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For my students and families to keep them up to date on performances and for further study on the composer/ concept of the week that they hear in lessons

Some voice and piano students are only interested in making music but others want to understand more about the music they are drawn to. It's been rewarding to see so many young piano students excited to hear about this week's composer. My goal is to help kids understand the stories behind the people and the times. Music can grip us even if we don't understand why but for those curious to know more or perform more, this page is full of information.

Yay! The music is out.

Please let me know if you need me to order a music packet for you and don’t forget to sign up for the workshops.

Best of luck tomorrow in your auditions at Class Act Productions

Congratulations to my Woodlands high school students who made chamber choir! can’t wait to get started on that region choir music with you ladies. 

[05/19/20]   Region Choir Workshops

Ms Becker and I will be running weekly high school region choir training sessions by voice part. This will operate as a club, where you join for the summer.

The cost is $20 per week, paid monthly. Because we need to cover the staffing cost, the charge applies even if you are on vacation so that we can provide these weekly sessions at a low cost. These will run 8 weeks from the week of June 9 until August 4, skipping the week of July 28. So the total cost is $160 for the whole summer plus music.

We intend to both work with these groups but if attendance does not support two teachers, then Ms. Becker will run these herself. And if we get more than ten per class, we will drop the price to $15 per week to make it more affordable for all.

These workshops will be Tuesdays at 10 for Altos, 11 for Basses and Wednesdays at 10 for Tenors and 11 for Sopranos. If we are not ready to do these in person, we will use zoom.

These are for any voice teachers students- not just students of The Barlow Studios.

I am super excited to announce that this summer begins a collaboration between The Barlow Studios and Hannah Becker. 

Ms. Becker is the choir director for Bear Branch Junior High and also a proficient piano player. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Baylor University in 2018 with a Bachelor of Music Education, where she competed in various vocal competitions. She is available to teach voice or beginning piano.

She is happy to work on all kinds of vocal music, and she will be teaching Tuesdays and Wednesdays. She intends to continue in the fall teaching one or two days a week after school at my house.

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body I’m more than my body, Lauren 18

This is a song blowing up on TikTok today.

Music is about more than just notes

https://youtu.be/i1vqP49R4Ww

[03/15/20]   I debated how to respond as a teacher to this health crisis. We have already gotten into habits or hand washing and cleaning the piano. With the national emergency declaration and the cancellation of schools, I wanted to be sure to respond appropriately.

So this week while the schools continue to be closed, I will be doing normal lessons but over FaceTime or Skype. Most of my colleagues are doing the same.

[03/15/20]   CMTAs Spring festival is cancelled and the money will be refunded. This is unfortunate for all the students preparing but I do believe the right decision was made.

There is one more day to see this wonderful musical. Break a leg to all my students who are thoroughly enjoying their experience in Class Act Productions Frozen jr.

Amazing job performing at market street with Sarah Kelly Music School

[02/08/20]   Best of luck today to all my high school students singing for solo and ensemble!!!

We still have openings. Please let me know ASAP if you want to try out

There's Still Time to Submit Your Audition - https://mailchi.mp/adamsdavy.com/theres-still-time-to-submit-your-audition-12169629

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Disney Freaky Friday

come out and see some awesome talent in this show!

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Come on out and see this young man:-)

CLASS ACT PRODUCTIONS PROUDLY PRESENTS MARTIN LIITTJOHANN AS A DELIVERY MAN AND A TOWNSPERSON IN “A CHRISTMAS STORY”! Martin is a 9th grader at The Woodlands H.S.. He's part of the school’s Varsity Choir. He performed in 19 Productions including mainstage and summer stock Class Act musicals. He loves musical theatre. His favorite musicals include Oliver and the WIZARD OF OZ. He holds the Life rank in Scouts BSA and is working towards his Eagle Scout rank. Martin loves being part of the Class Act family and performing on stage. At age 5, he took notice of the stage as he watched Class Act's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. During intermission, he pointed to the stage and said “I want to do that!”. A year later, he first performed on stage as an “Elephant Soldier” in DISNEY’S JUNGLE BOOK KIDS Summer Stock. It was a dream come true when Martin was able to perform on stage as an Adult Munchkin – The Braggart, a Flying Monkey, and a Citizen of Oz in the 2017 production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Grab your Christmas spirit and see “A Christmas Story” on December 20, 21, and 22. The shows are held at Stonebridge Church, 1 Stonebridge Drive, The Woodlands. Purchase tickets at www.ClassActProductions.org.

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I saw mommy kissing Santa clause, Kelsey, 11

Here is a teaser - lots of kids are working on Christmas carols 🙂

https://youtu.be/ZsMOexYqhQM

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Santa Claus is comin to town, Haven, 9

Sneak peak at the sounds of Christmas!!

https://youtu.be/1eSXEkbbpgg

In the area that incorporates Bear Branch junior high, six vocalists were awarded the outstanding vocalist title in addition to earning a one on their solo. 

Congratulations on this amazing honor:

Claire
Jake
Hunter
Preston

Huge congratulations to all of these junior high students for achieving one’s on their solo and ensemble pieces:

Samantha, Emily, Claire, Summer, Hannah, Emma, Abigail, Harlie, Aliya, Stefani, Heidi, Jake, Rhys, Joseph, Tyler, Aaron, Alex, Preston, Mitchell, and Hunter!

You worked hard and you did it!!!

This is what I'll be doing next week from Wednesday until Saturday!

#TexasThespiansFestival is quickly approaching and this will be our 3rd year producing the All-State Closing Ceremony! ⠀

It has been a truly inspiring experience to work with such an amazing organization that encourages young artists to improve their theatre skills.


