Members Only Musicians: hire a soloist, ensemble or accompanist for your event or party.MTAC Members Only
Accompanists for Hire

Louise Bettner

Can perform classical & basic jazz styles. Adept at sight-reading and playing from lead sheets (improvisation).

Ben Dorfan

All styles including classical, jazz, rock, pop and musical theater. Specialty in choral accompanying.

Colin Hannon

UCSC staff accompanist, musical theater pianist/music director, church music director. All styles of music.

Nicki Kerns

Excellent sight-reader, fluent in classical, pop, jazz and musical theater.

Lynn Kidder

Instrumental, vocal, & choral. Classical, pop, and show tunes. Vocal coaching: Italian, French, German and Latin.

Carol Panofsky

Reads figured bass and can improvise RH accompaniments from a bass line. Can tune a harpsichord.

Other Musicians for Hire

Louise Bettner


Perform at parties, church events, fund raisers, etc. Classical & jazz idioms.

Mary Jane Cope

Piano, Presenter

Available as presenter, collaborator, chamber musician, duo/duet pianist, soloist (specialty 20th/21st century music).

Ben Dorfan

Piano, Composition and Arranging

Piano solo, chamber music, composition and arranging in multiple styles.

Roger Emanuels


Available for solo cello performance for private occasions.

Rose Georgi


Entertainment with classical, pops, film & show tunes, jazz music for parties or special occasions.

Nicki Kerns

Piano, string bass, electric bass, voice

Cocktail/background pianist for special events. And The Raytones: children’s rock band; jazz or classic rock for adults.

Lynn Kidder


Solo, duo-piano and chamber. Classical, pop, ragtime, showtunes, cocktail.

Nancy Kvam


All musical genres. Music for special occasions/weddings. String duo, trio, quartet. Violinist in Santa Cruz Symphony.

Carol Panofsky

Oboe, early winds, Piano

Oboe, d’amore, Eng horn: 440
Baroque oboe, d’amore, da caccia: 415
Renaissance, transitional, baroque recorders: 440 & 415
Classical oboe: 430

Vivian Simon

Flute Flute, vocal, guitar, larger groups. Brazilian music/jazz & classical ensembles with flute for all events.

Marisa Slomich

Voice, Guitar

Available for weddings and other events as a soloist or member of a group. All genres.