Celebrating with longtime friend, singer-songwriter Dan Navarro
after his solo concert at McCabe's Music in Santa Monica on June 6, 2015.
He may be one of the busiest musicians on the planet!
You may recognize him as part of the (then) duo Lowen & Navarro,
who co-wrote the hit We Belong for Pat Benatar.
Some of my fondest memories include the ten years I spent working at the Santa Monica Music Center,
where I taught voice and piano and also served as lesson schedule coordinator. Owned by brothers Paul "Chico" Fernandez and Victor Fernandez, the SMMC celebrated
40 years in business in 2012.
Vic, Donna and Chico celebrate
at the Santa Monica Music Center 40th Anniversary Bash on August 26, 2012.
Singer-songwriter Melody Klemin kicked off her debut album
Cliffs with a VIP CD release party on February 22, 2014.
Donna, Melody and Melody's mother, Shelley Doyle, enjoy
wine while listening to Melody's songs inside the winery
The "Unforgettable" Claire Gordon, author and longtime secretary to
jazz bandleader/composer Duke Ellington, spoke to Donna's music
students at Santa Maria High School on September 29, 2011.