#ttsf19 #texasthespiansfestival #trustedbecausewedeliver #engageyourpassion

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Lucy, 9, The Hen and Cruising

Awesome dynamics and emotion, Lucy! You are ready!

https://youtu.be/ko2c-FunxD0

[11/02/19]   You are going to do a great job at CMTA's Fall Festival, Alyssa.

https://youtu.be/33OUpapbTxI

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Matthew, 17, Dancing Thru Life

Break a leg Matthew!

https://youtu.be/shiR9-qW0NA

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Tyler, 13, Gloucester Moors

This young man is all ready for Solo & Ensemble! He is always prepared and sounds wonderful!

https://youtu.be/KuB8-Ro3954

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Haven, 9, I know it’s today

Great job Haven working towards Conroe Music Teachers Association fall festival. They are going to love you!

https://youtu.be/6vYYjUumbcg

[10/29/19]   Break a leg Broadway night, Caitlin!

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Preston, singing Cedar Hill, grade 7

I’m going to start featuring students who are working towards November 9, either for junior high solo and ensemble or for CMTA‘s fall festival.

Let me introduce you to Preston, a seventh grader who has definitely put in the work and gotten the results. Not only does he know his song really well but he knows what it means and sounds fabulous. Way to work, Preston!

https://youtu.be/Agc5dd2VYtA

I'm so excited to get to be the musical director for this again!

Texas Thespians Festival is quickly approaching and this will be our 3rd year producing the All-State Closing Ceremony! ⠀

It has been a truly inspiring experience to work with such an amazing organization that encourages young artists to improve their theatre skills.⠀
#TexasThespians2019 #ttsf19 #trustedbecausewedeliver

[10/21/19]   Best of luck to Xana and Mackenzie in your auditions!

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National Youth Theater Presents Disney's FROZEN JR.

Come out and see these talented, hard working sisters!

broadwayworld.com National Youth Theater (NYT) announces their upcoming production of Frozen JR., the 2018 Broadway musical that brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage.

[10/18/19]   Best of luck to those of you auditioning for Class Act Productions A Christmas Story!

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Mount Rushmore III: Theodore Roosevelt, Michael Daugherty

Best of luck tomorrow to Caitlin, Devon and Melissa! You made it this far- enjoy the beauty of what you are singing and "leave it leave it" all on the room!

https://youtu.be/wtz2xIaWFJs

Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony Orchestra & Carl St. Clair

[10/12/19]   I don't want to miss anyone- if you want to try out for the performance experiences in New York City, Disney, or Hollywood, please click here:

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Would love opinions!!

We would love to get your input on what songs from #phantomoftheopera you think would be best to perform on #Broadway next summer. ⠀

Swipe ➡️ to see a few of our current choices.⠀

Comment👇below if you have any other song suggestions.

Cheering for you from NYC

MATILDA, THE MUSICAL’S ACTRESS SPOTLIGHT ON SARA MARIE WOJTA! Class Act Productions is pleased to announce our Mrs. Wormwood, Sara Marie! She is a Jr. at College Park HS. She is thrilled to be performing in her 6th show with Class Act. This performance rounds out her 31st show overall. Her past credits include Liesl (Sound of Music), Mayzie (SEUSSICAL), Katherine (NEWSIES), Esmeralda (HUNCHBACK), Gingy (Shrek), Erma (ANYTHING GOES) This past summer, she participated in a two week master intensive with BAA in New York City and plans to pursue a Musical Theater program for her undergraduate studies. See Sara Marie and the cast of Matilda on September 27, 28, and 29 by purchasing tickets at [email protected]

Enjoy every moment, Haven!

MATILDA, THE MUSICAL'S ACTRESS SPOTLIGHT ON HAVEN KAPIL. Class Act Productions is pleased to present Haven as a younger student. She is excited about her Class Act debut! She was a part of 3 summer Class Act Jr performances - Seussical, Sleeping Beauty & Annie, but this is her first main stage role. Haven is a 3rd grader at Deretchin Elementary and is a member of 2 "BEST" Teams at Boni's Dance Studio. She loves being on stage & is grateful for this opportunity! For the second year in a row, Haven is in 4 dance classes at Boni's - Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop and Jazz. She is a member of both the Jazz and Hip Hop Boni's "Best" Performance Teams. Haven has played soccer for 6 seasons with the local Dynamo Dash organization. She also takes voice lessons and is a ham around the house! She loves being a part of Class Act and plans to pursue more musical theater opportunities in the near future! See Haven on September 27, 28, and 29th by purchasing tickets at www.classactproductions.org.

My Story

Music requires excellent technique, passion, and vulnerability along with an understanding of both the intent of the composer and our own story. In order to produce a melody worth listening to, we must execute the notes well while connecting them to our emotion and our experiences.

I work with students in several capacities to help them break out of whatever limits their abilities or their product.

Private Instruction in my home for Piano or Voice: I maintain a private studio of almost 50 students. At this time, I am full for students in school and only have 2 openings for adults or homeschooled people. These students may participate in judged events.

Private Instruction in a school: Three days a week, I work with students at Bear Branch Junior High School. These students may also participate in judged events.

Accompaniment: I play piano for students or groups at several local schools. Typically I accompany students who are playing their band/orchestra instrument or singing for UIL Solo & Ensemble contests.

Group Cleanup: I love polishing a group that contains vocalists. I am the musical director for the All-Star Cast of the Texas Thespians (2017-2021) and for AXS: Broadway Experience (2017+). I have also worked with the vocalists of a drum corps and helped a marching band with their vocals. I have also enjoyed working with a church worship team towards the same goal.

Audition Prep: Coming soon- audition seminars to help prepare students for the extra challenges of putting their best foot forward in 60 seconds!

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