On Friday, October 12, 2018, from 7-9PM, patrons of the Artisan Cheese & Wine Bistro, Studio City paired their delicious wine and cheese platters, gourmet salads and sandwiches with the sounds of jazz and pop music.

The trio featured vocalist Radina Veliova, accompanied by Pastimes for a Lifetime founder/instructor, Linda Wehrli on keyboard and Roman Sirwinski on bass.

The room was packed with family, friends and several of Linda’s art and piano students and their family and friends. Delicious food, friendship and conversations filled the venue.


Artisan Cheese & Wine Gig


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Radina Veliova


Radina Veliova is a vocal coach, singer and the founder of the singing program, Vocals-on-Stage. She coaches singers in contemporary music and prepares them for auditions, tours and recordings. She also works with complete beginners who just want to have fun singing. For over 15 years, Radina has specialized in teaching a vocal technique that combines artistry and style while always maintaining the focus on vocal health. She teaches her San Fernando Valley students at Pastimes for a Lifetime’s studio on Mondays and Friday mornings. Please feel free to contact her for more information on her program.


Roman Sirwinski on Bass


Roman Sirwinski has been playing electric and upright bass for 40 years. He studied with Bruce Bransby, the principal of the Kansas City Philharmonic. Before moving to Los Angeles, Roman performed with the Kansas City Civic Orchestra and toured with Oleta Adams. He has also studied with Paul Ellison at USC and John Clayton to further his classical and jazz studies. He has performed with numerous west coast orchestras and jazz ensembles such as the David Eastlee trio.


Linda Wehrli, Pastimes for a Lifetime, on keyboards


Linda Wehrli has been soloing and accompanying on the piano since the age of six. Her coaches include Esther Lee Caplan from Juilliard, Mario Feninger of European piano concert fame and John Novello from Berklee School of Music in Boston. She continues her music education attending Master Classes with the likes of Professors Emeritus Charles Fierro and Eduardo Delgado and concert pianist Rufus Choi. Linda’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from Cal State Northridge provided the organizational skills that helped her and her hubby author their piano books and curriculum.

A shout out to Linda Wehrli’s hubby, Barry Michael Wehrli for graciously helping with load-in, sound check and teardown for the gig, along with his video and photography assistance. Barry is also a piano and keyboard instructor as well as the co-author of Linda’s piano instruction books. In addition, Barry arranges, produces and composes music.

It was a magical evening. If you missed the gig, no worries. The trio was so well received, they have been invited back! To receive an invitation to their next gig, be sure to subscribe at the link shown below.
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