electrify your choir
We help your students to break through their fears and give their most authentic performances!
EYC is available as a stand-alone program or as part of an orchestra and/or band visit;
and offers online, in-person, and hybrid options.
Electrify Your Choir is the creation of famed rock vocalist and vocal coach Laura Kaye, who has made it her mission to use all the skills she developed throughout her many years in the music industry to empower young musicians and singers. By allowing them the freedom to express themselves creatively at the highest level possible, your students will gain many critical and essential skills they will use in every aspect of their daily lives.
We all know that a choir’s presence will elevate the excitement level of ANY concert event! Over the course of a typical 2-day in-person visit (comprised of workshops, rehearsals, and culminating with a final concert where they will demonstrate everything they learn), your vocalists will be transformed into a high-energy rock and roll choir, complementing your existing curriculum by giving them an alternative approach to their traditional choir experience.
EYC online achieves exactly the same goals, and culminates with virtual concert videos where your students are the stars!
Students will develop self-confidence by encouraging them to sing with their natural voices, and selected soloists will be featured during the concert to give as many students as possible a chance to experience what it’s like to command the stage. Plus, every EYS stand-alone experience includes a Talent Show, where your students put together a piece on their own and then compete for a chance to perform during the concert!
Together with our Movement Coach and Choreographer Nathan Blake, this high energy team will get your choirs to own the spotlight, and open up their performances through movement, improvisation, and character creation exercises.
Powerhouse vocalist Laura Kaye will help each of your choir students to own the spotlight, create their own stage personas, and truly celebrate their unique talents.
Renowned dancer Nathan Blake creates and leads all of our choreography and he brings out the best performances from all the students he works with.
Vocalist Laura Kaye will transform your choir into a powerhouse of high-energy, expressive singing performers! With her extensive background in the music industry, Laura will demonstrate methods that will motivate and inspire your singers, and help grow your program.
Laura helps students to create their own stage personas and characters, embrace their unique vocal styles and utilize tools they need to own the spotlight. This intensive workshop, rehearsal, and performance experience will teach your choir how to unleash skill sets needed to truly set them apart from the rest.
Laura shares her expertise as a professional singer and vocal coach by helping your students to:
Discover and celebrate their unique vocal styles and creative energies.
Develop an authentic connection to the songs they sing.
Create their own stage personas and characters.
Own the spotlight.
Laura received her training from famed vocal coach Don Lawrence (Lady Gaga, Mick Jagger) and has worked with James Brown, Aretha Franklin, Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, and more during her lengthy career in the music industry. She has toured extensively with electric violinist Mark Wood and their groundbreaking Electrify Your Symphony music education program since its inception in 2000.
Movement is a crucial component of elevating the energy of your choir. Enabling singers to sing with their bodies as well as their voice requires many of them to overcome their fears and step out of their comfort zone. This is an essential step in creating better and more confident performers – and people.
Through movement, we enable young singers to cultivate a healthy body image, increase self-confidence and express themselves fully and openly. When your singers approach material with this strong and confident perspective, it won’t matter if they are in the front row or back row! Their performances will evolve naturally and soar!
Nathan shares his expertise as a professional dancer to help your students:
Cast aside their fears and inhibitions and express themselves through movement.
Become more fluid “movers” by learning to sing with their bodies.
Interact effectively with others onstage.
Nathan has a performing arts degree from Hofstra University and attended Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Blake has performed as an MTV dancer, and worked extensively with Beto Perez (the creator of Zumba). He currently teaches classes in dance and fitness, and is a true pioneer in his field; having developed his own unique approach called “Ultimate Groove Therapy.”
What happens during an Electrify Your Choir event?
Watch this EYC mini-documentary and find out! Lots more videos in the Gallery below!
“Laura – I would like to thank you so much for visiting our school. You have a been an inspiration to me, and helped me to decide what I want to do for the rest of my life! I used to be afraid to sing in front of big crowds, but since you visited our school I have been so open to sing to anybody.
Thank you so much!!! You are my inspiration!!!”
“Last night was incredible. I have never seen a group of kids so completely transformed in such a short time. The work that Laura Kaye and Nathan Blake did was breathtaking and watching the focus, passion, and dedication of EVERY SINGLE KID made me beyond proud to be their teacher. I have no clue how we’ll ever top this but I’ll find a way!"
Nicole Guimaraes, Choir Director
WC Britt Elementary (Georgia)