Electrify Your Strings!

UNLEASH YOUR CHOIR and help your students break through their fears to give their most authentic performances!

EYC can either be a stand-alone program OR can be added to your orchestra and/or band program to create a truly inclusive experience for your school’s music department. 

Empowering students by allowing them the freedom to express themselves creatively at the highest level possible helps to provide many critical and essential skills they will use in every aspect of their daily lives.

The choir’s presence will elevate the excitement level of any concert event! Over the course of a typical 2-day visit, your vocalists will be transformed into a high-energy rock and roll choir; complementing your existing curriculum by giving students an alternative approach to their traditional choir experience.  Selected soloists are featured during the concert to give as many students as possible a chance to experience what it’s like to command the stage.

(Photo by Thomas Edward Photography)

Laura Kaye and partner Nathan Blake are a great team in that Laura focuses on vocal coaching to get your choirs 100% owning the spotlight, while Nathan focuses on opening up their performances through movement, improv, and character creation exercises.

Check out this news feature from a massive event in Sioux Falls, SD. 
At 1:00 in, there is some great workshop footage of Laura and Nathan with one of the many choirs they worked with during their visit.

Laura Kaye

Laura will help each of your choir students to own the spotlight, create their own stage personas, and truly celebrate their unique talents.

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 she honed during her 18 years of work with the groundbreaking Electrify Your Choir program 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 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.
  • own the spotlight.

Laura Kaye coaches exciting, high energy performances from all the singers she works with!

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 Strings, Choir, and Band music education program for the two decades. 

Nathan Blake

World-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.

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.
  • create their own stage personas and characters.
  • become more fluid “movers” by learning to sing with their bodies.
  • interact effectively with others onstage.

Nathan Blake (in red jacket) conducts 1,300 choir students during a massive EYS experience in Sioux Falls, SD

Nathan has a performing arts degree from Hofstra University and also attended a 2-year dance intensive program at Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. In addition to being an MTV dancer, Blake has performed onstage with Beto Perez (the creator of Zumba) and appears at every major convention around the world. Blake currently teaches classes in dance, fitness, kick-boxing, and more in the New York area, and is a true pioneer in his field; having developed his own unique approach called “The Blake Experience.”

Find out more about Laura, Nathan, and ALL of our Artist Mentors on the Our Team page.