Helen

Helen Kotzky has recently retired from a long career of teaching music to elementary age students in a variety of public and private school settings. She has always found joy in making music with others, whether family and friends, or professionally as a teacher and performer. While she plays a variety of instruments (flute, piano, guitar and mandolin), she has always loved to sing and has found it to be a source of strength and happiness throughout her life. She looks forward to sharing more musical experiences with others as part of the Sunshine Music Duo.

Helen

Diane Menzel is a retired family therapist (LCSW) and former teacher (MS). She has incorporated music in the classroom, as well as in groups she has lead over the last twenty years. Diane has been singing, playing guitar and writing songs from early on in her life. She believes that music is a language that transcends differences and connects people to one another. She has experienced the benefits to seniors for the therapeutic value music offers, and to children for its educational and social/emotional value. Diane wishes to share the joy music has brought into her own life with others.