Student Recordings

Enjoy the performances of the following students.

In addition to coaching singers,
the studio encourages recording to CD and YouTube.

In November every year,
students may make a Christmas/holiday CD
for their friends and family.

Alex

The studio has successfully completed one year of Zoom instruction with students on both the east, west coasts and Denver.

Alex, a physicist who works for the Navy in Virginia, just recorded St. John The Gambler by Townes Van Zandt. Taking voice lessons is completely new for Alex as he decided to pursue it a few months ago. Interestingly, he took a road trip and stopped by the studio to record in person. Alex’s goal is to learn guitar as an accompanying instrument for his voice.

St John The Gambler

Astral

As a part of finding chest voice, Astral (they/them), age 16, performs “Before He Cheats.” Recently they took on the pop music genre with “Just My Type” (by the Vamps). Parental advisory: this song contains adult content.* A few weeks ago, Astral added Mama’s Broken Heart (Miranda Lambert), which is a new genre for them. Astral loves drawing, singing, and writing. They are thinking about a career in psychology, voice acting or creative writing.

*The studio encourages dialogue with young singers and their parents if there is adult content. When parents and singers agree to such content, in the vein of creativity and freedom of expression, those songs are shared here.

Before He Cheats
Just My Type (Parental Advisory: Adult Content)
Mama’s Broken Heart

Cara

Cara, age 15 is new to the studio. Her life pursuit is to become an advocacy lawyer. She loves band, journalism and debate. As her school closes for the summer, Cara is looking forward to traveling in France and a special trip to Chicago.

How Far I’ll Go

Claire

Claire, 13, demonstrates an advanced vocal skill in ascending through chest voice to head voice in the recording “Don’t Rain On My Parade” from Funny Girl. As an 8th grader, she loves drama and is currently cast as the lead in her school’s musical Xanadu. In her spare time she takes part in club lacrosse. Claire also recorded “No One Else” from Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812 to demonstrate the strength of both her belt and head voices. Several months ago, she recorded    “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. Enjoy!

Don’t Rain On My Parade
No One Else
The Story

Davis

Davis, 18, is a senior in high school. Next fall he will attend Texas A & M where he will major in physics. His dream is to join the Air Force. Davis has been playing guitar for several years. Recently he decided to work on his vocals. Enjoy his performance of “I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.” On this piece, Davis played guitar and performed the song.This past week, Davis recorded “Dancing Through Life” from Wicked, demonstrating a Broadway style.

I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Dancing Through Life

Emily

Emily, who just turned 11, loves to dance. The studio encourages TRIPLE THREAT PREP: singing, acting and dancing. In fact, she was just cast in The Wizard of Oz as the Wicked Witch of the West! Emily recorded I Can Cook Too! (from On the Town) this past week. Eventually she will sing and dance this song in competition. Emily previously recorded A Thousand Miles after she videoed her choreographed rendition of the song. She just completed her Christmas album appropriately named LET IT SNOW! This past spring, Emily participated in the Starquest Dance Competition where she won runner up for the junior solo emerging artist award! When she is not singing or dancing, Emily loves everything about sloths! Her biggest aspiration: becoming the President of the United States. While she is waiting to turn 35, Emily hopes to perform on Broadway.

I Can Cook Too!
A Thousand Miles
Let It Snow

Jacquelyn

Jacquelyn, age 15, placed SECOND in the American Protégé Music Competition. She will travel to New York and perform this December. Jacquelyn accomplished this during the Covid lock down! She just recorded Astonishing from the musical Little WomenI Won’t Mind from The Other Franklin adds to her many musical theatre repertoire. Jacquelyn submitted Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde for her American Protégé Music Competition. Her other interests are theatre, piano, trumpet and swimming. She is currently swimming competitively. Jacquelyn has aspirations of attending BYU one day and enrolling in the Young Ambassadors program. Jacquelyn made FINALS for the West Central Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing online competition.

Astonishing
I Won’t Mind
Someone Like You from Jeykll and Hyde

Katie

Katie, age 13, loves to act and is currently taking a theatre class at her school. She is appearing as Ben Weatherstaf in The Secret Garden. In her spare time, Katie loves to compose songs. At her last lesson, we collaborated on the composition. In the future, Katie would love to use her creative writing skills to become an author. Her past times include reading and playing violin. Katie just recorded Lost Boy by Ruth B. Enjoy!

Lost Boy

Lily

Lily, 13 has aspirations of Broadway! She sings with her youth praise team for her church. Lily loves writing and writing. You can find her hanging out with her friends this summer.

Almost There
Cockeyed Optimist

Lindiwé

Lindiwé, 14, is new to the studio but that didn’t stop her from submitting an audition video to the Manhattan International Music Competition this past February. In a matter of days Lindiwé will find out whether she will perform at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Language Arts, Science and Performing Arts are Lindiwé’s passion. She has dreams of Broadway! However this summer is filled with traveling to see relatives in Kenya. Enjoy Lindiwé’s competition pieces: I Didn’t Plan It (from Waitress) and Good Morning Baltimore (from Hairspray).

