Hayden has been an artist at the studio since the start and in her time here she has proven herself to be a jack of all trades. Whether performing Classic Disney hits, where her acting skills shine, or rocking out and letting the music take control, she has always had a knack for stealing the crowd’s attention. Hayden has performed at various venues such as Faneuil Hall, Northborough Holiday Trolley and tree lighting, The Spirit of Shrewsbury, and the Westborough Spring Festival to name a few.
When describing her love for being a performer Hayden says, “I’ve grown to love watching people’s facial expressions when I perform. Not only does it work as a silent and indirect survey, but you can learn a little about a person by their reaction to the song you’re performing.” She is inspired by the artists who are not all about being celebrities, looking up to singer/songwriters such as Utada and Madame Macabre. With her darker tones often expressed through her voice, it is no surprise that Hayden relates music as calling to her, similar to “the characters in horror movies who venture alone to the creepy noise in the basement.”
When discussing her experience at the studio Hayden say,“I always feel at ease when I’m learning a song, and I never fret on my mistakes because Patrice always finds a way to teach me in my own learning style. Not only do I leave every lesson learning more, but I even find myself learning, things such as social skills, while performing at gigs through the studio.”
Recently, Hayden has fulfilled a dream of hers and been cast as the lead role of Mulan in Clinton Middle School’s production of the musical “Mulan JR!”
“I have always wanted to sing the song Reflection because I am not what people see on the outside. Many people believe that just because you are in a specific category you need to stick with it and be happy. I feel Reflection summarizes that fear of not being able to be good enough in that category even though you have put so much effort into it” (Hayden). We are so happy to announce you can catch Hayden performing “Reflection” live as Mulan on March 11th and 13th at 7pm at Clinton Middle School.
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