Hi, everyone! As you no doubt know by now, having navigated your way here, my name is Brian Logee. I figure since you went to all the work to click your way here, you must have a passing interest in just who I am; therefore, I shall endeavor to enlighten you! I was born in Hartford, Connecticut, in the summer of 1963. I spent my early childhood in CT, moved to the Chicago area in third grade, moved near Cape Cod as a junior in high school, then diddled around for a few years until I got serious enough to complete college. I earned my BS in Music Education from The King's College in New York in the winter of 1989, and had my first teaching position in the Fall of '90 at a little 7-12 school in Bainbridge, NY. Are you with me so far? Good. Let's continue. I spent 8 years at Bainbridge, teaching Chorus and General Music. During that time I earned my Masters Degree in Reading from SUNY Oneonta. I then made the fateful decision to take a job offer in Catskill, NY, teaching high school music and directing the Drama program. Having never done Drama before, it was a bit of a shock. But I learn fast, and I've been blessed with a wide variety of useful skills which I was able to apply to running a theatrical production. After two years of experience (and what an experience it was, as anyone in the know will tell you), I came to Phoenix to my current position of Chorus and Drama Director. So if you done the math, you know my age. I've been happily married to my college sweetheart, Sue, since 1989, and we have three children. I have a wide range of interests, but I suppose my family is most important. We enjoy spending time together, especially camping. Unfortunately, my kids are nearly grown up now, so the time we get to spend together is precious. I also enjoy sci-fi novels, computer games, birding, home construction projects, Community Theater, and Barbershop Quartet singing, and running (I told you my interests were eclectic!). Many potential students (and parents) want to know what my teaching style is like, but are afraid to ask, so here you go. Many students find me intimidating at first. I'm not really sure why, but they do. Don't let that throw you, though. Once you get to know me, you'll find I'm more like the style of this letter. I am very animated in my teaching. That's because of the nature of what I teach - performance. I am fond of puns and my former students will tell you I make a lot of jokes. For example, have you heard the rope joke? Skip it. See what I mean? I will say, however, that it's important to know when to joke, and when to work. I expect BOTH from my students. I joke around a lot, but I also expect hard work when it's time. I have very high expectations for my performing groups. I place a lot of demands on the students, and I have found that the students rise to wherever I place the bar. The best chorus or drama student, for me, is not the gifted ones with the angelic voices. The best chorus or drama student is the one that's willing to work the hardest to improve his or her skills, encourages fellow performers, and is loyal to the ensemble, whether the student is gifted or not. Attitude and effort - on these are what I place a great deal of value, not giftedness. I hope you have found this info useful. We have a great Chorus and Drama program here at Phoenix. I hope you will get involved. You won't regret it!