Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology, California State University,
I am retired and no longer teach classes at CSUB. If you would like to reach me, please contact the Psychology Department Office at (661) 654-2363, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Focus Group Facilitator. I have planned, conducted, analyzed and reported at least 30 focus groups, mostly as a part of my CSUB work with the Assessment Center. Focus groups are one of the best ways to obtain information about the perceptions of people on nearly any topic. The Assessment Center specialized in program assessments of academic majors and other programs.
Applied Sport Psychology. Having taught sport psychology classes, and used techniques in my own athletic activities, I have remained active in promoting the use of sport psychology principles. I occasionally work with individual athletes (especially in tennis) and have provided workshops for those interested in sport psychology applications.
Tennis Teaching. I served as a tennis teaching pro at Smoke Tree Ranch in Palm Springs in 2005 during their peak season. Here's a recent article in The Bakersfield Californian on September 25, 2006, about my return to tennis after open heart surgery.
Tennis & Golf. I play tennis in a variety of area tournaments, mostly at the open level, with doubles partner Chuck Beatty. I usually play golf once or twice a week, and enjoy the challenge of this most difficult of sports.
Music. I play for diverse groups, including retirement groups, dance groups, weddings, parties, and other special events—even as a featured artist at the new Bakersfield Jazz Workshop. I work primarily as a soloist, but occasionally play in a duo, trio, or quartet. For a short biography published by the Lenny Feldman newsletter, see http://www.cordeenman.com/noel/.
My instrument is an accordion, played both electronically and acoustically. You can hear samples of various styles by clicking the tunes below, which I recorded with a simple 2-track Roland BR-8 recorder. The clips were produced at home, using only my midi accordion. Because the accordion can simultaneously produce two treble parts, a bass line, and chords, it is well suited for use as a 4-part midi controller, while at the same time producing the traditional accordion acoustic sounds.
COMBINED ELECTRONIC & ACOUSTIC MUSIC: I use a Ketron MS-40 sound generator for all of the electronic sounds, and my Petosa AM-1100 Midi is both a midi controller and an exceptionally fine acoustic accordion.
Besame Mucho (One of my favorites. Musette accordion switch for the acoustic part.)
Autumn Leaves (Another favorite. Nice, jazzy beat.Clarinet accordion switch for the acoustic vamping.)
Always on My Mind (Nice blending of electronic nylon guitar sound with the acoustic accordion.)
Undecided (Very up-tempo version of an old standard.)
Route 66 (I splurged with 2 electronic and 2 acoustic tracks for this song.)
ACOUSTIC-ONLY MUSIC: This is the "traditional" accordion sound played on my Petosa AM-1100 accordion.
Sound of Music (Medley: "Edelweiss," "Sound of Music," "My Favorite Things")
Over the Rainbow (Bassoon and Clarinet Accordion Reeds)
Swedish Waltzes (Fast waltzes, fun to play.)
Beer Barrel Polka (A toe-tapper)
Czardas (The most classical of the selections here.)
De Colores (Tex-Mex style)
Malaguena (A very popular semi-classical piece.)
ELECTRONIC-ONLY MUSIC: For the electronic sounds I use a Ketron sound generator connected via midi to my accordion.
Mame (For this I used electronically produced horns, organ, strings, and harmonica.)