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Not kidding: Sebastian honed her chops in folk styles -- including huapango, bolero, ranchera, and polka -- traveling and playing in Mexico and Spain. Why we like her: Sebastian's playful, robust soprano could spark a Tex-Mex campfire; her CD "Canta Conmigo" crackles with classical guitar and hand percussion. Plus her longest song is about 2 1/2 minutes -- perfect for tot attention spans.
Chicago Tribune 
Lou Carlozo 
The collection is split between songs entirely in Spanish, songs in English, and songs that are a combination of both languages, retaining the sense of the Texan Latino culture in which Sebastian was raised. Her treatment an entirely original blend of salsa, samba, waltz, huapango, bolero, and classic American folk is engaging and ear-catching. Her experience as an educator is very much in evidence in this vibrant collection that has great child appeal. An excellent choice for music programs, especially since many of the songs have been used with the children's choir Sebastian directs, and a great way starts the day in music classes.
School Library Journal
Ann Welton, Helen B. Stafford Elementary, Tacoma, W

Sebastian effortlessly fuses the styles and rhythms of Texas, Mexico, Latin America, and Spain into this delightful new recording. I have always loved Tricia's voice and her musical sensibilities, so it is no wonder that I would include this CD on my best of the year list.
Chicago Parent
Fred Koch 
 But when Ms. Tricia arrived and began to tune her guitar, they got impressively quiet. And, when they started singing, it was amazing to see how the kids had total command of lyrics and hand movements that they'd learned months ago. Kids who might, in the context of a math class or a reading lesson, be convinced that they're not smart or can't learn, were busting out with total confidence and joy. I'm a total sucker for this sort of thing, I know, but, as the kids were busy choreographing dance steps to a Brazilian song, I was thinking that maybe this is precisely the sort of stuff we shouldn't be eliminating.
Chicago -Sun-Times
Debra Pickett