Point Reyes Music Center of Marin County, CA

Have you ever said to yourself, "I wish I could just play...

Piano, Guitar, Ukelele, Bass, Drums, African-style Hand drums, Cello or other Strings, or even Sax or Clarinet?

Are you a woman or a girl who wants to study music with a life-long highly-trained woman musician - one who understands all the ways we can feel both tentative and courageous with our creative expression?

Have you ever wanted to play in a music group?

Have you ever thought, "I would like to know how to write a good song...and even sing it while I play guitar or piano."


Everyone is born with a sense of music. With a bit of coaching, it only takes about twenty to thirty minutes a day to steadily progress on an instrument.


These are some of the great performers Joyce Kouffman has associated with, either in performance, workshops, or jamming:

Leonard Bernstein, composer/conductor/educator (the New York Philharmonic and Harvard talks on Poetry and Music)

Barbara Borden, drums ("Alive")

Lester Bowie, trumpet (The Art Ensemble of Chicago)

Don Braden, saxophone (band leading and past sideman with Betty Carter, Wynton Marsalis, and Diane Shur)


Janet Hood, composer/pianst, Boston's "go to" pianist for live theater productions

Bart Hopkin, guitar (Whole Earth Catalog instrument-making and the collabroative video "Making a Driftwood Xylophone" on Youtube)

Jean Baptiste "Illinois" Jacquet, towering tenor saxophonist (Lionel Hampton, Count Basie)

Yo-Yo Ma, cello (College classmate, playing in orchestras, with Yo-Yo as soloist)


Linda Pastan, poet (twice finalist for the National Book Award)

Gray Sargent, jazz guitar (tours with Tony Bennett)

Lisbeth Scott, composer/pianist/vocalist (original film "Lion King," "Munich" to name only two of hundreds)

Linda Tillery, drummer/vocalist (The Cultural Heritage Choir)

Mary Watkins, Composer/pianist (three operas and two Academy film music nominations)


When you take that first step into the world of music, it can become your forever friend and companion no matter what is happening around you.

When you call and have a talk with Joyce Kouffman 415-663-9176, she will listen and guide your studies in a special way.