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Brian teaches music to grades K-8 at Manatee Charter School.  He previously taught middle school science in Sarasota for 9 years.

He was introduced to mindfulness meditation in 2004 at Bowling Green University in Ohio and began taking courses on teaching mindfulness to children and adolescents in 2013. He was certified as a mindfulness instructor after completing his year-long certification program with Mindful Schools in 2016. Between 2015 and 2018, Brian has taught over 100 middle school and elementary students mindfulness lessons and practices primarily using the Mindful Schools curricula. 

When not working or teaching mindfulness, Brian enjoys being with his wife and 3 dogs, traveling and listening to music.   Brian continues to seek spiritual growth through contemplative studies and retreats.

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