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 …