Our Leaders

David Martin, Director

David Martin taught Music in the San Mateo Union High School District and the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District for 33 years, retiring in 2013. He received his bachelor’s degree in Music from San Francisco State University and did graduate work at San Francisco State University, Golden Gate University, and the University of Calgary. Mr. Martin has performed as a professional musician with Natalie Cole, Johnny Mathis, Smokey Robinson, Josh Groban and other musicians on tour in the Bay Area. He has conducted bands, orchestras and choirs domestically and internationally in Singapore, Australia and Japan. He lives in Healdsburg with his wife Jane and continues his musical endeavors guest conducting, adjudicating and conducting wine tours in Sonoma County. He enjoys international travel, loves to cook and delights in spending time with his three granddaughters.

Stephen Riedel, Accompanist

Stephen Riedel is a full-time piano teacher at Stanroy Music Center and has been teaching since 2001. He is a Certified Simply Music teacher, which is a “playing-based” approach to piano covering Blues, Classical, Chords, Accompaniment and Contemporary styles. He has been teaching the method since 2011 and has really enjoyed seeing the progress with his students. Stephen has been musical since elementary school. He began with trumpet and was in his junior high marching band. His piano studies started in high school and he received his A.A. from Santa Rosa Jr. College and B.A. from Sonoma State University with a Classical emphasis. While at SSU he often accompanied a fellow vocalist and worked with a flutist for his senior recital. He also sang in the chorus for several semesters and really enjoyed it.  In his free time Stephen enjoys the outdoors, hiking and skiing in winter, local travel, good food, listening to music, movies and seeing his family and friends.

Board of Directors 2023-24

President: Doug Nalle

Vice-President: David Gill (Publicity)

Treasurer: PJ Lenz

Secretary: Barbara Rosen (CD and Tickets)

Member  at Large:  Rick Davis (Logistics)

Member at Large: Linda Chaffin (Fundraising)

Member at Large:  Kathleen Kane (Membership)

Member at Large: Lolly Stafford (Performance)

Past President: Janet Ziedrich (Ex Officio Director)