Checking in with Studio Alumni!

 

“A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary”

This is a quote we deeply believe in at Patrice Peris Voice Studios! The most accomplishing feeling is seeing our students out in the world pursuing their dreams all on their own! Knowing that students have moved on from the studio feeling as though they gained the right tools and knowledge to pursue their own careers is something we strive for in all of our artists.

This past week we checked in with a few of our past students to see what they’ve been up to, and as expected we have some awesome news to share! Be sure to read below about all the exciting things happening with Taylor O’connor and Renee Lamy!

TAYLOR O’CONNOR

Taylor is currently finishing up her second semester at one of the top music institutes in the country, Berklee College of Music! Taylor is having the time of her life while enjoying all that Berklee has to offer, and showing it through her evolving talent.  She is 1 of 12 lucky students to have been chosen from over 150 to audition for an event Berklee hosts annually called “Singers Night”. This year the event will be May 1st at Berklee’s Performance Center, if you’re in the area be sure to stop by and support Taylor!

Be sure to follow Taylor on Social Media to keep up with all of her other upcoming gigs this summer! “Getting the chance to work with Patrice gave me the best guidance on how to get myself out there when it comes to booking gigs” she says, “When I’m preparing for shows I still think of me and Patrice standing in front of the full body mirrors in the studio watching ourselves perform, trying to give the best possible routine! I’m so happy I had time to work with Patrice to learn all those cool tricks that I will always think of preparing for shows!”

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RENEE LAMY

Almost done with her first year of college at the University of Massachusetts; Lowell, Renee Lamy has not only been studying music but producing! “I’ve been exposed to a lot of different music styles. I have a group of friends that I write a lot of music with and their style is very different from mine so it has been a challenge but I am learning a lot and improving my writing skills.” (Renee) Along with all this writing, Renee has just recently released her firsts single, ‘Let You Go!’ “My single being released has been really exciting. I’ve gotten a lot of positive responses to it and I’m continuing to try to spread it to as wide of an audience as I can. It’s on most streaming services but YouTube and Spotify are where I’ve noticed the most attention…The message is sad, but also very freeing. I think most everyone can relate to a time that they loved something, or someone, but knew that it is better for them to be without it/them. I hope people find some relation with the song in that way or in any way they feel.”

The song is a perfect summer hit, the right mix of “upbeat and chill” as described by Renee, in which we have to agree!

Renee is excited to be scheduling some gigs this summer and performing again! “I miss performing so much!!” she says, “I can’t wait to get back on stage soon! The studio has been a huge part of helping me become an independent artist… I’ve learned so much musically from the studio, and so much about the business side of the industry. I think that’s something Patrice offers that not many other places do. The social media and marketing side has been a huge part of me becoming an independent artist and I learned most of what I know about that from the studio and watching Patrice and Whitney in the process.”

If you havent checked out Renee’s single “Let You Go” give it a listen by clicking the link below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hkhdEIwJww

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Patrice Peris Voice Studios Presents: Master Class with Desi Oakley of Waitress!

Patrice Peris Voice Studios Presents: Master Class with Desi Oakley of Waitress!

We are happy to announce we will be hosting a master class with broadways own Desi Oakley, current star of the National Tour of Waitress! To her credit, Desi has performed in Broadway and national tours such as Les Miserables, Annie, and Wicked!
In this interactive class, singers will be diving into the world of musical theatre through a song or monologue. Each student will be getting personal coaching from Desi on a piece of their choice and given feedback.
In addition, there will be a short Q&A included at the end of the class. Space is limited so contact patriceperisvoicestudios@gmail.com or call 774-275-0564, to reserve your spot!

Where: The Lyric Stage Company of Boston
When: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: 5:00-6:30 pm
Cost: $99


New Year, New Goals, New Opportunity!

Do you have the gift of a voice and don’t quite know how to use it to its full potential? Are you already experienced and want to improve range or technique skills? Or, are you just someone with a passion to try something fun and new?  With the New Year approaching, there is no better time than to start something new, and tackle your goals!

Through fun, interactive, and rewarding lessons, singers dive into the world of contemporary (Jazz, pop, rock, and R&B) and Musical Theater genres. So, whether you’re a beginner looking for a great introductory course, or a serious vocalist pursuing a career in music, Patrice Peris Voice Studios can help you develop your personal style, and find your best sound.

Contact us today to set up a Free voice Consultation!

For new students, be sure to check out this awesome deal on Groupon, for two lessons at a total of only $44!

