Dennis has spent over four decades as a music educator and professional musician in Texas and Louisiana. As a teacher, he has taught in both private and public schools at the elementary and high school level. He has also served as an adjunct professor at Tulane University. Currently he teaches in the Music Talent Program at Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies in Metairie, LA. His professional performance experience as a woodwind doubler has taken him from being a U.S. Air Force bandsman/arranger to jazz bands, floor shows and musicals. Living and working in the New Orleans metro area has given him the opportunity to teach and perform in a wide variety of musical genres.