicing the Guitar'" lecture at the Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Santa Rosa, California
2009With Andrew Galli (Gallifilms), filmed "The Responsive Guitar"
2009Advisory Board, Montreal Guitar Festival
2009 Master class in Voicing the Guitar (February), Oakland, California
2009 Lecture-demonstration: "The Differences Between Handmade And Factory Made", Salon de Gitare, Montreal Guitar Exhibition
2008 Master class in Voicing the Guitar (November), Oakland, California
2007 Begin apprenticeship training of Mark Tripp
2007 Advisory Board consultations, Montreal and Miami Guitar shows
2007 Workshop/lecture, "Increasing Guitar Playability", Montreal Jazz Festival Guitar Show, Canada
2007 End apprenticeship of Raymond Kraut; beginning of apprentceship of Mark Tripp
2007 Presentation on "Voicing the Guitar", Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans Symposium, Springfield, Missouri
2007 Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
2006 Start of apprenticeship training of Chris Morimoto
2006 "Action, Playability and Intonation", Newport Guitar Festival, Newport, Rhode Island
2006 Organizer/moderator, steel string guitar listening sessions, Guild of American Luthiers national convention, Tacoma, Washington
2006 February Master class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar; Oakland, California
2006 Special Visiting Lecturer, Music and Ethnomusicology Departments, University of California at Santa Barbara; "The American Guitar: from Andalusia to St. Louis, from Segovia to Elvis, and from the Prairies to Carnegie Hall".
2006 (May) Master Class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar, Oakland, Calif.
2006 Northern California Association of Luthiers; testing of and listening to "normal" vs. "double top" guitars, Palo Alto, California
2006 (February) Master class: Principles and Practice of Voicing the Guitar; Oakland, California
2006 Continuation of apprenticeship training of Raymond Kraut
2005 Testing of and listening to "normal" vs. "double top" guitars, Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Luther Burbank Center inSanta Rosa, California
2005 Apprenticeship of Raymond Kraut begins
2005 Curator, "The East Bay's Guitarmakers" exhibition; Berkeley Civic Arts Commission, Berkeley, California
2005 Distinguished Lecturer Series presentation on "The Guitar: What, How, Why, and the Tonewoods Involved", Ethnomusicology Department, University of California at Santa Barbara
2005 Continued, and ended, apprenticeship training of Hironari Ebata, from Yokohama, Japan
2004 Master class in guitar design and voicing, Oakland, California
2002 Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
2002 Master class in guitar voicing, Oakland, California
2002 Traditional Methods of Rope Binding; Northern California Association of Luthiers, Petaluma, California
2000 Tonewoods selection intensive workshop, taught to membership of Luthier's Invitational of North Texas; Arlington, Texas
2002 Traditional method of guitar binding demonstration, Northern California Association of Luthiers, Sebastopol, California
2002 Sponsor/supporter, "An Evening With Muriel Anderson", Music For Life Alliance, Quality Inn, Orangewood Ballroom, Anaheim, California
2001 Presentation on "Marketing", Luthier's Mercantile, Inc., Healdsburg, California
2001 Presentation on "Hand Tools", Healdsburg Guitar Festival; Healdsburg, California
2001 Completion of apprenticeships of Michihiro Matsuda and Brent Stuntzner
2001 "Intermediate level lutherie and voicing" master class, Oakland, California
2001 Lecture/discussion on "The Point Where the Luthier And Musician Meet", Great Midwest Guitar Show; St. Louis, Missouri
2001 "Ornamental Carving Techniques" workshop, Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
2001 "Uses and Treatment of Tonewoods" panel discussion, Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
2001 "Flamenco Guitar Listening Tests", Guild of American Luthiers, Tacoma, Washington
2000 Lecture presentation: "Why Different Guitars Work Well For Different Kinds Of Music"; The Sheldon Concert Hall, St. Louis, Missouri
2000 Apprenticeship program with Luis Fernandez de Cordoba, from Panama City, Panama