Groupon: https://www.groupon.com/biz/shrewsbury-ma/patrice-peris-voice-studios


Patrice Peris Voice Studios Presents a Master Class with Jessica Vosk of Wicked!

Patrice Peris Voice Studios Presents a Master Class with Jessica Vosk of Wicked!

Patrice Peris Voice Studios is excited to be hosting Jessica Vosk for an upcoming Masterclass.
Jessica most recently appeared as Elphaba in the National Tour of Wicked!
To her credit, she has also been featured in supporting roles on Broadway in Fiddler on the Roof and Finding Neverland.
In this three-hour interactive class, actors and singers will be diving into the world of musical theatre through a song or monologue. Using a 16-32 bar cut of a song, Jessica will work with each student coaching them through their piece and giving feedback.
In addition, there will be a short Q&A included at the end of the class.

Space is limited to 12 so contact patriceperisvoicestudios@gmail.com or call 774-275-0564, to reserve your spot!

When: Saturday, December 16th.

Time: 3:00-6:00 pm

Cost: $175


This Weekend, Four Shows, Two Days, and Some Incredible Live Performances!

This Weekend, Four Shows, Two Days, and Some Incredible Live Performances!

 Fall festivities are in full swing, and we are excited to have a weekend packed with performances!

So whether you are local to the studio or from a different area in MA you now have an opportunity to catch one of our artist incredible live shows!  See the list below for all the details!

The Spirit of Shrewsbury
This year marks the 26th year for the Spirit of Shrewsbury as well as the studios third year participating in it.  It is expected to draw hundreds of people who will be treated to,  numerous local vendors, a craft fair, petting zoo, face painting, an indoor carnival, robotics show,  and, of course, live music featuring some of our very own artists!

We have an incredible lineup of studio artists set to perform at the Festival. Our artists, including Emowyn, Lil Schinaman, Anika Kruger, Herman Jones, Upanita Goswami, Lutz Hu, Renee Lamy, Adessa Rivera, and Amy Canavan!   Get there early to check out the food and craft vendors before settling in to listen to some great music!

When: Saturday, September 23rd from 12:00-3:00 pm on the Music Stage
Where:  Shrewsbury Oak Middle School, 45 Oak St, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545.

Phantom Gourmet Food Festival VIP Party
Artist and Vocal Coach Whitney Doucet will be performing alongside the Moonshine Band for Phantom Gourmet’s Food Festival as part of Ernie Boch Junior’s private party at The Lansdowne.   It will include a special menu by Cape Cod Cafe, desserts from LaCascias Bakery and of course a performance from our very own insanely talented Whitney Doucet!

When: Saturday, September 23rd, 11:30 AM
Where: The Lansdowne, 9 Lansdowne Street, Boston, Ma.

Wachusett Mountains Kidsfest
We are back at Wachusett Mountains Kidsfest for the third year and could not be more excited!  Kidsfest draws thousands of people throughout the weekend and has everything a kid could ever want, free food samples, inflatable games, a Skyride up the mountain, moonwalks, jugglers, face painting, pony rides, climbing wall and much more!  You can catch artist Ciara Cargiulo performing on both Saturday and Sunday and artist Meredith Swanson and Emowyn on Sunday!

Who/When: Saturday, September 23rd,  2:00 – 2:30 PM Ciara Carguilio, and Sunday, September 24th from 3:00 – 3:30 PM. On Sunday, September 24th catch artist Emowyn and Meredith Swanson from 10:30-11:00 AM.
Where: Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
499 Mountain Rd, Princeton, MA, 0154

Wachusett Brewing Company
After you check out Kidsfest, swing on over to the Wachusett Brewing Company for some fantastic food and a special acoustic set by Whitney Doucet!  Whitney’s show will be a mix of covers and originals and of course her killer vocals to top it all off!  You will not want to miss out on this!

When:   Sunday, September 24th1:00-4:00 PM
Where:  Wachusett Tap Barn & Brew Yard
175 State Rd E, Westminster, Massachusetts 01473

 

 If you are interested in participating in events like these, stop in for a free voice consultation with our studio and learn more about our program
. Contact patriceperisvoicestudios@gmail.com or call 774-275-0564.

Check out the Video of Studio Owner Patrice Peris Singing the National Anthem at the Past Red Sox Game!

Check out the Video of Studio Owner Patrice Peris Singing the National Anthem at the Past Red Sox Game!

