2023 Wrap UP

As we come to the close of 2023 I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a wonderful year! There were so many bright moments making 2023 extra special. Here are a few highlights. 

In April of this year we had our second Spring Fling with Strings for the Narada Michael Walden Foundation at the Throckmorton theater featuring several of my students performing with a pro band including Narada on drums and a symphony orchestra. I had the pleasure of working with my students & the other singers to prepare them for ensemble singing/performing, as well as their featured solo performances. Bravo to all the performers! 

Spring Fling video https://youtu.be/EZdVZvtOtmU?si=l342cJB93JCmTmnN

The Narada Michael Walden Foundation's 26th annual Holiday Jam featuring the great Lisa Fischer (Rolling Stones, Tina Turner), was held on Dec. 16 at 142 Throckmorton in Mill Valley, featuring several of my incredibly talented students. Congratulations to Makena McComb and Kat Stone on their Best Duet award! This high energy, heartfelt holiday show features many talented kids throughout the Bay Area.  

Full show here https://youtu.be/Sj7IniBtuus?si=s8HxfoLOSsU3LS0w. To learn more about the foundation and how you can help, please visit www.naradamichaelwaldenfoundation.org 

This year a portion of the proceeds and your generous donations will help the children of Lahaina, Maui.

Anna Harrell, Charly Kerr and Bella Kraus put on a stellar concert during Sweetwater's Sunday Brunch in March. They performed their outstanding original songs to a full house. The girls also performed at a fabulous house concert in Berkeley hosted by producer Jim Greer. 

Singer/Songwriter Anna Harrell played the Sweetwater stage at the Mill Valley Music Festival, and released a beautiful, original song for the PNOC Foundation titled "Night Light" you can listen and donate to PNOC by purchasing this beautiful song written by Anna and produced by Jim Greer. 

https://nightlight-losenochild.bandcamp.com/track/night-light-by-anna-harrell. Thank you!

My long time student Charly Kerr released her beautiful, original song “Oranges” masterfully produced by Renee Harcourt (Blame Sally, Dear John, Love Renee) in June of this year. Charly is currently wrapping up production on her next single “Bluebird” also produced by Renee. Release date to be announced soon!

Congratulations to my student Kat Stone for releasing her original song "Neon Sign" produced by Jim Greer and is wrapping up her next hot single “Up In Flames” in 2024. 

You can listen to Charly & Kat's music on all streaming platforms. 

I had the absolute pleasure of co-writing songs and producing vocals with my adult student, the incomparable Carmen Maria with producer  Jim Greer. I can't wait to share it with you in the new year. Carmen Maria is a multi talented artist, actress, pro ice skater and entrepreneur. This project was one of my favorites of the year. More to come soon! 

My long time student Dylan Webb recorded a live performance with their Father Paul Webb for "Jam in the Van" in Las Vegas in May. This clip features an original song titled "Made of Clay" written for Dylan by pro singer/songwriter Holly Davidson: https://youtu.be/fDEeOciFWto?si=6IhEdcOAPfJW6vBb Dylan has a killer voice and stage presence, and has been performing weekly for the past couple of years in Bend Oregon at a popular wine bar developing a strong, loyal following. 

I had the pleasure of singing at their 18th Birthday in Bend which featured Dylan, Paul, and many outstanding local musicians. Dylan will be recording and releasing music in the new year. Stay tuned!

Another long time student Lexi Donovan blew me away with their riveting, powerful performance in Tam High's phenomenal production of War of the Roses. My hats off to Lexi and the entire cast for one of the best plays I have ever attended. Special shout out to my former student Jack Hochschild for his outstanding performances in War of the Roses and in Marin Theater Company's production of Dunsmuir. 

Special shout out to my friend of many years, an incredible bass player, songwriter and educator, Angeline Saris for hiring me to coach the singers in her Foundations of Music Performance class at Marin Academy. I've been a guest teacher at MA for the past 3 years. Thank you Angeline!

Check out Angeline's original song and music video "Come Undone" Angie's bass solo is fire!


I love working with all of you and look forward to continuing to teach, mentor and create opportunities for my students to record and perform in the new year. 

Wishing you and your loved ones a blessed new year.

With love and gratitude,


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