SPEF Executive Director Stacey Peterson says, “Green Brooms has been a very generous supporter of SPEF, not only through these fundraisers but also through donations to support SPEF events.” Peterson explains that because SPEF values and helps to fund many of the arts programs at SPUSD along with Green Brooms working with many South Pas students, it is a natural community partnership. She goes on to say, “SPEF greatly appreciates Green Brooms’ generosity and their mission to increase music awareness in South Pasadena.”
Green Brooms is also pleased to welcome two new instructors onto their roster, Sara Ballance and Candace Cole – both well accomplished professional musicians in their own rights.
About the Instructors
Sara has degrees in both violin performance and music theory from the Eastman School of Music. Later she pursued a broader interest in music history, earning a Ph.D. in Musicology from UC Santa Barbara in 2017.
The recipient of a 2016-17 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Sara has done research and presented at conferences across the United States and internationally. She continues to write about the history of music education and the lives of women musicians in past centuries.
Candace is a graduate of Berklee College of Music. As a Singer / Songwriter, Candace most recently penned the song “Breakin the Rules” co-created with Darien Dorsey. The song was featured on The Marvel television show CLOAK & DAGGER and aired during the first season of the show.
Prior to this she wrote for FOX SEARCHLIGHT’s award winning film STEP’s soundtrack. Her song HIGHER was produced by Rapheal Saadiq, and Darien Dorsey and co-written with Oscar Nominated songwriter, Taura Stinson.
She’s the lead vocalist of her band CJ LEGACY, and frequently performs around the Los Angeles area.
The academy offers a range of lessons including voice, drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, violin, viola, cello, banjo songwriting and music theory.
All ages and experience levels are welcome!
Spaces will fill up quickly, so be sure to call them at 626.808.4031 to reserve a spot! Tell them you saw it on “The SouthPasadenan.com News”