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Tom Padovano – Performing Clean Comedy and Teaching Comedy to Older Adults

www.tomcomedy.com Tom Padovano has performed on cruise ships, at comedy clubs, senior facilities, weddings, private parties, conventions, and places beyond description! Tom has sold over 1,000 jokes and some of his clients include Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Phyllis Diller, Tom Dreesen, and Rip Taylor.  He has written jokes for politicians, publications, professional speakers, magazines, and people that refuse to identify themselves. He also has written scripts, skits, and song parodies.  He spoke on comedy at the Las Vegas International Professional Ventriloquist Association annual convention and has written two joke books for ventriloquists.   Has taught comedy writing and performing at The Discovery Center in New York City. In addition to performing on our Network, Tom can teach comedy be via zoom, on video and eventually in-person. The end goal – have the seniors create their own comedy and perform it for others. Brilliant!

Grace Joy Reid – Stellar Pianist and Teacher, Composer, Arranger

Grace Joy Reid – https://soundcloud.com/user-11434179 Grace Joy Reid earned her Bachelor of Music Degree at Kansas State University, majoring in piano and minoring in violin, and studied piano with Dr. Robert Edwards, and studied piano performance with Lazlo Lak at Biola University in La Mirada, CA. She is a composer and arranger and has maintained a private piano studio for over twenty years. A member of the National League of American Pen Women, National Federation of Music Clubs, Woodbridge Music Club, and ASCAP. She is a regular pianist at local churches in Northern VA. She has completed her “Advanced Professional General Music Studies Certificate” from Berklee School of Music in the June of 2020. She has played her original compositions in Nursing Homes for over thirty years.

Inês Delgado – Violinist Performer, Educator & Community Music Facilitator

Inês Delgado www.inesdelgadoviolin.com Inês’ Delgado’s greatest purpose is to explore how music can help, empower and inspire others. Her passion is to design and offer meaningful musical experiences – performances, teaching and workshops – based on her strong belief that music has the power to enhance people’s health, wellbeing, happiness and confidence. With a classical music training from the Royal College of Music in London, where she completed her Bachelor and Masters Degrees, Inês has an extensive performance experience, being particularly passionate about orchestra and chamber music playing. Her many successes as a classical violinist include: being a 2020/2021 Foyle Future First violinist with the London Philharmonic Orchestra (London); ongoing trial with the Ulster Orchestra (Ireland) for the position of second violin Section Leader; being awarded a place at the English National Opera Evolve Scheme; and various performances at some of the most prestigious venues in France (Arc du Triomphe and Opera Comique), Israel (Tel-Aviv Opera House), Portugal (Casa da Música and Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian), and the UK (including Wigmore Hall, Cadogan Hall, Kings Place and Royal Festival Hall). Her devotion to making music accessible to all and her passion for empowering others through musical activities, took Inês into a new adventure in her musical journey: the world of community music. To her, community music is about leading fun, inclusive and empowering musical experiences; inspiring others to use music as a tool for self- discovery and self-development; and creating an exciting and supportive community brought together by their love for […]