About the Book
The story behind the book is much more interesting. Rhinehold was a gift my mother gave me when I was going through a rough time. He is 27 years old as I write and when I hug him it feels like hugging my mother. Please read the dedication page as this is why I wrote this book.
Kirk Wilke is a professional musician and teacher living the the greater Washington DC area. Starting at 3 years old he learned both piano and trumpet. That lead to the Eastman School of Music for his undergraduate degree in trumpet and music education, George Mason University for his Masters in conducting an another advanced degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he studied under Carl Topilow, the music director of the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Mr. Wilke is the founder of the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra, a semi professional orchestra in Fredericksburg VA. He also is known in China where he has conducted the Shangdong Symphony Orchestra.