 

This on July 28th it was a beautiful evening in Boston as 37,321 Red Sox fans filled Fenway Park.  For studio owner Patrice Peris, this was a special night as it was her first time performing there.  She sang the National Anthem before the start of the game! Peris states “it was a wonderful honor to be chosen for this event, and I am grateful for the opportunity. It is always such a thrill to sing in front of that many people”

This performance gained attention from local news outlets, and Peris would like to thank the Telegram Gazette and Worcester Magazine for featuring articles on the event. You can view the articles here:
Telegram Gazette: http://tinyurl.com/yafkzkrh
Worcester Magazine: http://tinyurl.com/y7zt4nug

She would also like to thank Jared Hancock of Grammy Nominated Surefire Creative Studios for helping with this opportunity. As a local artist, it was only fitting for Peris to sing at such an iconic venue.

You can see her performance here:
https://youtu.be/gjZmfJst5s4


Whitney Doucet to Perform for Pre-Country Show Hosted by Ernie Boch and Performances at The Marshfield Fair!

This Weekend, Two Events

 

Studio Vocal Coach Whitney Doucet to perform at Ernie Boch’s Estate

Only one more day until Ernie Boch Jr. host his annual Country Fest Pre-Party with Country 102.5 and New Country Mornings with Jackson Blue & Hannah! Food grilled to perfection, live entertainment, endless lawn games, even a mechanical bull… what else could you ask for at a pre-party? How about live entertainment with studio vocal coach and artist Whitey Doucet and the Moonshine Band!  Though it is a private event, we hope to see lots of photos and videos!  Congrats Whitney on this incredible opportunity!

The Marshfield Fair

The Marshfield Fair is in its 150th year and features family entertainment and fun! There’s a traveling zoo, a sandcastle sculpture display, gardens, live music, food and more! Come enjoy yourself and see some of our studio artists perform!

Who/when:  12:00 – 2:30 PM Adessa Rivera and Lutz Hu, and 3:00 – 5:30 PM Emowyn and Herman Jones

Where: 140 Main St, Marshfield, MA 02050


July: Introductory Voice Class for NEW Students!

This five week course covers all the fundamentals of singing, including the correct way to breathe, vowel pronunciation, tips for singing high notes, and the importance of giving an emotional performance, to name a few. This class is for new students only, so don’t be shy! The classes will be taught by vocal coach, Whitney Doucet, who is more than capable of helping you start your singing journey.

Singer, songwriter, and performer, Whitney Doucet does it all and is no stranger to the music industry!  She has performed with country music superstar Keith Urban at the Xfinity Center, and has also performed the National Anthem for several New England based professional sporting events, such as the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, and Boston Bruins. She performed in front of nearly 100,000 people at New Hampshire Motor Speedway for a NASCAR race, and this is just the beginning of her list of performances! Don’t miss your chance to work with this accomplished singer and instructor!

The Introductory Vocal Class is a package of five lessons, one session a week for five weeks from July 12th to August 9th. The classes will take place in the afternoon from 2:00 – 3:30 PM (OR from 6:30 – 8:00 PM depending on demand).

Cost is $225 per student.

Please contact the studio if you, or anyone you know is interested!


July: Performance Workshop With Former Universal Artist April Forrest!

Have you ever wondered what makes a successful entertainer, or what it may take to get to the top? Does it matter how many high notes you can hit or what outfit you wear? If you don’t play an instrument or dance can you still be an incredible performer?

Find out the answers to all these questions along with expert coaching on how to make YOUR live performance a show stopper. Learn the fundamentals of a great performance and find out what makes your onstage presence unique from everyone else.

When: July 15th & 16th

Time: Saturday 3-6pm & Sunday 12-3pm

Cost: $275

About April:
April Forrest has over 500 performances under her belt, including singing at highly esteemed venues such as Madison Square Garden, Xfinity Center (Kiss Concert), and Gillette Stadium. April has also shared the stage with stars like Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, and Ciara! While signed to Universal Motown Records as part of the Boston based pop/r&b girl group JADA, April has done two national tours in the US and worked with music industry A-list producers and directors.

Check out what others are saying:

“The performance workshop has helped me. So much that I did it a second time! You coach others with different drills, but you also learn as a student as well. It can teach you how to be one with the music; meaning you get what the song is trying to express. Which makes it all the more amazing.” — CL
“The performance workshop helped me see how I have to create a mood and keep the audience engaged through my delivery of the song. There are multiple ways to do this, such as through body language, moving to the beat, or through facial expression. I can use these cues to my advantage to augment my delivery.” — TZ

“I liked how we would sing and then April would make us stop to tell us how we could improve our movement while singing. What really helped me was when the audience would start being really excited or angry or sad. It helped me perform even when the audience isn’t the best, and I really appreciated the experience!” — MR