" Sevylla has a gift for engaging children and bringing out the best in them regardless of their challenges."
21st CCLC Grant Manager
" Sevylla has a generosity of spirit as an educator that is rare and her commitment to music and its value as a force for social change is inspiring."
Adjunct Professor of Art
St. Edward's University
"I enjoyed watching you captivate and involve the entire group of 8th-12th graders and all their staff- easily 45+ people in all. Your skill with managing diverse ages and musical ability/confidence is remarkable and engaging. I think you've started a new tradition at El Ranchito."
Camp El Ranchito
"Sevylla...is a tremendous positive force at J. Houston Elementary."
J. Houston Elementary
"Sevylla understands how to translate her work to reach learners of all ages. Young people in Sevylla's classes not only get to experience drumming but they also learn to work collaboratively, to follow directions, to feel successful, and to better understand rhythms..."
Imagine Safer Schools, Program Coordinator
University of Texas at Austin
"We are a program serving children with language and learning delays [...]. For students with difficulty in coordination, timing, fine and gross motor exercises, our kids thrived. Creativity, discipline, and exploration with new instruments were the grounding forces behind her well defined weekly classes. Neurologically, it was tapping resources we knew would carry over. It is with great appreciation that we end this year with a teacher who inherently understands the value of mind, body and heart "work" and raised the bar for everyone along the way."
The Maverick School
"I was especially surprised at how well the children listened and the amount of participation Sevylla was able to get out of children ranging in ages from 3 to 12. The hands-on concept of this program makes it amazingly engaging."
Assistant Youth Co-ordinator
El Buen Samaritano Episcopal Mission