"I've been taking excellent classes at The College of Marin for many years, but I've never had a teacher who compares to you! You held our entire class spellbound for two solid hours by your fascinating presentations. I wouldn't miss one of your classes. Your encyclopedic knowledge of musicals, passion for your subject and enthusiastic delivery make you an ideal instructor. Thank you so much!"

Anita Oplyn, San Rafael

Emeritus Student (Program for Older Adults), College of Marin


"I feel a void in my life since your six week class on the great composers of Broadway has come to an end. You captivated us all with your fascinating stories, delightful video clips and an a cappella song or two. And we loved the sing-along portions where we all had a chance to warble beloved songs from the past. The time flew by and we all left humming or singing or talking about what we had just learned - and who we must tell about this wonderful class and its exuberant teacher."

Rusty Kostick, San Rafael

Emeritus Student, College of Marin


"Sondheim and the American Musical" was a treat! Bonnie Weiss is one of the best teachers I've ever had in ANY SUBJECT!"

Barbara Bucher, Student,

San Francisco Conservatory of Music


"Thank you for a beautifully presented program on Jerome Kern. You gave our senior group an upbeat and lively afternoon."

Frank P. Geline

Alpha Chapter, 60 Plus Club, San Francisco State University


"We loved your entertaining and informative presentation on George Gershwin. We all left with a lighter step and a lighter heart after having shared so many wonderful songs with you and Gershwin."

Geri Bell

Beta Chapter, 60 Plus Club, San Francisco State University


"Thank you for a terrific presentation on Irving Berlin. We learned so much and had such fun!"

Ellie Mednick, Marketing & Special Events Director

Marin Theatre Company


"Bonnie Weiss is an expert on the American musical. She is an excellent instructor both for her breadth of knowledge and for her joyous, sometimes humorous way of presenting her material. She has a marvelous sense of organization and is a master of all the media she utilizes in her lectures - TV/VCR, CD's, audiotapes, and an occasional vocal rendition. Enthusiasm, knowledge, organization - are all trademarks of Bonnie's lectures. She always receives outstanding feedback from her elder hostel audiences, and is one of our most popular instructors."

Kenneth Boehmert, Site Coordinator

San Francisco Arts & Humanities Elder Hostel


"Bonnie Weiss is an ideal instructor/lecturer on musical theatre history and appreciation. She served on The Executive Board of Directors for my Center for the American Musical and helped us with her dedication, encouragement and new ideas. Upon my recommendation, she taught a special 3-credit course on The History of the Musical at The College of San Mateo. She was so successful with the class that she was hired by the Community Education Division to teach weekend classes on musical theatre. There is no doubt in my mind that her programs on musical theatre will continue to be received with enormous enthusiasm wherever she presents them."

Joseph Marchi, Executive Director

Center for the American Musical, San Mateo, CA



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