Welcome to Sing Your Life!

 


Check out our SINGYOURLIFE YouTube Channel

to find free video vocal lessons, and performance videos by Chrys and her band mates over the years.


 

Age, failing eye-sight, and a resignation that the current technology has me totally baffled,  have each taken their tolls on me. Therefore...IT'S TIME!

THIS SITE IS COMING DOWN BY THE END OF 2014.

I'VE ALREADY STARTED TEARING IT DOWN DUE TO HIGHER HOSTING FEES. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO HELP YOURSELF TO WHATEVER YOU WANT FROM THIS SITE!!

We are stocked with Lead Sheets, Backing Tracks in MIDI OR MP3, Books, Audio Aids and CD's galore. And you can walk away with whatever you want for a donation of what ever size you deem reasonable to Sing Your Life! CHECK OUT THE PRICING PAGE TO VIEW WHAT'S AVAILABLE!

NOTE: Some of the larger files can be emailed to you using Dropbox or Google Drive. Visit our Members Only Page with tons of freebies for you.

 WHAT'S HERE?

BACKING TRACKS Self and/or Distance Learning
PRICING Free Video Lessons - (in the mini-lesson playlist on YouTube)

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Who are We?

I put up this website in June of 2000, and in the last 14 years, I have met and coached thousands of wonderful singers all over the world.

Even though I didn't have much experience in web design, I had a purpose!!! And that was to reach as many singers, old and young, amateur and professional with the things I knew about the gift of singing! And once I began talking to singers all over the world and helping them to fulfill their dreams...WHATEVER THAT DREAM WAS, we, as a group began to change...ourselves and the world around us.

Life threw us a few curves and detours, but we are BACK with a new purpose and a whole new attitude! You want to sing??? We are here to make sure you get to do just THAT!!

For I truly believe that the reason we have been graced with the gift of singing, is to share it and heal an often broken world. every time we lift our voice in song, whether from a glorious stage, or own own bedroom, somewhere, someone is touched in a positive way.

 

Who is Chrys?

A  Bio

 

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music, Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY

                     Masters Degree in Vocal Performance, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, IL

 

Solo Performer of 50 years

  • Produced and recorded album of standards entitled, "The Lady Can Sing", and 2 albums of original songs.

  • Worked with world class jazz musicians while traveling as a big band vocalist, with the Les and Larry Elgart Orchestra,  the Si Zentner  Orchestra, the Tommy Dorsey Band, Pearl Bailey and Louis Bellson’s Band, and the Harry James Orchestra, from New York City to San Francisco, to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Chicago, and New Orleans, and in just about every small town across the country.

  • Among the notable names of musicians with whom Chrys has shared a stage are,  inspiring Tenor Sax player- Doug Lawrence,  Extraordinary Pianist- Barney McClure, Grammy winner, tenor-man Pete Christlieb, John Proulx, Grammy winner composer and pianist, and a host of other great players.

  • Settled with trombone player-Fred ("Stretch") Lawrence, husband in the LA area in the mid-late 60's, and sang as part of a trio called “Three’s Company” in the large hotels surrounding Disneyland.

  • Chrys worked in NYC for 5 years with a piano player, Lenny Dell in a jazz duo appearing in clubs all over the Metropolitan area.

  • She's appeared on radio and television variety shows throughout the country, both as the vocalist with various big bands and combo's. Programs included "The Mike Douglas Show", and NBC's "Monitor".

  • She’s sung in clubs like Rodney Dangerfield’s, The Improv, and Basin Street East, in NYC,  the Tropicana in Las Vegas,

    Harrah’s Club in Reno, and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles.

  • Currently residing in Albuquerque, NM, has been performing The American Songbook at  various venues throughout the area.

  • Chrys also has a thriving practice as vocal teacher and coach of adults who love to sing!


 



 

 

Whatever the dream, Sing Your Life Enterprises exists to help people turn those dreams into realities! Our 4-volume "Art of Singing" series, beginning with the technique manual,

"A Voice for a Lifetime in 30 Days", PLUS our  audio practice aids,

our sheet music creation services, and the rest of our products and services are each geared to help singers of any age achieve their goals for their talent.


Jobs for Singers!!!

Age does not matter. There are so many opportunities to make a living AND a Life with your music:

Voice-Overs

Jingle-writing

Licensing for TV and Movies

Senior Living Facilities

"He who lets his breath, hence his life force, flow consentingly as a willing sound sacrifice from the depths of his body, sings his life; for singing means to affirm life, to free oneself, and thereby to bring happiness and prosperity to oneself, and consequently to one's fellow man."  Marius Schneider

 

This Studio and Site are dedicated to your success with your singing! Here you will develop a personal relationship with us, as we guide you in all of your singing aspirations! So jump right in! Browse around any of our pages to see what we're about, and then join our mailing list to get instant access to a FREE VOICE LESSON!

 

Read what our Students  have to say about us, and if you have some time, we'd certainly appreciate hearing from you so we can make sure this site is serving all of your vocal needs!  

Learn by yourself...at your own pace with our written instruction material, complete with Audio! HERE

You will not believe how effective they are.

