Born in Tacoma, Washington on December 31, 1934, Reino Moisio's love of music started in middle school when he played the trombone. His years in high school lead to not only enjoying percussion but where he started his craft as a singer, which opened him up to other instruments. After receiving a degree in music and education at the College of Puget Sound, he worked within the public school system in Tacoma. He dabbled in radio and television, but his love of singing is something he held onto until his passing on July 28, 2012. His students and fans fondly remember the man they knew as "Mr. Music".