WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Current and Former students doing amazing things!!
"Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration,
I don’t think you can go wrong. "
– Ella Fitzgerald
GRADUATING MARIN ACADEMY 2024
Kat was referred to me by my friend and bass player extraordinaire Angeline Saris in Feb of 2021, to coach Kat on a performance of Ella Fitzgerald's version of Summertime for her band class at Marin Academy. Kat and I clicked and have been working together ever since. Kat is one of the most positive, energetic, hard working, talented singer/songwriters I have had the pleasure of working with. She has been performing in bands at Marin Academy since her Freshman year. I introduced Kat to producer Jim Greer to produce 2 of her amazing original songs. I was thrilled to work with Kat on her original songs, and for her Marin Academy Band Class performances over the years. After seeing Kat's powerful performances I invited her to participate in the Narada Michael Walden Foundation's Spring Fling with Strings in 2023, as well as the Narada Michael Walden Foundation's 26th annual holiday jam where Kat was given the award for best duet with my long time student Makena McComb in 2023. See Kat's bio below!
Kat Stone is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. She currently has 2 songs on Spotify, "Somewhere Out There" and "Neon Sign." She has also participated in the Narada Michael Walden Foundation shows earning a best duet award in 2023. She graduates Marin Academy in 2024 and is a singer in the Advanced Bands class of their music program.
Jam in the van las vegas 2023
I've been working with Dylan since they were just 12 yrs old. Now 18, Dylan has been performing to enthusiastic audiences in Bend, Oregon at 2 different venues accompanied by their Father Paul and other local pro musician's. Dylan graduates High School in June of 2024. In the meantime, we will be going into the recording studio with producer Jim Greer before Dylan graduates. Dylan is a powerful performer who's ability to go deep exceeds their years. It has been an honor and a joy to work with Dylan and Paul. I also work with their Brother Ellis who is also a phenomenal musician. More to come on Ellis and more to come on Dylan's recordings. Stay tuned!
I am thrilled to share that my former student and dear friend Camille Rose has a brand new website (click link below). Camille, now 22, has been attending Whittier College in SoCal as a music major and has been writing, co-producing and recording her original music, making music videos, and performing regularly in LA at legendary venues such as The House of Blues, The Mint and The Viper Room to name a few. Camille graduates in April of 2024 and plans to continue her education as well as pursue her dream of making it big in the music business. I worked with Camille for 10 wonderful years and know what she is capable of. If anyone can make it in this business it's Camille. Please take a listen to her music and keep your eyes open for more exciting news regarding the release of her original music EP in 2024! Congratulations Camille Rose!!
CAROLINE SKY GRADUATES BARNARD COLLEGE 2023
UPDATE ON CAROLINE SKY
My amazing former student and dear friend since the age of 12 Caroline Sky, graduated Barnard College in 2023. I recently booked Caroline for a gig during the holidays at the Lumberyard in Mill Valley in Dec. 2023. They needed someone on short notice so I reached out to Caroline hoping she would be in California and as fate would have it she was. Ever the consummate professional, having performed most of her life to a wide range of audiences on both the East and West Coasts, Caroline learned several Christmas songs as was requested by the venue, and performed songs by Carly Simon, Leonard Cohen, and a few of her outstanding original songs.
She has been performing since the age of 12 at numerous festivals in CA and on the East Coast. Caroline was on The Voice in 2018. She was awarded Artist of the Year from the Narada Michael Walden Foundation, and has shared the stage with such luminaries as Joan Baez, Carly Simon and Ben Taylor to name a few.
Caroline is an artist who gives back. She has performed for non profits Bread & Roses, Camp Jabberwocky, Doctors Without Borders, and Guide Dogs for the Blind among others throughout her life.
Caroline currently works and lives in Brooklyn, NY and continues to write and perform her original music.
Her most recent single "SeaFoam" was released in 2023. You can listen to her music on all streaming platforms.