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The New Year

2017 has been a fantastic year! I have had many wonderful touring opportunities with my solo concerts. I’ve performed concerts in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida. I also had another wonderful opportunity that stands … Continue reading

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Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter Win First Place!

Joshlyn Camille and Coco Butter On Thursday, April 21, 2016 The House of Blues Music Forward Foundation hosted the annual “Bringing’ Down The House”┬áCompetition in Chicago. Music Forward Foundation is a National Emerging Artist Pipeline that invests in young musicians … Continue reading

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Staying Healthy as a Vocalist!

Hello Private Voice Students and Parents, The 2015-2016 Fall Semester is well underway and students have settled in very nicely. As the weather begins to change, I encourage students to take care. As vocalists, our bodies are our instruments. Keep … Continue reading

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Make the Moment Perfect!

My Professional Development for Instrumentalists class had a watershed moment yesterday. There are a number of instrument types represented in the class and my job is to lead them in discovering career options for themselves as musicians. I asked students … Continue reading

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Wonderland…Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure!

I recently went to the Ruth Page Center in Chicago to see Wonderland, Alice’s Rock and Roll Adventure, presented by the Chicago Children’s Theater. I am delighted to report that Ariana Burks, who played Alice, is one of my students. … Continue reading

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Ravyn Lenae

Ravyn Lenae I have been teaching voice students for the past two years. Though I have a Master of Music Degree and have extensively studied vocal pedagogy, I was never inclined to teach. I was very busy with my own … Continue reading

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A Great Day for the ChiArts Carolers!

Yesterday was a special day for my Professional Development for Vocalists students. We had a wonderful afternoon performing two Christmas Caroling “gigs” at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital and two at the Ronald McDonald House near Comer Children’s … Continue reading

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ChiArts Carolers to Bring Holiday Cheer to Families at Ronald McDonald House

The ChiArts Carolers are my Professional Development proteges. What a fantastic group! Click on this link for more information on their upcoming Holiday performances. ChiArts Carolers

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IMEA Competition

This has been an interesting week. I was a judge at the IMEA (Illinois Music Educators Association) Competition, where I saw many very talented young singers. Several of the students that I coached at Fenwick High School (as Musical Director … Continue reading

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What a Fabulous Day!

Today I met my Professional Development class. Wow!…what can I say? They are all so talented, eager and wonderful! Each and every student expressed ideas, made pertinent comments and asked important questions. We had meaningful conversation about all things music. … Continue reading

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