  Check here for my local projects and become a part of what we are doing in our town and communities:

Chrys's Sunday Soirees - (currently on hiatus)

Returning in Sept, 2014 - 

Professional Singers are invited to work on their performances in a safe and friendly environment which consists of their peers here in Albuquerque. We get feedback from each other on which routines are most workable and which songs to sing in our act. All Singers are welcome to the soiree, which will be held every 3 weeks.  Mark your calendars! (Small fee from performers, guests are free.)

Finishing up the 6th ebook packed with articles on performing, techniques, how to choose audition winners,  and much more...Due date on this book is October, 2013.

Vocal workshops open to singers of all levels. Beginning, intermediate and advanced students of voice gather together for vocal instruction, stage presence, attitude, song choice, and a host of other related subjects. Classes are held on Monday evenings in my studio, or at Community Centers in town. Maximum of 8 students per class. (Fee)

Online gatherings using Google Hangout, Skype meetings, etc.

If you are shy and wish an online lesson but do not live in the area, Skype is your answer. All you need is webcam and a microphone. My clients tell me this method is just the same as having me in the room. Try it! email Chrys

 

Have Keyboard will Travel

I am on the road again with my keyboard and a few of my students and friends to entertain at Senior Centers, Retirement Communities, Assisted Living residences, Country Clubs, Museums, Parks, City Events...anywhere music will enhance. If you would like to join me, you are welcome to audition for me and take part in our Traveling Troubadour Program. Email me

 

Find me on Gig Salad for some music to add to your private function.

 

So, browse around and check out all of the resources and help we offer here at Sing Your Life. Then join singers all over the world who are working hard to advance their singing dreams AND are keeping this site free from sponsors! We have stayed on the Web for over 12 years with support from SINGERS ONLY!

All genres, all ethnicities and levels of expertise from complete novice to professional working entertainer have found our unique method of delivering our products to be totally personal and exceptional!

Utilizing our services and products is like having us right beside you along the path of discovering the voice you have inside you! And trust me, Singers, even professional performers can re-discover their own voice. For example, if a singer has lost his voice somewhere along the line and is now in his/her maturing years and wants it BACK, I can help!!  

Sing Your Life specializes in finding lost voices and we serve these people, who show us miracles every day!

At an age where most people would be thinking it's kinda crazy to be studying singing, here are 70 and 80 year-olds breathing deeply and emitting their "sound sacrifice" to the universe!  Or 12 year old little girls who secretly and ever so quietly sing in their bedrooms to the mirror when they don't think anyone's around who can hear them, suddenly will find their voice and assert it for the first time....It's amazing to witness this... So, when we invite you to join our "family" of singers, we are not kidding around! We take it very seriously! We commit ourselves to your success, not just materially, but mentally and emotionally, whatever "success" means to you.

 

Sin[g]cerely,

Chrys
  Sing Your Life is your ONE STOP Station! We can provide you with BACKING TRACKS, MIDI's, and Lead Sheets of your favorite songs.

Membership is totally free, but please DO NOT give the Members Only web page to anyone. Items on this page are for sale to members and non-members, but are not just given away, okay??

Thanks for your understanding and your loyalty over these dozen or so years. Access to MembersOnly page


We have recently partnered with Some of the largest Music Sites on the web to bring you great deals on sheet music, tracks, equipment, instruction, and instruments.

Whatever you may need, as an affiliate with companies like Amazon, and the growing # of musicians vendors, I am able to get the lowest possible price on a multitude of items, both physical and informational. Just ASK ME

 
 

Yikes! Look at that Hair. LOL!!

Back in the 60's I sang with my first trio at THE GRAND HOTEL in Anaheim, California.

The above shot of me with my trio called,

"Three's Company", long before the TV sit-com, Ha Ha! The gentleman at the piano my friend and seriously brilliant Jazz pianist, Barney McClure, whose Bill Evans-style of playing gave me an early appreciation of musical theory, chords, voicings, etc. Every singer should know some music theory, especially, the keys he or she sings in, and the form and structure of a song. It commands respect from your fellow musicians when you know the music you are performing. I have thousands of Backing Tracks for you to examine: Check out the lists on the Members Only Page.

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This is a pic of the Cabaret Troupe, "Upstaged" which I developed to showcase the talents of some of my local clients.

I have a deep fondness and gratitude to everyone involved with the formation and development of this group, and we are rejoined as "UpStaged" after some bumps in the road to continue our mission of introducing Cabaret as an individual and collaborative expression, and NOT merely as a competitive sport. We are moving forward and conquering new worlds.


Come see our show at the JCC here in ABQ on July 19th, a tribute to the Jewish Composers of Broadway and Tin Pan Alley, and even into the present day. We'll be singing everything from Berlin to Bacharach...and beyond! That's Saturday, July 19th at the Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque, at 7PM


UPDATE: THIS SHOW IS SOLD OUT!!!

BUT WE ARE PERFORMING AN ENCORE PERFORMANCE ON SUNDAY AT 2PM FOR ALL THE FOLKS WHO HAD TO BE TURNED AWAY ON SAT. AND FOR ANY ADDITIONAL WALK-UPS THAT WISH TO "COME TO THE CABARET"  



 

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