Students who participated in NATS at BYU this year did so well! Here are the ones who placed:
Hannah Pyper- 1st place University Belt 1
Natalie Nordin- 1st place Adult Belt 3 and 2nd place Adult Legit 3
Lydia Hughes- 1st place High School Legit 2
Miriam Edwards- 1st place High School Belt 1 and 4th place High School Legit 1
Sarah Fitzgerald- 2nd place High School Legit 2
Kellie Close- 3rd place Adult Belt 2
CONGRATS TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED- there was some GREAT singing going on!
SOME PICTURES OF THE DAY:
Check out this link for info. This competition would be especially good for pop/contemporary singers interested in a challenge and some feedback on their talent. Let me know if you sign up and we’ll make sure you get you ready!
Miriam Edwards wins “Best Actress Award”
Miriam Edwards attended BYU’s two week Theater Camp and received the award of “Best Actress.” She performed in an Evening of Monologues and “The Fantastics”.
The directors complimented Miriam for being an actress/singer who is extremely versatile saying “when she auditioned for us we could see so many possibilities for her.” They noted she takes direction easily and responds quickly. They appreciated her skill of being honest in her acting. Among other things, the director cast Miriam to open the first scene of “The Fantastics” with a featured dance and close the last scene with a vocal solo. CONGRATULATIONS MIRIAM!!
It’s time to start sign ups for Fall schedule 2014. Remember to look at the calendar. It has the weeks listed for Masterclasses and the weeks there will be private lessons. Email me your 1st and 2nd preferences for a lesson time and I’ll send out a schedule once I get it all confirmed. I am planning to teach the following times (last hour listed is when the last 1/2 hour lesson ends:
Here is one of my students, Taylor, and a couple of new videos she has on youtube. Go watch them and “like” them.
THE schedule for Summer lessons will begin Tues., June 3 and end Thurs. Aug. 14. All students who wish to keep their permanent spot with me should sign up for a summer time. If you anticipate missing several of your summer lessons, just get on the sub list early and book subs in those weeks. It’s usually pretty smooth. Also, there will be NO masterclasses in the summer. We will resume masterclasses in Sept. The next recital will likely be in October, so stay tuned for that update. If you are currently an every other week student and wish to move to every week, summer is a great time to secure that, so let me know. SUMMER TIMES include: Tuesdays starting with a 1:00 lesson and ending with a 4:30 lesson. Wednesdays I will teach students who would like evening lessons, beginning with a 6:30 lesson and ending with an 8:30 lesson. Thursdays will start at 9 and end with a 12 noon lesson. To schedule your summer time, please send me an email with your first and second options. I will send a confirmation email with your assigned time once I schedule everyone. If you are trading with someone, I will send their name and number at that time. Thanks!
We had a really fun first week in masterclass. All students sang and worked through what distractions they may have in their performance that kept it from being professional. Our second masterclass in Feb. month was “Acting the Song”. Students really upped their performance this month and were very open to the acting training. I also appreciated the positive comments students gave to each other. Thanks to everyone for adapting quickly to the new schedule and policies. If you haven’t sent me a picture be sure to do that so I can get updated on this website. Also please bring me a print for my studio wall. Here is a little something to inspire you this week. Watch this amazing performance:
My former student Laina Walker has a little sister Lexi who has really gotten a lot of attention lately. This is Lexi (just started her lessons with me- she is a total natural!) and my friend Alex Boye. Enjoy!
Wed., Dec. 11, 2013
SUMMERHAYS MUSIC STORE 1006 S. State St. Orem, UT
5:30 pm (usually runs just around an hour)
Invite family and friends.
Dress nicely- appropriate for your song.
Make sure you practice with your accompanist or bring your performance track on CD or ue your phone or ipod (etc.) and hand it to me as it’s your turn to perform.
Here we are already at the end of summer. I am ready to start Fall lesson signups so contact me through email to request your time. I will be teaching the following hours (subject to change):
FOR ANY ADULTS or students who have daytime flexibility, I can teach 3X a month on Tues. or Thurs. mornings and would like to schedule you all during that time (all kids will be gone!).
I was contacted by Cali who works at Provo Beach Resort. She sets up local talent to perform on their stage down there and I thought many of you would like to have this opportunity to put together some of your stuff and go do a performance set down there once or twice. If you are interested, email her at email@example.com and set up a time and find out what they have in the way of pianos, microphones etc. and then get working on your “show”. Don’t miss these opportunities to get out in front of people! Let me know when you set it up and I’ll help you get ready. Thanks and happy summer singing.