When I was just a little girl my family told me so many things that would help shape me into the person I am today. One of those things was the idea that “It’s lonely at the top.”
In my mind that didn’t mean they didn’t want me to reach for the top. In my mind it meant that I needed to take others to the top with me. That lesson has never left me and I try to live by it in everthing I do – especially in my teaching. That’s why whenever I have the chance to help a student go to the next level, I do my very best to help them get there.
That’s what happened with my student Mary Rene Quarles. She is the singer featured in the video above. Last spring I started a project called Fun Sized Concerts in which each student would be able to sing songs written by me just for them and perform them LIVE on Facebook. While I was writing Monday Is Coming for Mary Rene’s concert, she had some pretty good ideas for some of the lyrics. That’s how she came to be one of the co-writers of the song!
From then until now she has released her first single at only 13years old and today is releasing her first music video! I am so happy to be able to be on this journey with her. And just in case you’re wondering – yes, you will be seeing more from me and some of my other students as well! This is only the beginning.
What happens when you release a new single? Well you need to CELEBRATE and you need to RAISE MONEY to promote it! So, we’re having a Skate Party Fundraiser to celebrate Mary Rene’s Quarles’ cover of “Monday Is Coming”.
Come out to Skate Along USA Saturday June 10th from 6:30pm-10:30pm. It’s only $10 per person and includes skate rental PLUS we’ll be shooting some footage for Mary Rene’s new music video. Everyone who attends, including YOU, will get a chance to be in the video!
Special thanks to Skate Along USA for hosting and donating a portion of the evening’s proceeds to support our music projects!
Most shows are made of students who AUDITIONED for the show, so you can safely EXPECT that the show will be of a certain quality because only the ones with the most talent demonstrated beforehand were even allowed an opportunity to get on the stage.
The Big Dreams Concert is different. NOBODY in this show auditioned to be in it. Many have never even been on a stage before, but you will be absolutely amazed at how talented and entertaining these kids and teens are!
When you experience the Big Dreams Concert you will be witnessing what can be done with young people who are given a chance to learn and grow in the arts- without having been pre-screened for innate talent.
Right now many people are stressed out over recent events. Many people are fearful of what comes next. Many people are wondering if their Big Dreams are still possible. Come to the Big Dreams Concert and be lifted from all that. Come to the Big Dreams Concert and experience a renewal of your passion to chase your own Big Dreams. Come to the Big Dreams Concert and know that YES, YOU CAN ACHIEVE YOUR BIG DREAMS!
Anyone who works with children’s choirs in church can probably agree that it is hard to find songs for kids that don’t sound baby-like. On the opposite end is songs that sound too grown-up. We want songs that kids AND adults will like. With that in mind, here is my latest offering of Gospel Music For Kids. Try it out on your kids. Post a video of them singing it or just leave a comment. Thank you for listening!