2000 Tonewood Selection, Marketing, and Classical Guitar making workshops; A.S.I.A. Symposium, Nashville, Tennessee
2000 Class in ornamental woodcarving, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California
1999 Apprenticeship of Michihiro Matsuda, Tokyo, Japan
1999 Guitarmaking master class, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California
l998-99 Apprenticeship training program with Ken Oya, Saitama, Japan 1999 Ornamental woodcarving and decoration class, American School of Lutherie, Healdsburg, California
l998 "The Traditional Method of Binding", Northern California Association of Luthiers, Berkeley, California
l998 Canadian government grant funded half-year apprenticeship with Mario Beauregard, Quebec, Canada
l997 Tonewood selection intensive, Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie, Phoenix, Arizona
l997 "Basic Guitar Design", lectures at Fernandes School of Guitar Engineering, Tokyo, Japan
l996 Lecture presentation on guitar history, acoustics and dynamics, and slide presentation on ornamentation in lutherie, Roberto-Venn School of Lutherie, Phoenix, Arizona
l996 Panel discussion, "Lutherie and Marketing", Northern California Association of Luthiers, Berkeley, California
l996 Lecture: "Marketing for the Independent Luthier", Healdsburg Guitar Festival, Healdsburg, California
l995 Lecture on "Physics and Design of the Guitar Neck", Guild of American Luthiers convention, Tacoma, Washington
l995 Lecture-demonstration, "The flamenco guitar -- its origins and playing technique", Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, California
l995 Lecture on "The Guitar: Its History, Design, and Function", Pacific Guitar Works, Walnut Creek, California
l994 Organizing Committee, Northern California Association of Luthiers, second annual exhibit
l994 President, Northern California Association of Luthiers
l994 Panel discussion: "The specific lutherie challenges to building classic, steel string, and archtop guitars", Northern California Association of Luthiers
l994 Class on tonewood selection and vibrating plate dynamics, California State University at Long Beach
l994 Lecture presentation on "The Guitar: Design, Sound, and Value", Builder's Booksource, San Francisco, California
l993 Founding member, Bay Area Society of Stringed Instrument Craftsmen, Berkeley, California
l993 Hosted Richard Schneider master presentation on "Kasha Guitar Design", Berkeley, Calif.
l992 Lecture on "Steel String Guitars: Their History and Design", University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota. Also, workshop on "Instrument Tonewood Evaluation and Selection"
l990 Panel discussion and slide presentation on "Small Workshop Design and Organization", Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
l990 Hosted workshop field trip, Hillcrest School, Oakland, California
l986 Panel discussion on Lutherie, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
l984 Guitarbuilding class, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, California
l983 Lutherie panel discussion, Winfield, Kansas
l982 Lecture on Guitar Design, Western Forestry Center, Portland, Oregon
l98l Historical lutemaking master class with Nico Van Der Waals, Dominican College, San Rafael, California
l980-95 Annual lutherie and repair workshops, Strawberry Music Festival, Camp Mather, Calif
l980-8l Apprenticeship program in lutherie, with John Jordan
l980 Special program on lutherie, cable channel 20, Pacifica, California
l980 One year apprenticeship program in lutherie with John Jordan, Walnut Creek, California
l978 Lecture, "Classic and Flamenco Guitar Playing and Construction Technique", Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington
l978 Taught wood carving, La Cheim School, Berkeley, California
l972-90 Taught guitarmaking privately, Berkeley and Oakland, California
l972-76 Numerous presentation on guitarmaking and repair, East Bay Classic Guitar Society and San Francisco Classic Guitar Society, Bay Area, California
l970 Taught wood carving at Prada Continuation School, Benicia, California
l967-68 Handcrafted Art Project, Peace Corps Service, Iquitos, Peru
l965 Taught art, San Diego Urban League, San Diego, California

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