Hayward La Honda Music Camp is proud to have a 58 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 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 for 2021!

Jason Aiello
Senior Orchestra Director
Santa Monica High school
Cello coach

Milt Bowerman

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

Monte Bairos
Diablo Valley College
Senior Symphonic Band

Glenda Bates
Music Encore Artist
Performing Arts Workshop
Freelance Musician
Oboe Coach

Ron Bowman
Band Director
Castillero Middle School

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

Robert Brown
Professional Musician
Percussion Coach

Kate Brunner
Freelance Musician
Bassoon Instructor
Bassoon coach, Amador Valley HS
Bassoon Coach

Geoff Carter
Northgate High School Vocal Music
Senior All Camp Chorus Director

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

Jessica Cruz DMA
Professional Musician
Senior Recreation Director
Trumpet Coach

Troy Davis
Director of Bands & Jazz
Aragon High School

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

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

Divesh Karamchandani
Teaching Artist, San Francisco Symphony
Percussion coach

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

Grace Lai
Associate Director, Fremont
Youth Orchestra
Flute coach

Joanna Mackinson
Band/String Instructor
Sierra Vista school
Junior Recreation Director

Liz Marquis

Camp Assistant, Oboe
Sr. Arts & Crafts

Chris Marquis
Freelance Musician
Engineering Consultant

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.

Joe Murphy
Band Director Tierra Linda MS
Jazz Lab, Low Brass coach

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

Joel Pattinson
Owner, South Bay String Academy
Violin Coach

Aaron Shaul
Professional Musician
Napa Valley Symphony
Bass Coach

Tim Stanley
Professional Musician
Cello coach

Mildred Verdeflor
Logistics, Admin. Asst.

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