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

Claire

Claire, who just turned 13, demonstrates a vocal skill in ascending through chest voice to head voice. She just finished 7th grade where she loved drama and appeared as the Broadway Melody Host in her school’s production of Singing In the Rain. In her spare time she plays the ukulele and takes part in club lacrosse. For the June recital, Claire prepared both The Story and The Mad Hatter (from Wonderland). Claire just recorded “You Raise Me Up”  where she chose her own dynamics to the piece. Previously she recorded   “The Story” by Brandi Carlile. She hopes to perform with her dad (guitar) in the future.

The Mad Hatter
You Raise Me Up
The Story

Emily

Emily, who just turned 11, loves to dance. The studio encourages TRIPLE THREAT PREP: singing, acting and dancing. 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

Griffin

Griffin, age 16, began studying voice just before the Covid shut down. He continued his lessons via Zoom and made great progress. He loves playing video games and reading. This spring, Griffin was cast in his high school musical production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” where he understudied the lead role and performed in the ensemble. At the matinee Griffin had to perform the lead role due to the potential illness of the actor! He plans to audition for the 2021 fall musical. Recently he recorded “Waving Through a Window” from Dear Evan Hansen. Enjoy the humorous song , “You’ll Be Back”, from Hamilton. Griffin is also working on a more classical sound in “Empty Chairs at Empty Tables” from Les Miserables.

Waving Through a Window
You’ll Be Back from Hamilton
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables

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

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

Makena

Makena,17, is a diligent student of the theatre. She is well-versed in musical theatre productions, roles and ranges. Makena performed previously in her high school theatre productions and this past spring portrayed the role of Kittie in The Drowsy Chaperone. She just recorded “I Don’t Need A Roof” from Big Fish. In this piece, Makena utilized her mix voice (head heavy). In the next video, she demonstrates an appropriate cut for a musical theatre audition. Enjoy watching her performance of “Astonishing” from Little Women. Makena recorded “Johnny One Note” from Babes in Arms last fall.

I Don’t Need a Roof
Astonishing
Johnny One Note

Mackenzie

Mackenzie,17, performed the supporting role of Cinderella in her high school musical production of  Into the Woods. Currently she is preparing for Colorado All State auditions. She loves art, singing and hopes to teach in the future. In fact, periodically she steps in for her choir teacher. Enjoy her performance of The Lass From the Low Countree.

The Lass from the Low Countree

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

Peyton

Peyton, 15, just began her sophomore year in high school. She challenged herself to learn the following instruments: alto, tenor, baritone sax; clarinet; piano; ukulele  and flute! Peyton 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)!  Born to Entertain (from Ruthless) is a potential audition song for the future. Peyton also loves Disney and the songs from Moana. Enjoy How Far I’ll Go.

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

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

Ross

Ross, 27, just began studying with the studio although he is no stranger to singing. His goal is to get a band together when he is not working as a registered nurse. The studio offers digital as well as video recordings. Contact the studio through this website if you are looking for a singer such as Ross! Enjoy both the audio and video presentations of All of Me and Hallelujah.
All Of Me (Video)
All Of Me (Audio)
Hallelujah (Video)
Hallelujah (Audio)

Paula

Paula is married to Tom, who previously studied with the studio! She shares his passion for making music. Paula has led a life full of wonderful opportunities: manual physical therapist, graduating from the Rolf Institute with her massage certification; taught math and physics in numerous locations and was a member of the Peace Corp. As an adult student, Paula prepares songs for recording almost weekly. Recently she recorded The Lord’s Prayer for her next CD project. Previously, Paula finished recording Bring Him Home (from Les Misérables) which takes on a whole new meaning when sung by a soprano!

The Lord’s Prayer
Bring Him Home

Tom

Tom is one of several adult students in the studio. It’s his first time studying voice however music is not new to him. Tom served as the band director at Palmer High School for 20 years. He currently is the choir director at his church and has done so for the past four years. His interests include hiking and anything to do with nature. Tom performs “The Old Rugged Cross” in preparation for Easter.

The Old Rugged Cross

Zoe

Zoe, 17, loves French and theatre. She is President of Tri M Honors (Modern Music Masters). This past spring, she auditioned for her school’s play where she garnered the lead. For the studio recital, Zoe prepared “Lullaby of Birdland” and “Jenny’s Blues” (from the musical It Should Have Been You). A few weeks ago, she added “Just One Step” from Songs From a New World (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics*) to her musical theatre repertoire. Zoe will be in Jazz and Varsity choirs for next fall as well as serving as the choreographer for the show choir. *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.

Lullaby of Birdland
Jenny’s Blues
Just One Step (Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics)