Musikhaus began as a private teaching studio in Rapid City, South Dakota. I was joined by my wife Michelle in 2000. She eventually became the primary instructor for the studio and I began to focus on other professional endeavors such as ChoralNet, Dakota Voices, and transcribing, editing, and arranging music for ensembles in the USA and abroad.

When Michelle and I relocated to Fort Myers, Florida in 2018, Musikhaus ended as a studio. I am now retired from university and church choral activity and Michelle is a mental health counselor. Having been encouraged by many to make our music available to others, I have created this website to disseminate unpublished manuscripts of various types of music.

I am indebted to my friend David Topping who, again after 25 years, has assisted me in creating a website. If you have need of any website assistance, I urge you to follow his link.


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On the Mend

For those who have asked, I am doing well. Computing is a challenge as I cannot use both hands – mouse is verboten. This text is laboriously being typed (with many bad words spoken aloud) with one-fingered left hand. My physical therapist is impressed with my progress and has cleared me to drive sparingly with one hand while keeping myself in my shoulder brace.

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Summer Doldrums

In many ways, I am no longer the person I was. I was a visionary, administrator, choral conductor, and teacher.

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Counting Blessings

I work Fridays, Sunday, and Monday for a total of sixteen hours a week at Total Wine, the largest retailer of wine and spirits in the USA.

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March Update

It’s been almost two months since I last posted. Much has happened since that time, but I haven’t had the opportunity to write about it. Here are some details:

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I’m crying …..

As I write this, I am watching the inauguration. So many emotions washing over me – relief, pride, joy, and hope.

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Trying to heal…

Michelle recently shared with me some Facebook posts and comments from former students and friends that reinforced my instincts to stay away from social media.

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On the Mend

For those who have asked, I am doing well. Computing is a challenge as I cannot use both hands – mouse is verboten. This text is laboriously being typed (with many bad words spoken aloud) with one-fingered left hand. My physical therapist is impressed with my progress and has cleared me to drive sparingly with one hand while keeping myself in my shoulder brace.

Read More »

Summer Doldrums

In many ways, I am no longer the person I was. I was a visionary, administrator, choral conductor, and teacher.

Read More »

Counting Blessings

I work Fridays, Sunday, and Monday for a total of sixteen hours a week at Total Wine, the largest retailer of wine and spirits in the USA.

Read More »

March Update

It’s been almost two months since I last posted. Much has happened since that time, but I haven’t had the opportunity to write about it. Here are some details:

Read More »

I’m crying …..

As I write this, I am watching the inauguration. So many emotions washing over me – relief, pride, joy, and hope.

Read More »

Trying to heal…

Michelle recently shared with me some Facebook posts and comments from former students and friends that reinforced my instincts to stay away from social media.

Read More »