Who are We?
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
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
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
Who is Chrys?
EDUCATION: Bachelor of Music,
Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY
Masters Degree in Vocal Performance, University of Illinois,
Solo Performer of 50 years
and recorded album of standards entitled, "The Lady Can Sing", and 2
albums of original songs.
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
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
in NYC for 5 years with a piano player, Lenny Dell in a jazz duo
appearing in clubs all over the Metropolitan area.
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".
sung in clubs like Rodney Dangerfield’s, The Improv, and Basin Street
East, in NYC, the Tropicana in Las Vegas,
Club in Reno, and The Jazz Bakery in Los Angeles.
residing in Albuquerque, NM, has been performing The American Songbook at various
venues throughout the area.
also has a thriving practice as vocal teacher and coach of adults who love to
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.
does not matter. There are so many opportunities to make a
living AND a Life with your music:
Licensing for TV and Movies
Senior Living Facilities
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."
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
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!
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)
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.)
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
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
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!
Have Keyboard will
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
Find me on Gig
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!!
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.
We can provide you with
of your favorite songs.
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
We have recently
partnered with Some of the largest Music Sites on the web to
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instruction, and instruments.
Whatever you may
need, as an affiliate with companies like
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vendors, I am able to get the lowest possible price on a
multitude of items, both physical and informational. Just
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.
This is a pic of the Cabaret Troupe, "Upstaged" which
I developed to showcase the talents of some of my local
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
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"