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 – Piano

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 – Cello

Available for solo cello performance for private occasions.

Rose Georgi – Piano

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 – Piano

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

Nancy Kvam – Violin

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

Available for concerts & special events. Brazilian, Latin, Jazz band. Also Classical duo, trio, quartet. Videos at

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