Each of my students has a different definition of success. Some want to be able to sing “Happy Birthday” at a party or jump in at a Karaoke bar without feeling self-conscious; others want to be their best at auditions for performing arts schools and local singing competitions; and some aspire to be the next American Idol or a famous pop star. Here are just a few of their success stories:

MADELINE SWIFT received the prestigious 2013 National Young Arts Merit award for Voice/Popular Voice. She also won the “Dream Ticket” to American Idol at the American Idol Experience in Orlando.

NOLAN SOTILLO placed 2nd in Palm Beach Idol--2009, and went on to win the “Dream Ticket” to American Idol at the American Idol Experience in Orlando. He is currently in LA where he is seeking a record deal, acting roles, and has recently been cast in the Disney movie “Prom.”

ANNE BOSWORTH was chosen to participate in New York’s Metropolitan Room “Metrostar, 2009” competition.

DIANE TYMINSKI was chosen out of hundreds of singers in Palm Beach County to participate in Palm Beach Popstar, 2007, put on by the Palm Beach Pops. She was the top female finalist. She continues to play lead roles in the Lake Worth Playhouse musical productions and works as a professional vocalist in the South Florida area.

LETICIA CISNEROS opened for Percy Sledge with her band at the 2000 New Year’s Eve concert on Grand Bahama Island.

Too many students to name have had successful auditions over the past ten years at Bak Middle School of the Arts, Dreyfoos School of the Arts, FSU, NYU, Berklee School of Music, Belmont University, Marymount Manhattan.