Matts Music Vocal Performance Team (MMVPT) has played a huge role in Callie’s development as a singer and a performer. 2017 was her first year with the team and we’ve enjoyed watching her grow and flourish among a highly talented group of singers. The 25 kids who make up the MMVPT are more than fellow performers. They are Callie’s musical family. It brings tears to my eyes when I play back the videos from every one of Callie’s solos and hear the cheers at the end of her performances. Those are the vocal performance team kids encouraging her and celebrating with her when she takes risks and pushes herself.
This video is from the Matts Music Vocal Performance Team recital at the end of the 2017 season. I wish you could see the videos from every one of the performers. It was so fun to see the confidence and range of musical expression as well as sheer talent!
Most of all, she has benefitted from the unique perspectives offered by each of her three vocal coaches. Kim Potfora is Callie’s voice teacher. Most of her lessons are with Miss Kim, who also helps with song selection for her performances. Zach Carr is a specialist in the “high belt” vocals. He works with her on diaphragmatic breathing and other techniques to protect her vocal chords when she hits those high notes. Stephen Pitrowski works with Callie on song-writing, helping her to create her own authentic body of work. We are so thankful for the MMVPT and look forward to another exciting year in 2018!