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

read reviews and testimonials from friends who have enjoyed:

Cali’s Zoom Classes

Cali’s “Smile Smile Smile” CD

Cali’s “Are You Having Any Fun” CD

Cali’s Teaching/Workshops

General Compliments

 

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I can’t tell you how much I look forward to your classes. During this pandemic, it’s your bright smile and enthusiasm that has kept me sane. Thanks a zillion.

—D.

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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.

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I want to say “Thank You” for your “zoom” classes.  Your instruction is perfect..  Even though the Monday class is supposed to be for the “beginner”, it contains information that everyone can use.

—W.M.

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“So we have listened to this 3 times: before dinner over appetizers, during dinner, and now after. It is sooooo wonderful. We are toe tapping now as before. Sooooooo positive and re-affirming. Rudy the Cat listened intently as well. Honestly it is really quite an awesome accomplishment. It is indeed an “Ode to Joy.” How we must all remember our first cars with such fondness. Lore’s first was a little blue truck with a stick shift. I learned how to sorta drive a stick shift in that truck. I could do everything but play the clutch on a hill. I settled for an automatic sedan, but seem to arrive safely most times. Loved all of it, but “We Got Rhythm” and “It’s Easy to Play the Ukulele,” of course, resonated with me. I will try to believe that we all got rhythm 🙂 Wow! Really such a special artistic achievement! Yay!”

— Nancy F.

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“Hi young lady – I wear a size 10 shoe, and I have forever – big feet give us a good foundation and able to deal with life with all its good and bad surprises.”

— Janet F.

Just wanted to tell you that you do really great work! With respect and admiration…

—Sue 7/17

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Always a pleasure to play with the CC Strummers!! Thank you for all you do!

—N.H.

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I am so enjoying your lessons and especially your SPARKLE! Thank you so much.

—D.N.

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Cali, you bring such joy to the CC Strummers, and the world at large. You are a godsend. You are a gracious, chill and outstanding teacher. Thank you so much! Love…

—Nomi

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Thank you so much for allowing our son to join your Zoom classes.  This has been such a huge positive during this unprecedented time.  After Monday’s zoom class, he played “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”  The time that he spends with (his grandpa) in your classes is time spent away from screen time, another blessing!

—E.

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I really love both Monday and Thursday classes and hope you continue your Zoom classes even when our quarantine time is lifted.

—T.L.

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Please know how much your spirit touches us and helps us to keep (or try) our own spirits up. You have a very important place in this world and I hope the Zoom classes help to keep your spirits up too!

—B.

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I know the CC Strummers are thrilled that we’re under your direction. You inspire us, complement us and teach us so many things, not only about the ukulele but about life. I like learning about embellishments, alternate fingering for chords, slides. It’s fun playing the songs you’ve written. You challenge us in a gentle way. I think you’re a great teacher and I’m so glad I discovered your classes.

—W.D.

I SO enjoyed your workshops last weekend, as well as my colleagues from R. Cucamonga Senior Center. We shared with our teacher/facilitator (she had to cancel out). She’s now having me help teach the strums. Believe it or not, within 2 practice sessions at home, I had a break-through. I could actually play the latin rhythm and both count it out and sing with it. I am so excited; I can’t believe it. I’ve been playing for only a year. If it weren’t for your great dialog and demonstration, it would NEVER have happened. You’re right about feeling it within. Thank you, thank you, thank you…

— Joyce P.

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“Cali, it is so fine.  The arrangements, the mixing, the production level, not to mention your gorgeous vocal sound and the ukulele playing.  Just excellent.  All the work you did month after month — it’s all there.  What I like more is that you deliver what you promised.  All the songs make one smile; they tickle and tease.  This is what you wanted to do.  Make us smile.”

— Victor B.

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