He taught music with such passion. I learned so much about music and the teaching of music while playing in his bands at NSU. I also understand he was a driving force in public school music in the 4 states area through his Loveall Music store. His influence in the world of music education was far-reaching to be sure, as there are many directors whose success is due in large part to his mentorship. The world of music education has suffered a tremendous loss.