“She plays the piano and sings like no one you’ve ever heard. I suspect at the age of four she was kidnapped by a roving band of jazz musicians that taught her all their secrets…”
“…the way Donna presents standards does more than breathe new life, she completely resuscitates them. She takes a standard and for four or five minutes, makes the song her own, and when she is finished, the song is better for that experience…of the 10 best of 2001…”
The Express Times
“Donna does more than hold her own with her fellow jazz vocalists – her strong vocals and nuanced phrasing carry her high above her contemporaries…”
The Star Ledger
“Distinctive and quite eccentric. It’s an approach to singing as radical as Thelonius Monk’s to the piano or Lester Bowie’s to the trumpet…”
“Every time I hear Donna Play it makes me want to sing…”
“Open your ears and arms to a new stylist. Donna has a way with a song – her own way. Besides her soul-jazz vocals, she deliver scintillating piano accompaniments, arrangements and solo stylings… I DIG IT…”
Brian C. Bolig
As the superintendent of Clinton Public School in Hunterdon County, New Jersey, it has been my pleasure to work with Mrs. Donna Tromans who has been a dedicated music instructor in our system for nine years.
We will miss you! I wish so much you could stay with us.
I have so enjoyed your being here. You are an excellent teacher. Your students will miss you as much as we will.
Please let us know if we can help in the future.
Thank you so much for being such a great teacher and an inspiration to the kids that they still enjoy piano and have so much fun is a true testiment to your skill.
All the best in 2012!
Thanks for making piano so wonderful for Oliver.
Thanks for another amazing year of piano. It’s hard to believe how well I’ve gotten because of you.
Thank you for teaching me all I know.
Thank you for teaching me how to play piano this year. I love it and will probably play next year.
I’m sad it has to come to an end for the year. Sorry but can’t wait for summer!