Thursday, February 12, 2009

Making Music in Delaware

Our Delaware Group
( L to R WLB, Vivian Holfeld, Leslie Shapiro, LM, Jessica Cohn, Lily Ozer, Diane Tadlock, Patti Malatesta, Carol Cassarino, Katie Soukup, Tina Sheing)
We got up too early, slid around on the ice, and Miss Wendy lane ended up flat on her tuchus at the hands of Miss. Laurel during a particularly spirited re-enactment of the 6th of the 10 Commandments of Schmoozing …all in all, our Delaware Master Class last Saturday was FANTASTIC! Our host, the delightful Tina Sheing, helped us gather a great group of performers who put their hearts and voices into the work. Katie Soupkup provided support and encouragement from the keyboard for our singers who fulfilled our every pedagogical request with enthusiasm.

Many thanks to Tina, Katie, our students Vivian Holfeld,Leslie Shapiro, Carol Cassarino, Jessica Cohn,Patti Malatesta, Lily Ozer and Diane Tadlock. We’re looking forward to making a return appearance in the First State in the spring. Keep your eyes on this space for details.

A very special word of thanks to composer Larry Kerchner and Annette Costa who, among other things, kept Miss Wendy from sliding away on the icy sidewalk (note to self, put on the wildly impractical shoes AFTER entering the building, broken bones do not a graceful entrance make), provided a camera when ours was MIA, and fed us a magnificent lunch after class. Your kindness put the perfect grace note on a wonderful trip.

The RedHeads


Dianne Tadlock said...

Thank you both for such an Amazing experience. It has been about 5 years since I had performed in front of anyone other than my kids, and I was scared to death. But you both made us all feel so comfortable and gave us all such wonderful feedback. Now that I have gotten over my fear, I look forward to working with you again. Can't wait till you come back to Delaware. And if it is summer, Wendy can wear the highest heels she wants.

Thanks again, and all the best to you both till we meet again.
Dianne Tadlock

Jessica Cohn said...

Thank you for a wonderful learning experience! Your advice and encouragment is so helpful to me as I make this next step!

Jessica Cohn