is a continuing student of ethnomusicology. From 1985 to 1990
he studied and performed with the San Francisco Kulintang
Ensemble (Filipino gong music from the island of Mindanao)
led by Robert Kikuchi Yngojo (currently of Eth-Noh-Tec). During
that time he also acquired Afro-Cuban conga technique through
private studies with Richard Adelman in Oakland.
the birth of his son Miles in 1990, Gary's musical activities
took on a different shape--he completed an early childhood
teaching practicum, earned units toward Orff-Schulwerk certification,
arranged music for the Clarendon Elementary School choir,
and substitute taught for Ka'ala Carmack at the Creative Arts
Charter School in SF. He has also provided rhythm accompaniment
for Lizz Roman and Dancers at Lines and ODC Performance Gallery
and for Jill Parker and Ultra Gypsy at Rhythm and Motion.
Gary is currently studying and performing with Kwaku Daddy
at SF City College.