Robin Mayforth, violinist, is currently concertmaster of Symphony Silicon Valley and has served as concertmaster for the San Jose Symphony, Ballet San Jose, Arizona Musicfest, Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, Colorado Music Festival, Utah Festival Opera and the San Diego Opera.
A chamber music lover, Robin was the founding second violinist (and 'R') of the LARK Quartet from 1986 until 1993. Touring extensively with the quartet throughout the US, Europe, Asia, Australia, Mexico, Canada and Russia, the highlight for her was winning the Gold Medal in the 1991 Shostakovich International String Quartet Competition.
Ms. Mayforth, native of Wilmington, DE, received her BM and MM Degrees from the Juilliard School where she studied with Dorothy DeLay, Hyo Kang and Paul Kantor. She also served as assistant to Robert Mann as part of the first Graduate Quartet-in-Residence Program in 1986-87.
In the world of Sound Healing, Robin completed a Healing Sounds Intensive Training with Jonathan Goldman in 2010 and in 2012, completed the Sound, Voice and Music Healing course with Silvia Nakkach at CIIS in San Francisco. Since 1997, Robin has been living in Pacifica, CA.
Paul Godwin is a composer, musician and teacher with three decades of professional experience in all aspects of music. He has performed throughout the Americas and Europe with the progressive electro-acoustic ensemble, Dogon, which he formed in 1986 with Venezuelan electronic music pioneer, Miguel Noya. Paul is the recipient of the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Composer for his score for Tony Kushner’s “Homebody/Kabul” in its West Coast Premiere at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.
He was the founder and lead singer of The Sippy Cups, a nationally-acclaimed rock band and circus for families with young children. As an educator, Paul has worked with students of all ages, from newborn through senior citizens. The music school he founded and where he continues to serve as Executive Director is Music Together of San Francisco, offering classes in music and movement to Bay Area families every week in multiple locations.
Paul lives with his wife and son on the San Mateo coast, where he has taught music at Farallone View School, The Wilkinson School, served as Musical Director for Coastal Theatre Conservatory and in his current position as Music Specialist at King’s Mountain Elementary School in Woodside.
Paul studied traditional Hebrew spiritual music with Zen Tziona Cohen (for whom he produced the 2000 release, “The Hebrew Book of Ascending”). He is a graduate of Boston’s Berklee College of Music.