Philosophy of Giving

My mentors were generous and caring teachers who believed in giving back to the community. I’m carrying their torch through local arts and charity organizations. Art and music are not just for the living room. They are meant to be shared with others.

Throughout the year, selected art students are invited to exhibit their work at local doctors’ offices, brightening their patients’ day.

Dr. Victor Helo Student Art Exhibit

Student piano concerts have brought holiday cheer to Evergreen Retirement Home, Toluca Lake.

Evergreen Retirement Home Student Piano Concert

I have seen firsthand the transformative abilities art and music have had on my students who are on the autism spectrum. Although I am not formally trained for working with students with autism, I simply listen and communicate sensitively to all my students, many of which have gone on to careers in the arts or continue to have art or music as an integral part of their life.

As a member of the Rotary EClub of the Greater San Fernando Valley, I am able to support and promote humanitarian efforts on a global as well as local scale. My favorite quote to this day, remains:

[Tweet “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi”]

Rotary International’s Mission is to bring together leaders to exchange ideas and take action to help empower youth, enhance health, promote peace, and eradicate polio. Learn how to join a Rotary club at, or find your local Rotary club at Visit their Facebook Fan page at

Art and music are universal languages that build bridges and nourish the soul. My personal mission is to see more art and music related charities both locally and internationally. For now, CoachArt is a priority. You may read more about my involvement in CoachArt here.

If you would like to recommend an art and/or music charity, please reach out to me through the Contact page. Thank you!






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