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Karla with Crossroads Preparatory Academy High School Choir

Your donation goes right back into my SHINE On Children's Music Ministry where I teach kids how to promote their talents in the art industry but more importantly, how to stay safe in a digital world!  
Urban Preparatory Academy

SHINE ON MUSIC LLC - Karla Bauer, Founder & CEO

"I'm not in this just for the income, I do this for the outcome."

I’m an independent music artist committed to giving access to high-quality music programs to students from the underserved communities where I volunteer on a weekly basis and in the rural communities where I grew up.

As the passionate founder of SHINE On Music, LLC and with a thirty-year career in information technology as a senior engineer, I’ve educated hundreds of young, up-and-coming artists on how to develop their music career but more importantly, how to promote themselves successfully and 'safely' in a digital world.

My goal is to inspire my students, give them the courage to pursue their dreams relentlessly and provide the insight they need to protect themselves from opportunists in the industry.

Should you have a limited budget we can work together to apply for an available grant to cover the costs for the event. The SHINE On Music program can be adapted to the student's needs to create an everlasting positive experience.

Young Women on the Move


The SHINE On Workshop program is for students who may be considering a career in the arts industry. The workshop provides low-cost business tools and a deeper understanding of the arts industry. Discussions will be centered around what it really takes to be a successful artist both creatively and professionally in this digital world. *Each workshop is customized to the age of the students. 

1. How to stay safe while promoting yourself in a digital world
2. What you need to know when working with music professionals
3. How to create a digital press kit for less than $10
4. Understand the importance of singing covers of other people's songs

5. Discuss anything else these amazing students want to talk about

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The SHINE On Outreach Community Concert program gives the students a real-life experience to motivate them to pursue their musical passion. They will join Karla on stage to perform in front of a packed house of their family and friends for a grand concert finale! They'll be taught production, marketing, rehearsal, and performance skills while promoting accountability to others, self-esteem, and a sense of belonging.

  • Music Artist Class Participation -  the students will create promotional materials, learn how to promote the event, and be given instruction on how to record and live stream the performance. 

  • Music Artist Backup Choir  - students will attend vocal rehearsals, dress rehearsal, and perform song selections along with Karla Bauer and her band as part of a grand concert finale

  • After the Concert Meet & Greet -  Karla Bauer, musicians, music artists, parents, and the community 



2024 Award Winner Best Children's Picture Book category by 

Christian Indie Publishing Association

Karla’s mission is to demonstrate how borders can be broken down when experiences are shared by developing the SHINE On program whether that is performing her hope-induced music or reading her book at a children's storytime event. 

In 2010, I wrote a song for my Christmas album and now the song has been brought to life as a children’s book titled, “Be Still - A Mother's Lullaby." CLICK to listen to the beautiful lullaby and learn more. 


  • Book Reading with children and their families

  • Lullaby Sing-Along 

  • Book Signing

  • Meet and Greet 

I hope you love this book as much as I do! As a self-published author, I want to thank you for supporting my SHINE On Children's Book Tour and Community Storytime Events.

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