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I am a recently retired music educator with 33 of music classroom experience. I am a vocalist, pianist and composer who also plays the baritone horn and guitar. My Bachelor of Music degree is from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with majors in Music Education and Music Theory/History/Composition. My MEPD degree is also from UW-Whitewater, and I gained Adaptive Education certification along with that degree. I started composing at the age of 16 and have studied composition with Nicholas Contorno, Karen Boubel, and Joseph Koykkar. Over the past year, I've spent lots of time learning more about popular song writing and the music business, and have worked on my writing and music composition skills.
Songwriting Info
I am a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist
Looking for a:
Songwriter, Composer, Lyricist, Topline Writer, Beat Producer
Preferred collaboration style:
in person, video chat, email, cloud storage
Children's Music, Christian/Gospel, Classical, Jazz, Pop
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Instruments I write with:
piano, vocals, other
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Songwriting Achievements:
I've had several publications with API Music. I've written instrumental, vocal, and choral music. I am a BMI member.
Personal Songwriting Goals:
To write more music again, now that I am not teaching full time and my child is an adult.
Collaboration Goals:
publishing deal, sync placement (film, TV, video games), mainstream artist release, niche/independent artist release, just for fun
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5 days ago
ruesinkl commented on a sound
Nice lyrics! Good song and well recorded!
Best Day In My Life
I co-wrote this song with a Swedish composer named Jorgen Bolmstad. It is also published with a Nashville Publisher and it was on hold with Keith Urban.
5 days ago
ruesinkl commented on a sound
Lovely song!
 The Music We Dance To
This song was co-written with Dusty Turner and it is published with a Nashville Publisher.
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