Al Fischer is originally from Michigan and achieved his B.M. in Vocal Music Education from Wayne State University. Then he spent 0% of his time teaching, devoting a couple of decades to musical theater work. Then he spent 50% of his time teaching in St. Louis Missouri, filling out the rest of his time playing piano in a synagogue, directing choir in churches, and serving as artistic director for the Gateway Men's Chorus, St. Louis' gay men's group. Now he spends 100% of his time teaching in the Yakima School District and is proud to be a brand new National Board Certified Teacher.