Our Teachers

Fun With Music Teacher

Jenna Barba


Jenna has been involved in music since early childhood. She grew up performing in musical theatre, television and film on both the East and West Coasts. She has performed internationally in Europe and the Middle East. She is the center director and teacher at Mini Musicians in Rochester Hills.  Jenna was awarded Music Together® Certification Level I status, having demonstrated outstanding achievement in teaching, musicianship, program philosophy, and parent education.  She is the mother of two children, Isabella, and Gabriel, who are also very musical! She is very passionate about young children and their musical development.


Youth Music Teacher

Rebecca King


Rebecca is a graduate of Utah State University with a degree in music therapy. She has been practicing as a board-certified music therapist for 10 years in various settings including children’s hospitals, home health & hospice, and residential treatment centers. Rebecca has been involved with music from a very young age, playing and performing on the piano, guitar, percussion instruments and singing in choirs as well as individually. She is an accomplished composer and songwriter, and her music can be found on YouTube, Spotify, and iTunes. Rebecca has taught music lessons for almost 20 years, and finds great joy in especially teaching adaptive music lessons to individuals with special needs. She is a mom of two adorable girls, and loves spending time with them and her husband.


Instrumental Ensemble Teacher

Grace Gavrilas

Grace Gavrilas

Grace is a graduate of Oakland University with a degree in Instrumental Music Education.  She has taught music programs in Grosse Pointe and Troy Public Schools as well as at United Methodist and Bethesda Romanian Pentecostal churches.  She is also a private music teacher and performer.



Our Support Team

Volunteer Coordinator

Lucius Kilpatrick


Lucius Kilpatrick is a Junior at Athens High School. He has been playing the alto saxophone for six years and has performed at solo and ensemble festival several times. He has also volunteered with NoteABLE Youth's Beginners Clinic and is excited to take over as Volunteer Coordinator. In his free time, Lucius likes playing the alto saxophone, along with writing, reading, and rock climbing.


Outreach Chair

Minwoo Kim


Minwoo Kim (Brian) is a sophomore at Troy High School who started learning the cello and the piano at the age of eight. Minwoo has always enjoyed bringing the joy of music to many people. Currently he performs with the Troy High Symphony Orchestra as well as the Troy High Country Fiddlers. He has been a member of the Detroit Civic Youth Orchestra for the past 2 years before the pandemic hit and he has been selected for the MSBOA All-State, District Solo Ensemble and State Solo Ensemble. Minwoo was awarded as Outstanding Soloists of the MSBOA's 2022 State Solo, and selected for Concerto Soloist in the 2022 MSBOA Concerto Competition and performed at Central Michigan University. He was also nominated as Outstanding Members of the MSBOA's 2022 Spring Honors Festival Band and Orchestra. Minwoo performs with other ensembles and has performed in the MASTA Chamber Festival at Western Michigan University. Outside of cello, Minwoo loves to play tennis, play piano, and take a nap. 

Our Board Members (All Volunteers)

Executive Director

Marcia Marshall


Marcia is the founder of NoteABLE Youth.  She began the organization when her son who is autistic needed a small-group, adaptive instrumental group to play in to encourage his interest in playing the violin.  He began in the first Instrumental Ensemble sponsored by NoteABLE Youth and continued in it until he graduated from high school.  Marcia enjoys playing and teaching piano, and she also dabbles in the organ, flute and guitar.  She is also a nationally certified sign language interpreter. Her favorite thing is to accompany her children in their instrumental music.  She almost has enough instrumentalists in her family to make her own orchestra (a baritonist, flutist, 2 percussionists, 3 violinists, and a budding cellist!)


Cathy Stockdale


Cathy has volunteered with NoteABLE Youth since its inception. She is a special education teacher by degree. Although she retired to stay at home with her family, she has always been involved with children and youth through volunteer opportunities in her children's schools and at church. Cathy and her husband have supported their three children's musical interests from elementary school through college.


John Marshall


As a co-founder of a small software business, John’s experience made him a natural fit to keep the books for NoteABLE Youth and to create and maintain its website.