50 years of teaching and creating artists

A Note from Executive Director, Debbie Wastling

I am lucky to be still working with her in her 50th year of teaching. She will be subbing for maternity leave for Kinder Early Music class in Torrance in an Arts Alive class. She is also a MASTER PLAYER on our board of Directors – now in her 7th year on the board such is her dedication to the Arts. She does not use Facebook so I have written a tribute to an outstanding lady who gives so much to others.

In her name, I would like every one of her former student during #GivingTuesday to donate $50 to Arts Alive so each dollar can commemorate each year she taught to help the next generation of budding artists. She has taught thousands of students to love and appreciate Music and the Arts.


ON GIVING TUESDAY November 27, your donation will be doubled,  so if we have 50 donations of $50 we can raise $2,500 and up to $5,000 doubled.  This means hundreds of the next generation of students be encouraged to love music and the arts.

But wait, there's more!

The generous person who gives the largest contribution will be able to have lunch with Kris (and Debbie if you know her) so we can say thank you and catch up. I wish I could give her an Oscar but this tribute will hopefully touch people’s hearts.

Please forward this to anyone you are in touch with who was taught and touched by her magical music and/or plays.