Just got back from a couple days at the rustic and lovely Walker Creek Ranch outside Petaluma. I was returning for the third time to teach voice lessons at the Piedmont Children’s Choirs’ summer camp. Again, I was energized and inspired by these talented young people. They were uniformly well prepared, respectful, engaged and able to concentrate, and sincerely in love with music. It lifted my soul to be around so much promise and art, especially given the bad news on several fronts in our world. It was truly a restorational and inspirational escape.

The Piedmont kids join the San Francisco Choral Society for performances of Mendelssohn’s Elijah at the end of this month – details here: