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Pizazz Staff - 2023

All classroom teachers have been Live Scan fingerprinted.


Singing: Emma Roche is a professional singer and educator with 15 years of experience teaching to all ages and experience levels. She holds music degrees from both Westminster Choir College and the USC Thornton School of Music. Roche spent several years as an opera singer traveling throughout the United States performing with companies and in 2017 became a Roster Chorister and soloist with the Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC). She currently performs with Seraphour, a classical vocal quartet specializing in sacred music. Emma is the Artistic Director of Los Robles Children's Choir, music teacher at St. Patrick's Episcopal Day School and Adjunct Faculty in the music department at California Lutheran University

Handbells & Choir Chimes: Chris Sillerud has a Bachelor of Arts degree in piano performance from California State University Northridge. She has been a member of First Presbyterian Church Granada Hills for 30 years, 25 of those as the Minister of Music for a number of musical groups, including the Cathedral Choir, Carpenter’s Union (Children’s Choir), Gloribells (10 years), Voices of Gabriel (a small vocal ensemble), and Acafellas (Men’s Quartet). She also taught at FPCGH’s elementary and preschool where she instructed children to play tone chimes. Recently retired, she is still very much involved in her musical community

Dance: Julia Felker has been a professional dance teacher, performer and choreographer with more than 50 years of training and experience in concerts, musicals and workshops. She performed for 10 years with the L.A. based Donna Sternberg and Dancers and was a member for 28 years of The Alleluia Dance Theater. Julia taught at Pam Rossi's Dance Ten for 26 years and at Conejo & Dos Vientos Community Centers from 1992 - 2020. She has directed the dance program at the University of Redlands, taught at Idyllwild School of Music & the Arts, and has been a guest at schools, retreat centers and with professional companies in various U.S. cities. Julia has been teaching at California Lutheran University as adjunct dance faculty since 2001.

Enrichment: Kevin Su Fukagawa received a Bachelor of Music in jazz and contemporary media-piano from Eastman School of Music and Master of Fine Arts in jazz piano from CalArts. He currently directs music at St. Matthews United Methodist Church, teaches private piano lessons, composes, and accompanies for various ensembles in the Conejo Valley.


Christine DeKlotz received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance from the University of Southern California. She plays with chamber music ensembles and accompanies soloists in recitals throughout Southern California. DeKlotz derives much joy from accompanying the Los Robles Children's Choir and the Village Voices Chorale.  She is the minister of music at her church in Moorpark and teaches piano and recorder.

Leadership Team

Phyllis Marbach, co-coordinator, has been active in the choir at UMCWV for more than 10 years. She has been a church member since 1996 and has served on the Staff Parish Relations Committee for the past four years, currently as its chair. Phyllis moved to California from Kentucky in 1978. Now retired, she worked for The Boeing Company as a systems engineer, project manager, and functional manager for almost 40 years. Her Master’s degree in Engineering is from UCLA.

Laura Bintliff, co-coordinator, received her Bachelor of Science degree in art education from The Pennsylvania State University and Juris Doctorate degree from Ventura College of Law. She has retired as an attorney certified specialist in worker’s compensation law after 28 years of practice. Laura has been involved with UMCWV since 2010.


Pizazz Music Camp 2023 is happy to return for its 29th year

the week of July 24-28.

Daily ScheduleMonday through Thursday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. – Students bring a lunch and stay to rehearse the performance.

Friday 7 p.m. - Celebration Performance for family & friends

Questions? Call (805) 497-7884 or email

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