I sadly say farewell to my student for four delightful years. She has worked hard to develop a singing technique and acting skills that have earned her a Music Theatre scholarship at Southern Utah University. Click the image below and enjoy her amazing performance of "Don't Rain on My Parade."
My Student Nobuaki Irie and three lovely ladies with lovely voices singing "There Are Angels Among Us" by Alabama. "Some years ago," Nobu recalls, "when I recorded the song, my producer wrote to Alabama and asked if we could record it in Japanese. They kindly responded and said, “Please do it!” In fact, they put up an article about me singing the song in Japanese in their fan-club newspaper. Houston, you WERE the angel sent by God when I needed help with singing. After being turned down by all the other voice teachers at BYU, it was your door that I knocked on last. Thank you so much for being the angel in my life!"
Other recordings by Nobuaki Irie:
Priscilla began study with me as a high school student at Brentwood Christian School where she participated in track, basketball and musical theatre. She went on to major in biology at North Texas State University where she was also on the track team. She is now working on her Doctorate at University of California-Davis in Plant Breeding in theHorticulture and Agronomy Department. Click the links below to hear her wonderful voice.
"Think of Me" from Phantom of the Opera (2020 Newman Center Showcase)
"Someone Else's Story" from Chess (2019 Newman Center Showcase)