Ted’s been at least partially musical for most of his life. Playing bassoon, trombone, guitar and tuned percussion in high school provided for a thoroughly unexciting personal life but led Ted to pursue a career in music. Attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Ted majored in Music Education and Music Theory, pursued conducting studies with Richard VanStone, Leonid Grin and Leonard Bernstein and held conducting positions with the University of the Arts New Music Ensemble, the Delaware County (Pennsylvania) Youth Orchestra and the Greater Princeton (New Jersey) Youth Orchestra. As Principal Bassoon of the world-renowned Philadelphia Youth Orchestra, Ted toured East and West Germany, performing in East Berlin just weeks before the fall of the Berlin Wall. During and after college, Ted worked as a freelance musician in the Philadelphia area until an injury convinced him to hang up his musical career plans and focus instead on a career in business, where he’s done passably okay. Ted instead has focused his musical energies on becoming the best darn rhythm guitarist he can be, in which guise he is never happier than when making music with his friends and colleagues in the Indubitable Equivalents. For the truly inquisitive, Ted plays Fender, Taylor and Pensa guitars using DL, Elixir and D’Addario strings through Matchless amplification. Ted’s musical influences are anyone who makes the time to make music. Aside from all of that, Ted is a Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.