Linda Bassick –Director
Linda Bassick began reading music shortly after learning to read words, playing the clarinet and then baritone horn for many years in a competitive marching band in the Boston area. She finally picked up a guitar at the age of 19 and as an adult has added flute and trombone to her repertoire. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from North Adams State College (MCLA) and holds a teaching certificate for K-3. She pays the bills by doing a high quality Birth- Three childcare program 3 days a week in her home. She has played in many bands where she was the ONLY woman, Currently she is a member of the Burlington based 60’s tribute band, Mellow Yellow, and has been seen around town playing with the 7 piece, all woman band, Steady Betty. Linda has played music for children for MANY years! Most recently she has been playing kids music every friday at the Radio Bean since January of 2013. Linda came to GRVT in the first year as a lunch time performer and facilitator of the panel of women performers for the final day of camp. In years two and three Linda was guitar instructor and band coach.
Samara Lark Brown–Assistant Director
Samara Lark Brown is a musician, vocalist, songwriter and recording artist based in Burlington, VT. Samara studied Vocal Jazz and Theatre Arts at the University of Arizona, and Vocal Performance at the LA Music Academy. She came to Burlington in 2004. For her debut Vermont performance, she shared the stage with Big Joe Burrell. Since then she has performed with many acts, including Music Speak, Mildred Moody’s Full Moon Masquerade, the Vermont Swingin’ Big Band, Dr. Ruckus and the Wee Folkestra. In 2011, Samara served as a vocal instructor, band coach, workshop leader and lunchtime performer at Girls Rock Vermont. In 2012, she took over volunteer recruitment, training and management duties for both camp sessions in May and July/August 2012.