Hayward La Honda Music Camp is proud to have a 54 year history of excellence. Our current faculty includes outstanding music educators with over 20 years of teaching experience in California public school programs and universities. Last year we had some well known professional musicians, including Mic Gillette, formerly of Tower of Power and Andy Martin, trombonist with the Gordon Goodwin Band. In addition some of our faculty are alumni of the camp, bringing their skills back to share their knowledge and training with younger generations of campers.

Below is our outstanding faculty from 2014!

Brad Barnett
Music Teacher, Retired
Freelance Musician
Jazz Piano, Theory, Ensemble coach

Mary Artmann
Professional Musician
Cello Coch

Marvin Bowerman
Marriage, Family, Therapist
Camp Administrative Director
Board President, Trombone

Milt Bowerman
Hayward Unified School Dist, Ret.
Professional Musician, Jazz Piano, Saxophone
Associate Camp Director
Jazz Improv, Staff Jazz

Sue Bowerman
Corporate Real Estate
Logistics, Administration, Art Assistant

Greg Brown
Instrumental Music Teacher
Northgate High School ,
Professional Jazz Saxophonist
Jazz Band & Improv

Frank Cassados
Boston Area Freelance Musician
Bassoon Coach

Yoon Choe
Vocal Music Teacher
Hayward School Dist.
Jr. Chorus, Vocal Ensembles

Jerry Criswell
Freelance Musician
Music Major, Univ of the Pacific
Junior Recreation Director

Troy Davis
Director of Bands & Jazz
Aragon High School

Jeannine Dennis
Professional Musician
Flute Coach

David Eshelman
CSU-East Bay Director, Jazz Studies Emeritus
Jazz Band, Low Brass coach
Jazz Improv, Staff Jazz

Benjamin Gooch
Doctoral Student, Univ of Utah
Salt Lake Pops Orchestra, French Horn
French Horn Coach

Bruce Haines
Chorus Master
Festival Opera Walnut Creek
Piano Accompanist

Patrica Hurtado
Instrumental Music Teacher
James Logan High School
Flute coach, Flute Tech

Jorge Jimenez
Instrumental Music Teacher
College Park High School
Senior Symphonic Band

Beverly Johnson
Instrumental music Teacher
Hayward School District
Conductor, East Bay Symphonic Band
Flute Ensembles, Junior Camp Coor.

Shane Kalbach

Music Teacher, Lincoln USD
Viola Coach

Randy Keith
Professional Musician, Bass Teacher
CSU Stanislaus
Bass Coach

Wenschel Lan
Research Assoc. Space Systems
Naval Postgraduate School
Trombone coach. Camp Admin.

Curtis Mannah
San Joaquin County Performing Arts Charter School
Sr. Vocal Director

Liz Marquis
Camp Assistant, Oboe
Sr. Arts & Crafts

Andy Martin
Gordon Goodwin Big Band
Trombone, Jazz Improvisation

Mandy Martin, R.N.
Camp Nurse

Patrice Martin
Vice President of Operations, PGE
Camp Board of Directors

Scott Martin
Professional Musician
Saxophone, Flute, Latin jazz
Jazz Improv, Sax Coach

Stan Martin
Professional Musician, Trumpet
Los Angeles Studio Musician
Jazz Improv, Jazz Band, Trumpet Coach

Tyler Martin
Freelance Musician, Sax
Camp Logistics, Jazz Asst.

Bryan McAllister
Professional Musician
Camp Piano Accompanist

Dan Olivas
Freelance Musician and IT Consultant
CSU Stanislaus
Low Brass Coach

Christine Pacheco
Muralist, Mosaic Artist
Art Instructor

Joel Pattinson
Owner, South Bay String Academy
Violin Coach

Rick Russell
Instrumental Music Director
West High School
Saxophone Coach

Aaron Shaul
Professional Musician
Napa Valley Symphony
Bass Coach

Tim Smith
Musical Director, Contra Costa Chamber
Orchestra, Professor Emeritus, CSUH
Sr. Orchestra Sr. Wind Ensemble Director

Greg Sudmeier
Professional Musician - Drums/Percussion
Greg Sudmeier Music Production - G.S.M.P.
Percussion Ensembles/Music History

Poh Soon Teng
Freelance Musician
Percussion coach

Mildred Verdeflor
Logistics, Admin. Asst.

Lacey Waggener
Freelance Musician
French Horn,
Sr. Recreation Director

Karen Wells
Professional Musician
Berkeley High School Music Director
Clarinet Coach/Ensemble Director

Rita Zigas-Brown
Instrumental Music Teacher
Walnut Creek Intermediate
CMEA Band Coordinator
Jr. Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band

Faculty Bios