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Charles Bates

My mother, who played cello, started me taking piano lessons at four years of age in Orchards, Washington.

I played trombone in orchestras, concert and jazz bands from grade school through college.

Went to sea in the merchant marine for 35 years using the off-watch time to practice piano (if there was one on board) or guitar.

I took private guitar lessons for several years before switching to the banjo which I now diligently practice.

I retired from the sea and now live in the mountains of Northwest Washington with my wife Yulia who is an artist from Russia.

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