What kind of Music Teacher am I?
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My #1 job is to empower your creative development and self expression in music. I bring a lighthearted approach to teaching that is fun and engaging. It makes the learning part easy.
Everyone is musical!
My lessons will connect you to your innate musical talents and give you the skills to express them, making music a life long companion. You’ll find the confidence to free the songs in your heart, bringing joy to yourself and those around you.
A Marin County Local
I’ve been teaching private lessons in Voice, Piano and Performance Coaching in Mill Valley for over 15 years. I love Marin County’s natural beauty and am lucky to be a part of such a vibrant and innovative community!
As a singer/songwriter looking to hone my gifts and stretch myself both vocally and on the piano - Caylia has been a gift. She cares tremendously and is truthful in her coaching. She is dedicated to helping me discover my own voice, use my words and voice to convey the message I want to put into the world and express it in a way this is truly me
My Background & Experience
As a Musician and Performer I trained in voice and piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and was awarded Bachelor of Fine Arts for Music and Musical Theater from San Francisco State University.
By age 14 I wrote my first Musical (I know, right?) and have been creating ever since. I’ve written, produced, composed and performed 2 one woman shows (The Date Whisperer & Bare Naked) to sold out audiences in Marin, Sonoma and San Francisco . I’ve also contributed as a Producer, Performer and Accompanist for many Cabaret Acts, School Musicals, Theater Companies and Talent Shows.
I’ve been fortunate to have worked with many wonderful North Bay musical theater programs including the Marin Youth Musical Theater Program at the Throckmorton Theater (founding Musical Director), Vector Theater (Musical Director) and TheaterNow Productions (Musical Director and performer).
As an Educator I hold a Masters of Education from Marin County’s own Dominican University and am fully credentialed to teach music in the State of California. I am also accredited to teach the Simply Music™ method of Piano Education.
Many schools and studios have hosted my classes and workshops. I was delighted to be the Choral Director and Elementary Music Teacher in the Ross Valley School District where I worked with hundreds of students from Wade Thomas, White Hill Middle School, Manor Elementary and Brookside schools. I’ve also taught General Music (K-5) at several schools in the Mill Valley and San Rafael districts.
Am I a practicing musician?
I have performed across the USA as a professional pianist, singer, composer and songwriter.
One of my career highlights was to sing the National Anthem to a crowd of 47,000 people at the SF Giants Stadium. That was truly an honor, and you should have seen the standing ovation I received!
Well…I guess they were already standing, but I like to think that my performance had something to do with it. ☺
Call me at 415 383 5395 if you have any questions or would like more information about how to get started playing music!