Good Morning Baltimore
I Didn’t Plan It

Lyndon

Lyndon, age 15, wants to become a delivery nurse or psychologist. Recently she recorded When He Sees Me from Waitress. For the June 2021 recital, Lyndon performed What Baking Can Do also from the musical Waitress.The Text Message Song is one of Lyndon’s all time favorites. Make sure to watch her video performance. The studio encourages both audio and video presentations of musical theatre literature as a preparation for future auditions. Lydon’s goal for this fall was to audition for her high school musical. Great news! She is cast as Tommy in the musical Matilda. She fills her days with drawing, digital art and piano lessons.

When He Sees Me
What Baking Can Do
The Text Message Song-Video

Mia

Mia, 15, is a sophomore in high school. She is learning guitar and studying dance. Mia also loves to draw and write. Her present goal is to pursue the entertainment industry. As an author, Mia finds herself leaning towards historical fiction. Enjoy her rendition of “My Funny Valentine.” Demonstrating a different style, Mia recently recorded “Crossing a Bridge” from the Broadway musical Anastasia. Here she is choosing an animated style of singing, showcasing characterization. For Mother’s Day, the studio encouraged recording songs especially requested by the students’ mothers. Mia recorded the Nora Jones song “Don’t Know Why” for her mom. Enjoy!

My Funny Valentine
Crossing a Bridge
Don’t Know Why

Michael

Michael, 17, is the consummate musician. He studies guitar and voice and currently plays with a blues band.  Michael is also starting a trio plus he and Riana (also a voice student) use their back to back voice lesson time to collaborate on duo repertoire. In the studio, Michael has been coached on classical, jazz, blues, and musical theatre genres. When Michael is not singing or playing guitar, he plays tuba in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. Enjoy his performance of Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar. This is quite an undertaking considering the dynamic contrasts and enlarged vocal range. Michael just added “Superstition” (Stevie Wonder) as he prepares for one of his bands.

Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar
Superstition
Riana and Michael video

Noah

Noah, 16, is a sophomore and enjoys the freedom of homeschooling. His interest is in singing, writing music and theatre. He also loves playing club basketball. Noah plays piano and participates in his youth church band. His recording of “Shenandoah” is his first. Enjoy!

Shenandoah

Peyton

Peyton, 15, is a sophomore in high school. She challenged herself to learn the following instruments: alto, tenor, baritone sax; clarinet; piano; ukulele  and flute! Recently Peyton added guitar to the list of instruments. In her spare time, Peyton does figure skating! She recorded A Change In Me (a second time) from Beauty and the Beast just to see how her voice matured in the past year. The studio encourages vocal jazz. Enjoy Stuff Like That There from For the Boys (movie starring Bette Midler). She also loves Disney and the songs from Moana. Enjoy How Far I’ll Go. As you can see, Peyton sings in many vocal genres. Her range and discipline make this possible!

A Change In Me
Stuff Like That There
How Far I’ll Go

Reece

Reece, 9, is new to the studio and new to singing. She loves singing and acting. Reece hopes to open an art business upon entering high school. Her big dream is to have a career as a professional artist. Enjoy her first recording “Blue Skies.”

Blue Skies

Riana

Riana, 17, loves to sing and perform. This summer she sang in the ensemble of Into the Woods (Village Seven Production). In the fall of 2019, Riana played the Witch in her high school musical’s production of Into the Woods. This past spring Riana performed the role of Pennywise in her high school’s production of Urine Town. Riana is working in a duo capacity with Michael (former student of the studio). They plan an outdoor concert here at the studio sometime soon. At the summer recital, Riana performed “Just One Step” from Songs for a New World and “Omar Shariff” from The Band’s Visit. Her ability to utilize her chest, mix and head voice is exemplary. Riana performed “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again” from Phantom of the Opera as a part of her competition repertoire.

Just One Step
Omar Shariff
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again

Zoe

Zoe, 18, loves French and theatre. She was President of Tri M Honors (Modern Music Masters). Zoe has garnered leads in both theatrical and musical theatre productions at her high school. This past spring she performed the role of King Arthur in the mixed-gender production of Spamalot. For the studio recital, Zoe prepared “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Jenny’s Blues” (from the musical It Should Have Been You). Zoe loves challenges so she added “Just One Step” from Songs From a New World (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics*) to her musical theatre repertoire. Zoe was in both Jazz and Varsity choirs as well as serving as the choreographer for the show choir. Recently she took on the incredible piece especially made for Kristin Chenoweth called “The Girl in 14G”. Here she demonstrates her ability to sing all three genres: Broadway, opera and jazz. This video was taken as her last performance in high school. Congratulation to Zoe for a wonderful senior year of performing.

*The studio encourages dialogue with young singers and their parents if explicit lyrics are used. When parents and singers agree to such lyrics, it is in the vein of keeping the integrity of the lyricist and acknowledging copyright issues when changing any part of a published song.

The Girl in 14G
Jenny’s Blues
Just One Step (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics)