Retired music teacher, Bill Cash is a North Country native, born and raised in Plattsburgh, New York. He
received a BA in music from Plattsburgh State then his MM in music from Crane School of music. His major
instrument was trumpet and performed professionally for three seasons with the New Hampshire Symphony,
before becoming a full time instrumental music teacher. For thirty-three years, he taught high school
instrumental music, twenty - seven of them in Catskill NY.
In 2006 while teaching jazz band, he was inspired by a fantastic high school guitar player who played solo