I am looking to begin conversations with potential partners and sponsors.  My goal is to find mutually beneficial relationships with individuals, companies, and organizations.


Some considerations as to how Ripke Studio may be a valuable partner.

I meet with private students of all ages every week for lessons, classes, and workshops.

I keep in regular contact with all students with a mail list and monthly newsletter.

I regularly perform locally, regionally, and nationally to a wide range of audiences.

-Performances with Sumkali- Eastern Indian Jazz Fusion

Sumkali Events

Sumkali-Recent & Upcoming Performance and Music Education Highlights

April 26th, 2018

Pattengill School- Ann Arbor, MI-Performance

April 27th, 2018

Hilton Elementary-Brighton, MI- Special Interest Day-World Music- All School Assembly

May 12, 2018

Kerrytown Concert House- CD Release Concert- Ann Arbor, MI

June 2, 2018

The Rumpus Room- CD Release Concert- Chelsea, MI

June 26, 2018

Association for Popular Music Education Conference- Presentation- Fusion Without Confusion- Nashville, TN

Sumkali regularly performs for corporate, non profit, and business events

Sumkali Corporate, Non Profit, and Business Events


Ford Motor Company


MGM Grand Detroit

University Musical Society

University of Michigan

Northern Michigan University

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

Blissfest Music Festival

Concert of Colors- Detroit

Indo- American Festival of Performing Arts

Oakland University

Hilton Elementary School

Harland Middle School at Ore Creek

Michigan Mosaic Music Festival

Go Like the Wind Montessori School

Lincoln Consolidated School- Ypsilanti

Alma College

Ann Arbor Book Festival

Crazy Wisdom Tea Room- Ann Arbor

Sound and Lights Festival

Northern Nights Concert Series

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Huron High School, Ann Arbor, MI

Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI


I contract with several pre-k schools in the community, providing music classes and activities.

Schoolbell Early Education Center- Brighton, MI

First Steps Preschool- Brighton, MI

First Presbyterian church Preschool- Howell, MI

I am building and maintaining a wide ranging inventory of instruments that are used for instrument play in my lessons and classes.

Daycares, Preschools, and parents continually seek suggestions on instruments, lessons, apps, and musical activities for their children.

In my young musician lessons, I introduce the children to a variety of instruments including piano, guitar, ukulele, drum kit, percussion, glockenspiel, mandolin,  and bass guitar.  I make recommendations to the parents on whichever instrument their child shows the most interests in.

I do  in home studio setup consultations to get musicians trained and setup on using their home studio software and hardware.

I present at local, regional, and national music conferences.

Child Connect Conference- Howell, MI- Presenter 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

NYU MusEd Conference,  Presenter-New York, NY

Association for Popular Music Education Conference- Presenter- Nashville, TN

Invitation to present at 2018 International Music  Society for Music Education Conference in Baku, Azerbaijan.

I do Music App Development Consultation and beta testing

Praxis- Practice App

I work with software engineers to develop music learning software

Powell Fretboard Systems




I maintain a rigorous rehearsal schedule with many musicians in the community who are all influential leaders in areas of music performance and music education.

My students, colleagues, and audiences regularly seek advice on playing, music gear, music technology, musical material, methods,  recording, live sound, I and instrument repair. I prepare thorough and carefully thought out responses to help inform them.

I work with guitar and bass students in band programs at local schools

Harland Middle School

I work with students at their schools on music technology projects

Green Hills High School, Ann Arbor, MI

I regularly perform locally in restaurants, pubs, and bars for the local community.