Adventure Armenia

The back story

Satik Andriassian and I met studying guitar and flute. We bonded through laughter and notes as music students at Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory in Berea, Ohio.

Satik Andriassian + Kate Steinbeck née Haemmel c. 1983

Many moons, marriages and children later, we are still laughing and making music!

Satik directs the Cal State LA guitar ensemble, which is planning a tour of Armenia this June, and has invited me to be the guest artist for a program of American music. With assistance from  the UN Relief Agency, we plan to travel around connecting with people in communities and also participate in World Refugee Day observances.

Satik and her students are busy raising funds to get 10 people and their guitars to Armenia. I am seeking assistance with lodgings and food while there and have planned benefit concerts. Her students and I are excited for the opportunity to travel with a native Armenian speaker! If you’d like to contribute, you may do so here DONATE. If you have questions or thoughts to share, please feel free to write me.

Thank you for your support! Kate along with Satik