Frank Youngman

Frank hails from Cadillac and will be leading music experiences one day each week in Traverse City. Frank is a recently retired and beloved music teacher. Starting on piano and trumpet, Frank played his first professional job at the age of 15 with a Glenn Miller style band. It was during those early years he came to understand just how powerful music is and how it moves people. Frank’s musical experience ranges from marching bands to a stint with a Chinese Orchestra and decades of time spent in the folk, classic country, swing and jazz world. He plays guitar, banjo, button accordion and even pennywhistles; in addition to piano, trumpet and string bass. He also has a voice that is smooth as silk. To say Frank has a broad repertoire might be an understatement. Frank’s passion for music is matched by his passion for including others in the fun and for interacting with people. When not playing music Frank is probably telling someone a joke or playing with his first grandchild.