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Searching for a Star 2015 is on the horizon!

October 18th, 2014
I generally don’t post my own performances online with my vocals, I generally spend more time promoting Ballard School students as well as performers that are continuing to follow a musical pathway after being involved with Searching for a Star or other programs that we sponsor. Today I am posting my voice in a pictorial video because I miss performing. In this video I kill two birds with one stone; I promote and I sing!
This is a look back at some of our history.

I hope that you like Summertime!
Rob Hunter

New Programs Coming to Ballard Street Music – All ABOARD!!

October 18th, 2014


Musical Theatre
                          Lesson Costs:  45 minute class – $45.00
60 minute Class – $60.00

Musical Theatre
training class will teach students to approach solos as monologues in which they happen to be singing.  They will learn how to allow the music itself to feed their characters’ emotional life, and how to give equal value to both the lyric and the melody as a means of helping them achieve their characters’ dreams. Working with duets will be an extension of this program, allowing students the joy of exploring songs as scenes rather than just two people taking turns singing.

Audition Prep

                    Lesson Cost: 60 minute class – $60.00
Audition training will prepare the student to successfully handle all aspects of the audition process:

.What to do when waiting to go in the audition
.How to enter the room
.How to talk to the accompanist if auditioning for a musical
.Taking into account the size of the room
.Treating their performance as their own little three act play

Acting Lessons
                         Lesson Cost: 30 minute individual lesson – $31.00
30 minutes class w/2 or more students – $22.50 each student
Acting is living truthfully in imaginary circumstances. Working from the foundation of that description the student will be engaged in an approach that is non-intellectual and focused on their learning how to work from their natural instincts, imagination and heart. Students will be engaged to help them cultivate stillness, body, breath and good vocal awareness, and imaginative freedom.

Instructor:  Greg Holt

Murphy Maize Days… A Success!

September 28th, 2014
Just want to say thanks for all the support at Murphy Maize days competition; it was a success! Special thanks to the parents of Ballard School vocal students who took 7 out of the 12 spots for awards!

A great big thank you to all of the participants that came out to sing! I hope you had a great time!

Thanks to Ballard Schools new acting/musical theater coach Greg Holt accompanied by Dianne Horsley Piano instructor at Ballard School, for the musical theater vocal workshop.

Thanks to Lisa Sanborn and Olivia, Searching for a Star Parent and performer for your participation. Look forward to seeing you at 2015 SFAS Competition!

Participants DJ Randy, Dzidzor Amorin, (Ballard School of Music piano student) for his piano arrangements and David Brayly my number one stage hand!

Our judges, Jeremy Parker percussion instructor at Ballad School and Jeff Mobley, SFAS Parent. and our registrar for the competition, Korrin Welch!

Lastly, I would like thank the Murphy Recreation Department Staff who put on this great event! We had a great time seeing and hearing all of the future stars…

Next Stop… Searching for a Star , Spring 2015!

Rob Hunter…


September 21st, 2014



Calling all adults especially those20, 30, 40, 50, 60 years old and above.  When’s the last time that you challenged yourself to do something completely off the cuff and out of the ordinary? When is the last time that you allowed yourself to do something that for sure would create memories that would last a lifetime, and in fact, may start you on a path that could be very positive?

That’s who I’m looking for, an out of the box thinker! Someone who is not afraid to add something new to you bucket list!  I am challenging all singers to come out and sing on my stage at Murphy Maize Days this coming this Saturday September 27th.  Just for you we have added a new age category for the adults! There used to be 3 categories: 9 and under, 10 – 13, 14 – 18, and now just because we feel that the adults need to be recognized too we have created a 4th.  Come out and show the kids you can sing too!

How great would it be for your sons, daughters and even your grandchildren to see you on stage competing for cash prizes and trophies? How proud would they be of you if you sang on stage?  I tell you without a doubt, you would create a lifelong memory for them to cherish!

You can’t tell me that there aren’t some seniors out there that can lay down some county, some gospel or some rock classics. I’ll bet there are some old rockers and Motown R&B lovers out there that can croon!  I WANT YOU to come out and do what you know you can do!

Sign up to be a part of the community stage – DJ Randy yours truly, Rob Hunter will be there to help you rock your fans world!

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