Kind Words and Reviews about Cali’s Teaching, Music and Blog

read reviews and testimonials from fans of:

Smile Smile Smile CD

Are You Having Any Fun CD

Cali’s Teaching and Workshops

General/Performances

 

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“Cali, I wanted you to know directly that I find your current CD a wonderful pleasure to hear. My enjoyment began with the first bar of “Are You Having Fun!” Yes!

— Ernie S.

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…I saw the Musician Fest video with you playing and singing for the seniors, great job! Carry on, you’re an inspiration!

—C.W.

I just read your lovely remembrance about the volunteer party and the “gifted Harry Hall.” He is a treasure! I am so glad you wrote about him. We always look forward to having you come to Harbor Terrace. You have a special gift – you bring wonderful music and so much fun when you play. Your connection with the audience is unique and very special! We are so blessed to have you. p.s. another talent of yours – that blog was so charming and well written!

— Barbara M.

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“My favorite song on your new CD is the waltz that describes your first car. I play it over and over being reminded of the VW bug that was my first college car.”

— Steve F.

I’m thoroughly enjoying these classes! Thank you for all the time you put into these workshops, classes, gig’s (latest flash mob was the best!), music arrangements and everything else you do for us.

—Susan C. 5/16

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“I absolutely love it!  The song selection, vocals and musicianship are nothing less than stellar.”

— Bruce B.

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“Had no idea you play the uke! Loved the Oo-Koo-Lay-Lay song!!! You have a wonderful touch – the intro on “The Fishing Hole” is just gorgeous!”

— Mahalo, Kelli G.

“You are an inspiration to all of us–you are a “bringer of joy. Thank you.”

—Lucy I.

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“Your new CD is awesome! I’ve been listening to it all evening!”

— Deach

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“Here is a Monday morning story. I have my copy of Smile, Smile, Smile and put it in my C.D. player as I pull out of the driveway. Wow, such a good time is going on around my ears! I get on to the 405 Freeway and see the forest of brake lights ahead of me. Normally this would anger and exhaust me. With Cali’s tunes coming out of my speakers, I can’t help but feel good, smile and the drive seemed to just seemed to fly by. I think that this C.D. should be standard equipment for anyone who has to make a horrible daily commute. Thank you Cali.”

— Denny C.

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Brava! The documentary really touched me, especially, since I and my “girlfriends” are at the end of our 7th decade and will be moving into our 8th next year. We aren’t able to get together as we once did because of transportation and physical issues. But I know we all can remember the music and songs of our youth and those memories bring forth a lot of good feelings. Bless you and your compadres for bringing joy to our generation‼️

—L.K.

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“Your song ‘Happy Ever After, No Such Ting’ and ‘Home is Where I Sit My Tushie Down’ really made me smile and I loved the ‘Beautiful Beautiful Hanalei’ and ‘Maui Nights.’  You have a marvelous gift.”

— Carol F.

May I say that I enjoy your style, the way you think and write, do music, interact with others, smile, and just move through the world, and, well, especially smile!

—H.H.

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You had a huge part in it, my friend/mentor. You nurtured/awakened my musical side, and now I’m in 3 (three!) choirs, taking voice lessons (who knew a relaxed jaw gives you resonance?) and all those uke jams, performing (for money!), sounding better than I have in my whole life, and it just keeps getting better!!! “Thank you” feels inadequate, but I mean it with all my heart.

—T.O.

you are an inspiration. so lucky to be learnin’ from the best.

—Nik

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