I am now scheduling fall lessons! I will be posting my schedule effective Sept 1. This will have my open spots and also include my fees. If you would like to schedule a lesson first fill out the contact form here
I have always been really flexible with my studio (drop ins, one lesson or coaching) but I am starting to realize that my open door policy is really very good for the lives that many of my students/parents lead!!
That being said feel free to contact me via my website and set up a one-time coaching or lesson! I don't expect you to commit to anything! Just come when you need a tune up, have an audition coming up or just want to learn some basics!
So proud of my senior vocal student, Emily Benoit who has been accepted to ASU and will be auditioning for their vocal program in a few weeks!
Emily started voice with me in 8th grade and has worked to hard to understand her voice and over the years has grown as a vocalist ready to spread her wings to the next level of study!
She was cast in her dream role this fall and won splended reviews at "Lily" in Theatre works production of THE SECRET GARDEN.
She is currently acting as a "super" (non singing role) in the Arizona Opera Production of CARMEN.
After auditioning at and winning a few Regional NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) competitions in my college and university days, I have finally filled out the necessary paperwork to become a full member with all the priviledges it will afford my students!
NATS is the foremost vocal association in America, recognized by all colleges and universities in the United States and Canada. My students will be able to participate in local and state auditions and observe or participate in great workshops and masterclasses!
NATS auditions were such a great experience for me that I am excited to provide the opportunity for my students!
Nick and Cynthia auditioned and were cast in solo singing roles in Northwest Christian High School's production of Little Mermaid! (April 15,16,17)
Sarah, Emily and Grace have all had successful auditiona and competitions this winter! Sarah was awarded a scholarship to the Show Choir Camp of America (Ohio)! She will attend with other students from Horizon High School. Emily performed as Mrs Darling for the Christian Youth Theatre of Phoenix. They added a special duet at the end of the show to showcase her singing! Go Emily! Grace was amazing as Marty in Grease with Studio 3 theatre in Gilbert. She was also just cast in Desert Stages produciton of SHREK!
Amanda,India, Lexi, Katelyn and Spencer all burned up the stage in Peter Pan with Christian Youth Theatre Phoenix!
I also auditioned and was cast in the role of MARMEE in the Brelby Theatre production of LITTLE WOMEN!
The show opens in May and runs the entire month.
Good Work eveyone!
I can't believe it is almost November already! This fall has been busy with lessons and performances!
Emily B. did an amazing job singing the witch in INTO THE WOODS at Greasepaint Youth Theatre and Grace N. is performing right now as Alice Beineke in a wonderful production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY at Studio 3 in Gilbert! Again, awsome work, Grace! India Chudnow is also performing in FRANKENSTEIN with Actors Youth Theatre in Gilbert. I will be seeing that production on Halloween!!!
Upcoming performances include Madi Fagerlie as the BLUE FAIRY in My Son Pinocchio with CYT, Lexi Wussow and Octavia Chudnow will also perform in that production. It opens Novemeber 7th.
I will be performing again starting Dec 5th in a production of THE CHRISTMAS CAROL. It is a beautiful production at THE HALE CENTRE THEATRE in Gilbert. It runs through Dec 24th.
Nick Graffanino performed a solo in his choir concert at Northwest Christian School to rave reviews and will also be in the fall Film that the drama department is creating. It will open on November 1 at Harkens in Norterra! GO NICK!!
Sam Steinbaugh was cast in THE LITTLE MERMAID at her school and will portray Flounder in the production.
Overall, you can see that everyone in the studio is busy and using their talents to their fullest! I'm so proud of all of you!
Wow! I can't believe some of you went back to school today! The summers are too short! Well, at least you get that nice fall break when air is cooler in Arizona.
I want to make sure you know that starting today, for the entire month of August, I'm offering the "Back to School" special! If you buy a five lesson pass, I will give you the 5th lesson for free! You can buy more than one pass, if you want to save money on lessons later in the year.
Christian Youth Theatre (cytphoenix.org) announced their season today!
See you at the studio!
What a great show this is going to be! The cast is just fabulous. Directed by Cambrian James and music directed by Lincoln Wright it promises to deliver a fun, funny , yet moving rendition of this version of a well-known story.
If you are not familiar with the musical "Phantom," come to the Hale Centre Theatre and see it! I has many of the elements you know from the Lloyd Webber "Phantom of the Opera" but this show dives deeper into the reason why there is a guy in the basement of the Paris Opera. It takes you to his childhood to understand why he has the Mask.
I am priviledged to sing/act the role of Carlotta, the diva who thinks she rules the opera house. I love bringing her to life and am challenged to make her "real" not just an over-the-top characature of a faded star!
Tickets for this show are on sale on the Hale Center Website now. Dates are Aug 28-Oct 15 http://www.haletheatrearizona.com