More from the Student Showcase

Phew! It’s been quite a few months with students preparing for end of the school performances, plus recording the new IVA album and giving summer concerts with both IVA and my students. Today is a throwback to March when Ariana showed us her stuff singing “Blown Away” by Carrie Underwood.


Videos from the IVA student showcase at the Queen

On Saturday, March 15th, the World Café Live and I hosted the IVA student showcase. About 25 of my students performed upstairs at the Queen on Market Street. It was an inspiring afternoon hearing each student share their unique sound. Everyone remarked on the incredible level of talent and felt that the professional atmosphere of the room enhanced the students’ performances tenfold. I thought I’d share some videos over the next few posts.

Here is Kylie singing “You Lie” by The Band Perry. Enjoy!

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Student success stories! John Perkis, choir director

John Perkis conducting the Timber Creek High School Choir

John Perkis came to me for voice lessons about two years ago. He is a choir director (and jazz band director) at Timber Creek Regional High School in Erial, New Jersey. He is a percussionist by training, and wanted to know about vocal technique so he could better help his students during their choir rehearsals. He come for an hour lesson every week and it’s made quite a difference for him and his students. He has added the vocal exercises that we do for his students and has also been able to ask me questions about how to help his singers through some of the more challenging parts of their vocal range. They love the exercises and are sounding better and better, he says. He also used our vocal training to help his students prepare for the school musical “Annie” this year and said it was a huge help, particularly as all the voices carried and no one lost their voice during rehearsal or performances. I am thrilled that John is able to help so many singers through our work together.

John’s voice has also grown tremendously and I am hoping he’ll perform at one of my student recitals!

More from the most recent student recital soon …