From The Shavano News, August 2020
Used by permission, © 2020 Neighborhoods Network Publishing, Inc.

“I was five years old and I remember the day that my older sister was being set up for piano lessons. When the teacher came, I demanded to be included,” relates Dr. Goodhue. That began his lifelong passion for music.  Goodhue is not only an accomplished pianist and composer, but also teaches piano to those wanting to learn. Goodhue has been teaching piano for 23 years.  His youngest pupil is 10 years old.  His oldest pupils are in their 70’s.  He has played many recitals and concerts over the years, He also has played in various ensembles, including The Rochester Community Orchestra.  He played the organ for many years at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church where he served as music director. He is a member of San Pedro Presbyterian Church Choir, occasionally playing piano and organ in services.  He has composed music for piano, organ, chamber groups, choral groups, singers, instrumentalists and orchestra.

After Berkeley he began a career in the Research Laboratories of Eastman Kodak, Rochester, New York.  He was especially drawn to Rochester, the location of the Eastman School of Music destined to be a large part of his life.  Later Goodhue spent a year at the Eastman School, studying with revered composition professor, Samuel Adler.

Carol Growny and Dr.Goodhue

As a Biochemist, he helped create inventions for fast clinical analysis devices and procedures, some of which are being used today for Covid-19 testing.

After 30 years with Kodak, he retired, soon after accepting a fulfilling job as research manager for a small startup company called Lipatek located in San Antonio.  This company was concerned with making drugs for cancer chemotherapy.  Eventual retirement from Lipatek led to his difficult decision to leave science research in order to specialize in musical activities, especially piano teaching and composition.  His latest career is music teaching and composition.   As many in my family are teachers I realize “teaching is in my blood”. At one time he had 40 students, but gradually has reduced that number to allow more time for composition and other passions.  He does have a few openings for students. Call him at 210-860-0156.  For more information visit the website,

Married to his wife, Margaret, they have 6 children and 7 grandchildren.  Dr. Goodhue is a classically trained pianist and teacher. He enjoys playing and teaching music of many types.He belongs to the Composers Alliance of San Antonio, the San Antonio Music Teachers Association, The National Federation of Music Clubs and the American Guild of Organists.

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