Tuesday, February 7, 2012

MMVS Artist of the Year, 2011

Congratulations to the MMVS Artist of the Year, Emma Converse!

Emma is a 16 year old singer, songwriter and musician who has been working with me for close to three years.

You can see Emma live at The Space in Hamden on February 28th, where she (and fellow MMVSer Mike Falzone) will be opening for Julia Nunes!

As Artist of the Year, Emma also receives a recording date at The Zone in Norwalk, a photo shoot with Rob Staub Photography, a video produced by Mike Falzone, $100 of MMVS money and $100 toward instrumental lessons.  Congratulations, Em!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Happy Birthday MMVS!

Happy Birthday to MMVS and congratulations to all MMVSers on their amazing accomplishments this year.  You might find yourself and your friends in this collection of outtakes and memorable moments :) I can't wait to create more magical, musical, dude awesome memories with you all!  <3 XOXO

Monday, September 5, 2011

Marc Iwanicki ~ September Student of the Month

If you don't know Marc yet, I bet you will soon.  He's an ambitious, talented, hard-working 17 year old singer from CT who expects the best from himself.  Check out this little interview that Mike Falzone filmed during one of Marc's lessons.

The best part about teaching Marc is how excited he gets by his own improvement.  He's very passionate about singing as a form of self expression and doesn't take even the smallest tip for granted.

Congratulations, Marc!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Stepping Stones: Battle of the Bands

Marc Iwanicki & Chris Kelley
Roberto Muniz
Emma Converse
MMVS'ers Roberto Muniz, Marc Iwanicki, Katie Hodes, Jordan Kellogg, Emma Converse, Chelsea Fuller and Nicole Thompson (Reverie) performed at Stepping Stones Wednesday night, competing in the Battle of the Bands. Congratulations to Marc Iwanicki for landing first place and Roberto Muniz for taking 3rd place! Marc's first place prize includes a recording session at The Carriage House, a photo shoot, and a free voice lesson at MMVS.
Great job everyone, so proud of you :)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Congratulations, Chelsea!

Congrats to July's MMVS Student of the Month, Chelsea Fuller!  Chelsea is a 19 year old singer/songwriter from Shelton, CT.  She started vocal training with me a few years ago, took about a year off after high school graduation and is making a strong comeback this summer.    This video also features Epic Eric Barbin and music from MMVSers Katie & Jordan of NEVER4GET.


Monday, July 11, 2011

MMVS Level 2 (From Emma)

Take Zero is recording in the studio and sounding great!!
Hey everyone! So many of us are now onto Level 2, having totally crushed Level 1. But this time it's not a race. All we have to do is complete Level 2 before the end of the year. Then one MMVSr will be chosen to be Artist of the Year, and will receive all kinds of dude awesome prizes. The prizes are as follows:

  • Participation in Level 2 showcase (date TBA)
  • $50 MMVS money
  • MMVS video feature
  • Framed certificate of dude awesomeness
  • Headlining set at Level 2 showcase
  • $50 MMVS money
  • $100 at Red School of Music for guitar, piano, bass or drum lessons
  • Photo shoot with Rob Staub (professional concert and promotional photographer)
  • One song demo recorded at The Zone in Norwalk, CT
  • Video by Mike Falzone
  • Promotion on the Kicking Daisies facebook page

Sounds pretty awesome to me. Good luck to you all, I'll see you at MMVS!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011

It's Emma again

I've been sorting pictures and videos into folders today. I now have a folder for each of you, I've got all your stuff in there. It took me quite a long time. Mel takes too many photos. There are some videos here that are quite funny, Mel should make an MMVS blooper reel...     

And now some advice from me... Don't wear jeans on a hot day, no matter how cool your house is, or how thin the jeans are. Just don't. You will be hot.