Marilyn Makes Move

Marilyn has been accepted to the prestigious Idyllwild Arts Academy in Los Angeles, CA.  Idylwild is a four-year private high school resident program that prepares students for a career in professional theatre and film.Marilyn 13
 
Marilyn has studied with David for the past two years, focusing on vocal production, stage presence, and sight-reading and musicianship.  

Marilyn was accepted to the Idyllwild resident high school program in May.  She was also awarded a 40% scholarship for tuition, room, and board.  

Wow!  Way to go!  Be sure to save us seats for your first performance on Broadway!

Hannah is no Quack…

UofO Logo…but she is a duck!

Hannah recently received word that she has been awarded $19,000 in scholarships to attend the University of Oregon as a piano major.

For her audition she performed Prelude #8 in F major from Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier; the Rachmaninov Prelude in C# minor, and George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

Hannah has been a delightful student for the past five years.  She is also an accomplished trumpet player, and plays regularly with the Salem-Keizer symphony.  Her smile and enthusiasm will be greatly missed as she moves south to continue her studies.  Hanna is so full of music, it will be exciting to watch this next adventure unfold for her.  Go Hannah!

Macey cast as Mary Lennox

Secret Garden

Congratulations go out to Macey! She recently began rehearsals for the Pentacle Theatre production of The Secret Garden in the lead role of Mary Lennox. Macey has been studying piano and performance coaching with David since last fall. She has been working on vocal training with Kara Quello for several years as well. Macey will bring a wonderful grace and powerful voice to Mary, a young girl who blossoms as she and a young gardner bring to life a neglected garden. In the process she also brings new life to her sickly cousin and uncle. For tickets, visit Pentacle Theatre.org.

Summer Lessons now registering!

Today, the weather is gorgeous, and summer will soon be upon us. Summer is a great time to begin your new musical studies. There is extra time while school is out. And the more relaxed schedule overall promotes a great way to get reengaged with your singing and playing crafts. David teaches in Salem on Tuesdays, and in Portland on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Contact him at the link to your left and ask for details. And don’t forget to light the BBQ!

Rose City Swing Band hosting dances

Rose City Swing Band "Swinging Saxes"

The Rose City swing band has two upcoming dances in the next few weeks. April 27, at the Scottish Rite Temple in NoPo, the band will play for a fundraiser for one of our local Art Magnet Schools. The dance, from 8:30 to 10:30 will feature dance lessons with Stumptown Studios.

On May 12, 2012, RCSB will host their annual Spring Fling at the historic Oaks Park dance pavilion. Out Dancing will provide free swing dance lessons at 7:00. The band will strike up at 8:00 for a three hour dance to the tunes of Goodman, Ellington, Dorsey, and others.

For the past 14 months, David has played with the band at the keyboards, and also recently began singing and arranging for the band. Several of his arrangements are included in these programs.

So put on your dancing shoes and come “cut a rug” with the RCSB!