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

Anna Harrell

Mill Valley Music Festival 2023

I met Anna and began working with her in the Fall of 2019. When the world came to a screeching halt in 2020 we continued to meet weekly via zoom. The pandemic allowed many of us to reflect and make good use of our time in lock down. Anna used the time to write a LOT of GREAT songs. Each week she would come to her lessons with new material to share and get feedback on. We worked together throughout 2020 brainstorming , mapping out what she wanted to do with her songs, and career and so the journey began. 

Anna is a prolific songwriter and a captivating performer. She is also self motivated and together we embarked on getting her songs produced.

I believe in Anna so much that I reached out to my music industry contacts and was referred to Jim Greer, a producer in Berkeley, CA. to meet with Anna about producing her first EP. I also introduced Anna to my longtime friend Producer Narada Michael Walden, (Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Barbra Streisand, to name a few). Both producers were and still are very impressed with Anna and have worked with her.

Anna is a natural in the studio. She is a hands on artist with a collaborative nature. Don't get me wrong, she is a mighty force on her own, but also very open to feedback and guidance.

Throughout her High School years team Anna booked several gigs. She has performed at Sweetwater, HopMonk Novato, The Mill Valley Music Festival, The Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, and The Mill Valley Music in the Square sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Anna also wrote, recorded and performed a beautiful original song for the PNOC Foundation titled "Night Light" with 100% of the proceeds going to the foundation. You can purchase and download the song on BandCamp. 

Anna was awarded Artist of the Year by the Narada Michael Walden Foundation and performed at the foundation's Spring Fling with Strings in 2023, as well as 2 two Christmas benefit concerts for the foundation. 

Anna released her first ep in 2022 titled "When You Get This" produced by Jim Greer. 

At my suggestion, Anna attended a 5 week songwriting program in the Summer of 2022 at Berklee College of Music in Boston. She came back to California with 40 new songs. 

Anna was accepted at Berklee College of Music, but decided to attend USC in Los Angeles and spent her first semester abroad in Paris in 2023. While studying music business, Anna continues to write with the intent to record more of her original music. 

You can listen to Anna's music on all streaming platforms. 

Charly Kerr

Single "Oranges" on Spotify

I met Charly when she was just 12 yrs old. She was working on an original song to surprise her Brother for his Birthday.  I was immediately impressed with her and thrilled to have her as a student. Over the past 6 years, Charly has evolved into a brilliant singer/ songwriter/performer. While working closely together, I encouraged her to keep writing songs to perform and record. I made sure that she had the opportunity to perform with Narada Michael Walden Foundation singing the opening  song for The Spring Fling with Strings in 2023. I also introduced her to Producer Jim Greer  who produced her first EP "Society" in 2022, and in 2023, I introduced Charly to my dear friend Producer Renee Harcourt who produced Charly's most recent single "Oranges" and a second song "Bluebird" to be released in 2024. It's been a prolific 6 years including live performances at Sweetwater, Hopmonk Novato , The Mill Valley Music Festival with Anna Harrell and Bella Kraus, and 142 Throckmorton Theater in Mill Valley. Charly will graduate from Tam High in June of this year (2024). Stay tuned for the release of "Bluebird" and upcoming live performances! Congratulations Charly!



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!! 



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.