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2019 Showcase Photo Album Posted on Facebook!

Photos of all participants and awards. See www.facebook.com/belcantostudios. It’s a good looking group!

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Bel Canto Students Star in ‘Once on This Island’

Congrats to my students who made the cast for Barrington’s summer production of Once on This Island! Milana Carse and Ally Szarek will be Storytellers and Mason Smith will play Little Daniel. Bel Canto alums are also front and center: Ella Beaubien as Ti Moune, Sophie Farmer and Rachel Nazha as Asaka – Mother of […]

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2019 Achievement Awards

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2019 Honor Students

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17th Annual Showcase a Big Success

What a wonderful afternoon of entertainment! We had twenty-three well done performances from students of all ages. In our awards program, nearly 50 trophies were given out! Take a peak at our program to see the variety of musical styles that were on display. I think you’ll agree, there was a little something for every […]

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2019 Performance Awards

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Annual Showcase Coming Up – Check Out These Recordings from Last Year!

I hope you’ll take a moment to check out some of our recordings from last year’s showcase! Just follow the links to the studio’s YouTube channel. These students did a great job. Wait until you hear what we have in store for this year! Our 17th Annual Showcase is coming up on May 19th, 2:30 […]

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Bel Canto Students Score Big at Speech Tournament!

So happy for all my students who participated in District 220’s annual Speech Tournament last week. They did really well! Estelle Lee and Caroline Tarulis both received high marks. Pierce Orlando got perfect scores from EVERY judge and was awarded gold! Not bad for his first try at a challenging comedic monologue! Way to go […]

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Julia Baumer Stars in ‘Mary Poppins’

It’s always great to see your students performing on stage. Last weekend was no exception! Julia Baumer did an outstanding job in her second lead role, playing the iconic Mary Poppins in Woodscreek’s production of the musical. She had the British accent down pat, sang beautifully, and certainly looked the part. Congratulations to a budding […]

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Estelle Lee Passes AIM VI – Yes!

Really proud of this little lady…Estelle Lee passed her AIM VI keyboard requirements in her lesson last week! She’s worked really hard on her sight reading. It really paid off. Congratulations Estelle!

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Bel Canto Students Perform in ‘Grease’

Fun Saturday night at Schaumburg on Stage’s production of Grease! Seven Bel Canto students performed in the show. Congrats to Sofia Baumer, Jalen Fertig, Lorelei Lynott, Stephanie Marin, Anna McCoy, Isabelle Millan, and Kaitlin Tenbrunsel! We took some pictures after the show, but couldn’t find Lorelei. It was pretty crazy in the lobby! For more […]

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Bel Canto Students to Star in ‘Freaky Friday’

Congratulations to all of the Station Middle School students who were cast in the April production of Freaky Friday! Rehearsals will start right after the first of the year. Performances will be the weekend of April 11-14. Looking forward to it! Ellie: Sophie Farmer (Bel Canto alum) Katherine: Ella Beaubien (alum) Karl: George Tarulis and Jacob […]

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Pam Conroy Completes AIM IX

Congratulations to my piano student Pam Conroy! She completed all of her AIM IX requirements today. We’re already working on some beautiful pieces for level ten! Fantastic work. A well deserved accomplishment. I love teaching this woman!

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Bel Canto Students Center Stage in ‘Annie Jr’

Kudos to all the Bel Canto students who participated in District 220’s summer production of Annie Jr. on June 28th and 29th. Anna McCoy and Jessica Shimp played Grace Farrell in different casts. Allyson Szarek was cast as Annie. Kaitlin Tenbrunsel portrayed Lily St. Regis. Milana Carse was cast as Sadie, Campbell McIver as Margo, Ellen McGinn as […]

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George Bowman Completes AIM III

  Hats off to George Bowman! He wrapped up all of his AIM III keyboard requirements in his lesson last week. Full speed ahead! We’ve already completed some technique and have started working on repertoire for Level IV.

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