Somoma County Office of Education

5340 Skyline Boulevard

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

(707) 524-2600 www.scoe.org


November 18, 2000

To Whom It May Concern:

We had the pleasure of enjoying Andy Graham's presentation at out 4th Annual Multicultural Authors, Artists, and Musicians Visit at the Sonoma County Office of Education.

He is an accomplished musician with fifteen years of experience, who has been playing the didgeridoo for the past 7 years. With a presentation style that is easygoing and engaging, he is at the same time able to grasp the audience's attention from the moment he steps on stage.

His enthusiasm for exploring and experimenting with music through the instruments he plays is infectious. Our audience watched and listened with rapt attention and followed with questions about the instrument and playing techniques, as well as how they could create their own didgeridoos and teach others how to play them.

During his presentation, he demonstrated different styles, including rhythmic playing and the use of percussion together with the didgeridoo. He also created a variety of sounds including animal sounds, such as the Australian dingo.

We were impressed with the fact that Andy has already released a CD entitled Primal Elements where he blends the sound of the didgeridoo with a variety of World percussion. He also has his own web site and a link that will enable the viewer to hear a sample from his CD.

Andy Performs for a variety of audiences at different venues, including performing arts centers, trade shows, and the Sonoma County Office of Education. He can be reached via phone, e-mail, and the net.

We are very impressed and pleased to have him perform at our event. His performance was valuable from an educational as well as an entertainment perspective and we recommend him highly. You will not be disappointed.

Sincerely,

Vera Zaro

Department Liaison

Instructional Resources Center

Dr. Guillermo Rivas

Director

Bilingual Services