Who we are
Sound Orchard believes that making music together can help create a more healthy, vibrant and connected community. Based in the rural, unincorporated region of West Marin in northern California, Sound Orchard was founded in 2015. Our mission is to build community through music. Learn more about our programs.
Debbie Daly, Executive Director/President
Debbie is a longtime music-maker, singer, teacher and organizer who is passionate about creating community around musical arts and healing arts. She is co-director and founder of West Marin Choir and Sound Orchard.
Tim Weed, Creative Director
Tim is an accomplished musician on multiple levels. He is co-director of West Marin Choir and co-coordinator of the Miwok Music Project and Healing Music Project. He comes to Sound Orchard with many years of professional experience as a performing concert musician, recording artist, composer, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist. More at timweed.com
Sarah Cane, Young Musicians Program
Sarah leads the Point Reyes Children's Choir and Music-in-the School Programs. She has been working with kids and music in the Bay Area for 30 years. Her approach instills a love of music-making in playful ways incorporating dance, improvisation, and games into a curriculum focused on vocal musicianship and music literacy.
Larry Enos, Board Treasurer
Larry is the retired superintendent of two West Marin School districts. He and his wife Sally have been Inverness residents for 25 years and they raised their two children here. Larry is a founding member of West Marin Choir and he has been studying and creating vocal music his whole life. He serves on the board of West Marin Community Services and Sound Orchard.
Alison Wright, Board Secretary
Alison works in philanthropy, consulting with organizations defending natural resource rights, protecting environmental activists, and amplifying community and indigenous voices for global environmental justice. Alison is a co-founder of The Cairn Project and a board member of Black Mountain Circle. She grew up exploring the trails and beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. Alison hails from a proud line of female musicians, and is a grateful alumnus of the San Francisco Girls Chorus.
“Tim and Debbie are magicians – they take thirty un-auditioned strangers and within ten minutes have them singing together like they've been practicing for weeks! It's a heavenly experience and every participant leaves each session high on life and singing."
– Harriet Moss, West Marin Fund
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