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Resume - Curriculum Vitae

Birthdate and place - May 30, 1947, San Gabriel, California
Most recent US residence - Long Beach, California
Visa - Spouse of Japanese National


Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina

M.F.A. in Creative Writing, 1998

California State University, Los Angeles

B.A. in English, 1971
Other studies included Adult Education (credential issued 1974) and Business,
including Marketing and Accounting. Staff of Statement magazine, Dean's List.

California State University, Long Beach

No degree. Most recent attendance, 1991
Music and Music Therapy studies. Coursework included 16 units of Educational
Psychology and extensive field experience in hospitals and schools.

Long Beach City College

Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California

East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, California

English Teaching Experience

In Japan: Since August, 1993. Courses taught include Conversation at all levels, English Compostition, including Academic Writing and Research, various Content-based courses, and Listening Lab. Students include university students, company employees, nursing students, police officers, other adults, and children at all grade levels.


In US: One year, Educational Resource Center, Mount San Antonio College, Walnut, California. Tutored English, writing, and related subjects to foreign and native English-speaking students individually and in small groups.

Music Teaching and Therapy Experience

Extensive, since 1967. Guitar, other fretted instruments, music theory, and other music activities to private students, small and large groups, and workshops. Settings included private studios, public and private schools, hospitals, day-care programs, community colleges, and university campuses.

Other Work Experience

10 years experience in music retailing and management. Also wholesale and industrial sales and promotion.