Summer, summer, summertime! It’s the summertime!

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by

I’ve got my swimsuit ready! Where’s the pool party? Ah, yes, gotta love living in Southern California! The days are getting hotter, and so is my schedule.

I’ve got some hot shows with the amazing band Farofa this week. Farofa is a group of phenomenal Brazilian musicians (Felipe Fraga, Isaias Elpes, Luis Mascaro) who live in Los Angeles. On occasion, their guitarist, JP Murão, asks me to sub for him, and this week I get to pretend to be Carioca twice! If you haven’t seen Farofa, and want to see me with them, don’t miss this free performance. Their original compositions and innovative, fresh interpretations of contemporary American pop songs are invigorating, exciting and fun! You will dance…

In July, I’ll be traveling to Lebanon to perform at the Zouk Mikael International Festival with the fantastic singer/songwriter Mayssa Karaa and a group of distinguished American musicians: our MD Carmine Rojas, Scott PageMarcus Nand, Rich Jacques and Neal Daniels. I’m so excited! I’ve never been to Lebanon, and can’t wait to get there and perform the beautiful blend of American and Lebanese music that we’ve been rehearsing.

Once I get back to the USA, I’ll be heading to Summerfest in Milwaukee to be a mentor for the School of Rock at Summerfest! This event, School of Rock OnTour@Summerfest, showcases 500+ students in 60 bands from 30+ School of Rock locations around the US and Australia. Over the course of two days, the students will rock the Summerfest audience from numerous stages, performing iconic rock songs with professional guest artists from legendary bands. I’m looking forward to hearing what these talented young musicians can do! Check out School of Rock to find a school near you.

Speaking of hot…have you considered having live music for your summer fete? Book me! If you want to organize a house concert, it’s FREE to you as the host. Email me and I’ll send you details 🙂

Host a HOUSE CONCERT – no cost to you!


I don’t have any shows scheduled for Bay Area at the moment, but I do have a few appearances in Southern California:

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Make Music Day, with Farofa
Museum of Making Music

5790 Armada Drive
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Friday, June 23

9pm – midnight
The Oak and Vine, with Farofa
117 E Harvard Street
Glendale, CA 91205
No cover

Thursday, July 6

Zouk Mikael International Festival Concert, with Mayssa

July 8/9
2017 #SOROnTour at Summerfest
Milwaukee Lakefront
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202


Los Angeles students! I’m around this summer and teaching in my Los Angeles studio. Contact me to schedule a lesson.

Bay Area students!  There is a possibility that I will be in the Bay Area teaching on Monday, June 26.  Please check out this link, select a lesson time that works for you, and send me an email letting me know if you want to take a lesson.  I’ll write you back, confirming your lesson time.

Bay Area Lesson Schedule – June 26

Hope to see you soon!


Blessings & Music,


#TheMusicalLife #SoRONTour #SchoolofRock #Summerfest #FarofaTheBand #MusicEducation

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