jazz bird

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About me

Industry Education
Occupation student & musician
Location Central, NY, United States
Introduction I'm a jazz musician (vocal), happy wife (yay!) and a non-traditional, slaving student (and loving it). I have a strong background in musical theatre, but most recently spent about a decade working in high tech, though I'm not your typical geek (not saying I'm not a geek, just different). I constantly feel the need for growth and learning new things. I am looking forward to being on both sides of that process as a teacher. I think once someone feels he has achieved perfection is the moment he stops feeling the need to strive for it and, thus, stops learning. I hope to never lose that internal drive. (I'm also the queen of parenthetical statements).
Interests autumn, beaches, board games, bonfires, camping, canoeing, cooking, fake books, film, fog, green, hiking, intelligence, jam sessions, jazz, jingles, kites, lake tahoe, love letters, manhattan, moroccan food, music, npr, pianists, pinot noir, reading, road trips, roller coasters, technology, tide pools, vegetarian food, web technology writing
Favorite Movies high fidelity, young frankenstein, defending your life, shawshank redemption, sliding doors, anything kevin smith, oh brother where art thou?, dream for an insomniac
Favorite Music ben folds, jamie cullum, curtis stigers, cake, carmen mcrae, dave brubeck, eddie jefferson, karrin allyson, joe raposo, joni mitchell, kurt elling, men without hats, queen, sarah vaughan, fiona apple, the beatles, vince guaraldi
Favorite Books the secret garden, high fidelity, the lovely bones, tales of the city, the shining, walden, barrel fever, sex drugs and cocoa puffs, anything shel silverstein, the real book, the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime, freakonomics

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