Mentors

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Julia Jordan Kamanda, singer/songwriter, music mentor, and owner of J3Music Studios, is on a music mission. Her focus is on spreading a positive musical message to encourage and empower others. She She currently offers songwriting, guitar, and vocal mentoring sessions to students of all ages; blogs about the experience of being a musician and a mom on her “Music Mommy” blog; and offers a music supervision service for independent filmmakers.

She has 21 years of professional performance experience and her voice has carried her around the world to grace the stages of legendary music venues, including the Buzios Jazz y Blues Festival in Brazil; the Cairo Opera House in Egypt; the Long Beach Jazz Festival in California; and Alice Tully Hall in New York City, among many others.

Says Julia: “I want my energy, my message, and my music to enhance life like a breath of fresh air; like a cool drink of lemonade; like rays of love, light, and optimism. I would like to leave an influence on the next generation of music lovers and visionaries that will be lasting and deep.”

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Caleb HeckmanCaleb Heckman became a fan of many different styles and types of music at a young age. He became a student of piano at 7 years old, and since 2010 has studied under Mr. Randy Day of The Lititz Academy of Music, Mrs. Kendra Bigly of Lancaster Bible College, and Dr. Anita Renfroe and Dr. Xun Pan of Millersville University. He has been teaching piano lessons in and around Lancaster County since 2014. In addition to piano, Caleb is proficient in tuba and voice, and has most recently begun the study of violin.

The love of music has also taken Caleb to the local theatre scene. He has performed both on stage and in the pit orchestra with a number of theaters around Lancaster County including: Cavod Community Theater, Cavod Academy, Susquehanna Stage Company, and Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts. He has acted as musical director for a dozen different shows, five of those in the last 12 months.

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Liz Fulmer is a Lancaster native and frequent, versatile performer. She studied songwriting at Berklee College of Music and cut her teeth on various stages in New York, Boston, and Philadelphia before settling into Lancaster’s vibrant music scene. Whether you find her strumming a guitar, pounding on a keyboard, or sitting behind a drum kit, Liz strives to create rich and dynamic sound.

 

 

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Amy B recentAmy Banks spent two decades performing as a professional singer, actress, and television personality. Originally from Minnesota, she has appeared on stage and screen all over the world, but calls Lancaster, Pennsylvania home after relocating there to perform at the American Music Theatre. Since then, she has self-published and produced five music CDs, of which her third CD, When the Sun Comes Out, reached Chartbound status at JazzWeek. Her latest, Amy Sings Aretha: A Motown Love Story is a cabaret-concert-dance party highlighting classic and current Motown-inspired songs.