About Us

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Every Child Deserves a Chance

Victims of bullying suffer in many ways, especially our children who critically need a healthy level of confidence and feeling of accomplishment. This can negatively impact grades, their future, and all aspects of their social life.

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Confidence Through Music

Our programs are entirely focused on helping children learn how to take pride in their creative pursuits. Whether it is performing in one of our productions or assisting behind the scenes, not only will they learn social and other important life skills, but they will have fun doing it!  We started this organization in 2018 after the Founder helped an 11 year old girl with a lovely voice come out of her shell and learn how to project and emote and feel better about herself as a result.


Diana Hoffman

About Diana Hoffman, Founder and General Director

Miss Diana’s music career started from the age of 2 learning ballet and tap and absorbing the music from her father’s orchestra rehearsals and performances in San Francisco. She began piano at the age of 4 and violin from the age of 12. She always sang (her first solo performance was at the age of 5). She auditioned before the great teacher and Operatic star, Frederick Jagel, who accepted her as his student. Within 2 years she became a regional finalist for the Metropolitan Opera Auditions. 


Miss Diana has performed in Operas, Musical Theatre, and concerts and has also produced and directed various shows. Miss Diana performed for Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s 20th Anniversary on the Supreme Court in New York City and was the soloist for the International Music Concert in Bern, Switzerland. She has produced and directed as well and teaches voice.  She has a B.A. degree in Humanities and a J.D. in law. Had a law firm in Silicon Valley for 20 years and then founded and developed companies for another 20 years.

Board of Directors

DIANA HOFFMAN, President and Chair of the Board

Ms. Hoffman has led for profit and non-profit Boards and companies for more than 30 years.  See earlier bio for more information.

LEONARD WOHLETZ, JR CPA

Mr. Wohletz has had a distinguished career as a CPA and business owner for more than 35 years.  He has his own practice as a CPA and financial advisor to many businesses both locally and nationally

SHARRON "SHAI" EDBERG

Mrs. Edberg is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dew Foundation, a major supporter of Music With Confidence and other non-profits both locally and nationally.  Mrs. Edberg is also the head librarian of Greenbrae Elementary School in Sparks, NV.

CHARLES R. LYNCH

Mr. Lynch has been CEO of Fortune 500 companies and was Chairman of the Board of United Way Bay Area.  He was former President of WR Grace and Co., CEO of Fresh Choice Foods, CEO of DHL Airwarys to name a few.  He has served on the Board of Foundations as well as other non-profit organizations.

About Us

Our Team

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Great Teachers Make Great Children

Come meet our dance instructor, Jordan Sasse, our Backstage teachers, Judy Clark and Christina Schlosser (who is also our acting coach), Vicki Kohler-White, piano and strings teacher, and Trent Baldwin, our band instruments teacher.  More to come...

Advisory board

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Patricia Jednorozec, MPH, RDHAP, RDH

Ms. Jednorozec is considered an expert on handling the "fearful patient" and has presented to professional groups such as medical and dental associations.  She is particularly focused on children who have anxiety issues.  Ms. Jednorozec is a past Public Health Educator and Dental Health Educator and in addition to her Master's Degree in Public Health she has a Baccalaureate degree in health education.  Ms. Jednorozec has taught healthcare courses at vocational colleges since 2011.

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MORE EXPERTS TO COME!!

We are currently in discussions with those in the Social Work and Child psychology area to join our advisory board.

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VOLUNTEERS ARE WANTED!!

If you love children and the performing arts, we want you.  We need aides, those who are willing to sew or teach or build scenery.  We are having a fundraising concert February 17th at the Pioneer Underground and need ushers and assistants. Please contact us at (775)682-1777 if interested.

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Announce coming events

CLASSES HAVE BEGUN! JOIN THE FUN AND REGISTER!

THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF TRUCKEE MEADOWS ARE HAVING US PRODUCE AND DIRECT THE WIZARD OF OZ WE DID THIS SUMMER!  COME AND JOIN AND SEE THE SHOW DECEMBER 6, 2019. WATCH HERE FOR DETAILS!

Our Featured Testimonial

  

To whom it may concern:

My wife and I recently attended a performance of "Wizard of Oz" by an ensemble from Music With Confidence.  It was more than entertainment.  It was a chance to see the wonders of transforming children withdrawn by bullying and other abuse into confidently engaged members of a spirited team. The actors (and scurrying crew) beamed on that stage as they met their marks, recited and sang their lines, and moved props.  The joy they displayed was infectious. We left feeling uplifted, and motivated to spread the word of the inspirational leadership of Diana Hoffman and her volunteer staff, including Walt Disney International Choreographer Michael “Mic” Thompson, Guest Celebrity Choreographer.  Diana is well equipped for advancing this program. She is an accomplished opera singer, business principal and CEO, attorney, author and professor. She is also a driving force in serving her community and beyond through Rotary International. More than all this, she is a warm and fuzzy cheerleader magnet for these children.

Jim Schnieder

Sparks, Nevada

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WE ARE NOW LOCATED AT 581 DUNN CIRCLE, #141-142, SPARKS, NV!!  

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