Music Video Release!

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.


Monday Is Coming – Cover by Mary Rene Quarles Is LIVE Today!


13 year old Mary Rene Quarles makes her debut as a recording artist with her “beach party- worthy” version of Monday Is Coming! Check out the new YouTube video created by co-writer Jayne Olderman at and TURN IT UP! It’s the weekend, baby!