Tricia is an awesome teacher, whose class I loved going to each week for many years. Learning from her at a young age inspired in me a lifelong love of singing and introduced me to wonderful music that I would not have otherwise been exposed to. Her fun and engaging instruction also gave me a basis for music theory and performance skills that have continued to serve me well throughout the rest of my musical and general education. I would highly recommend her classes.” - Former Student

— Celia Revere

Tricia is an uber-talented, colorful, creative artist who understands how children learn music. She is constantly coming up with new hands on approaches that also make learning fun for her students. Her beautiful voice and lively guitar playing have a mesmerizing effect and inspire her students to create music alongside her. Karen worked directly with Tricia at OTSFM, Ravinia Festival, & CATS Creating Arts Together With Songs ” - Teaching Artist at Old Town School of Folk Music, Ravinia Festival

— Karen Banks-Lubicz

Tricia is an amazing music teacher and entertainer. Her multilingual capabilities add an extra advantage to her outstanding skills. If you need someone to introduce your kids to the world of music, Tricia is the one."   Geraldo, as worked directly with Tricia through Ravinia Festival and CATS performing many concerts” - English Portuguese Interpreter/Musician at my own business

— Geraldo De Oliveira

I worked with Tricia at Old Town School of Folk Music for several years. Tricia is an extremely creative, energetic educator and performer of music for children. When I first began teaching at OTSFM, I was fortunate to observe a number of her classes. I took things from those classes that I then used in my own classes. I highly recommend her work, and I am certain children of all ages will benefit from and enjoy her musical programs.” - Children's Music Instructor at Artichoke Music

— Chuck Cheesman

I've known Tricia as a colleague at the Old Town School of Music for over 15 years, and as a co-performer at various schools around the city. We have also played and recorded together in a band called Grupo Botanica and also as a duo in different settings. She is an excellent performer with children and a great storyteller. She has extreme patience with children. Besides storytelling, she also knows rhythms and their history. She's a fabulous singer and entertainer. Tricia is a great group leader. I have experienced this in the studio in recording various works." ” - Facuity at Old Town School of Folk Music

— Carlos Cornier

 "Tricia is a wonderful and warm performer, bringing music and tradition alive for kids of all ages! She is a talented solo act but can also head a full band for a bigger sound. Her skill as an educator translates into her performance style and her commitment to the cultures underpinning the music she plays and writes shines through in her work."  Jenna, booked Tricia for performances for the OTSFM ” - Artist Referrals, Old Town School of Folk Music

— Jenna Murfin

 "Tricia is an energetic, engaging, and entertaining musician and teacher.  Tricia taught my students to play instruments, write music and melodies, and more.  We collaborated to ensure the lessons were aligned to the language arts and music standards.  She is very patient and understanding of all children and was great with my students who had special needs.  My students looked forward to her class each week because it was a great creative outlet for them.  It was great to see that some of my students who struggled the most academically excelled at creating rhythms and songs with Tricia.  I am sure that Tricia's classes will be magnificent and am sad that I no longer live in the Chicago area so my son could be enrolled in one of them." ” - Special Education Teacher, Chicago Public Schools (colleague)

— Laura West

Me gusta como canta Y las canciones me fascinan I Love how she sing and all the songs.” - Parent

— Grace Sanchez

Tricia is a gifted professional musician and educator with many years of experience and success working with children of all ages. In her music residencies as a teaching artist with Ravinia Festival, I watched her teach young Chicago school children complex rhythmic patterns and syncopated melodies, inspiring them to amazing heights of creativity and performance. She is a pro and brings excellence to whatever she does. Peg worked with Tricia at Ravinia Festival and CATS Creating Arts Together With Songs  ” - Teaching Artist at Ravinia Festival

— Peg Lehman

Tricia is an excellent musician, and we are delighted to recommend her to anyone who is interested in taking classes at her new music school CATS Creating Arts Together With Songs.  We have always found Tricia to be highly accomplished and extremely professional with Children and music integration."  Tim and Laura  (Performers and composers of music for children at The Battersby Duo ) was with another company when working with Tricia at CATS Creating Arts Together With Songs  ” - Children's Award Winning Artists

— The Battersby Duo

 "Tricia is an amazing and engaging musician who has a wonderful way of bringing kids into her songs and classes. She taught classes for both of our children, and we've enjoyed her music as a family for many years!" Service Category: MusicianYear first hired: 2006 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative "Tricia is an amazing and engaging musician who has a wonderful way of bringing kids into her songs and classes. She taught classes for both of our children, and we've enjoyed her music as a family for many years!" Service Category: MusicianYear first hired: 2006 (hired more than once) Top Qualities: Personable, Good Value, Creative” - Parent

— Padraic Romfh