July 31, 2022 Omri and Desirae's wedding, Trio performance

"It was really so wonderful Penny! We were so amazed and delighted hearing all of our requests!! Every moment sounded perfect. Thank you so very much!"


June 15, 2022 Damon Johnston -
Artistic Director, ProArts@Noon Concert Series, Calgary

"Penny Sanborn always delivers a superb concert program - combining the mastery of her wonderful instrument with intelligent repertoire. She frequently appears with other instrumentalists, and delights in pushing the boundaries of the audiences expectations. A consummate professional, and quite inspiring!"


April 17, 2021 Jessie Cayabo -

"Penny's performances both in person and virtually bring so much magic to the events I plan for my clients at the Italian Centre Shop. From the shop's grand opening to kicking off virtual cooking classes - the beautiful songs she selects for each event leave such an unforgettable impression."


November 17, 2018  Nancy Watt -
President and Founder of St. Albert Chamber Music Society 

"The Penny Sanborn Trio blended together perfectly.  There was an easiness to the playing and a rapport between the musicians that allowed the captivating melodies to flow between the musicians like a conversation between good friends.  Penny established a lovely connection to the audience weaving interesting anecdotes about the repertoire into the program.  Enchanting!"

August 17, 2015  Bob Pearson - 
Special Programming Coordinator at Heritage Park 

"The Penny Sanborn trio are always a favorite here at Heritage Park. For our Music in the Plaza shows, they always draw our biggest crowds. The style of music the trio plays, creates the ideal ambiance for the Music in the Plaza series. The sophisticated yet accessible style of their performance really satisfies audiences of all ages and tastes."


October 1, 2020
Teresa Banny, accordion student

"Our lessons are very instructive and detail oriented, not to mention the wonderful learning atmosphere that Penny creates. The knowledge of what this wonderful instrument can do to a musical soul is overwhelming."


November 1, 2020
Becky Standing, accordion student

"I'm enjoying many things. I love that I can still make significant progress for each lesson, and build a repertoire relatively quickly. I appreciate Penny's enthusiasm, knowledge, and encouragement. Penny is a lovely person and great to work with."

April 29, 2016  Shari Wattling -
Associate Artistic Director at Theatre Calgary 

"The Penny Sanborn Trio was the perfect addition to our opening night reception! Our guests were absolutely charmed and our evening was made more vibrant and memorable because of their music. I would completely recommend them and consider them for our events in the future."

August 10, 2017  Jill Bennett -
The City of Calgary, "Music in the Park" coordinator 

"Great to have you Penny! You added wonderful class and culture to the park. Thanks for the top notch music - really enjoyed it!"

July 23, 2015  John Smaak & Virginie Cocheme -
Wedding & Reception at River Cafe 

"We just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your live music that you played at our wedding. We also got a lot of compliments from our family and friends. We were very impressed how you were able to play all the French songs we requested and especially the Dutch song that you had to teach yourself. Thanks again Penny and we will certainly recommend you and use you again in the future."

June 28, 2008  Jeannie & Barry Clapp - 
Parent's Anniversary Celebration 

"Everyone absolutely loved your music, your beautiful, radiant smile and presence. We were all absolutely delighted. Mom and Dad were both thrilled to no end. We simply can’t thank you enough for the wonderful music and the lovely air of joy and celebration you contributed to our celebration. We loved every minute you were with us." 

February 10, 2008  Anna Buccini - 
Italian Family Event 

“We were very happy with the music. She actually brought one of my uncles to tears at one point. It was perfect. I will not hesitate to recommend her, should the occasion arise.”