Romeo Marquez Jr. is an international speaker, best-selling author, and a protege of Jack Canfield, founder of the billion-dollar brand, Chicken Soup for the Soul and #1 NY Times Best-Selling Author of “The Success Principles.”
He has delivered more than 1,000 presentations to over a million audience members across the United States, Canada, Asia, Australia and Europe helping organizations, entrepreneurs, artists and CEOs achieve extraordinary results.
From the TEDx Stage in India to working with notable names such as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jim Carrey, and Kelly Clarkson, Romeo’s mission is to help people maximize their greatness so that they live a life with purpose and passion.
When Marketing agency founder of MYX Global, Roslynn Alba Cobarrubias asked One Voice kids to do a snippet of Ylona Garcia’s new single All That we jumped at the opportunity. I had the pleasure of teaching Ylona for a short period of time when she was quite young and was just making a name for herself in the Filipino community here in Sydney.
It seemed like in a blink of an eye Ylona was gracing international stages, billboards, TV and was now a household name in the Philippines.
We are always so proud to see Filipino/Australian kids creating success for themselves locally and overseas.
What I loved about this project was that everyone shared their creative input and shared what they love about their cultural background. I also got a chance to talk about how important it is to support fellow Australian/Filipino performers who have worked hard to get to where they are now.
During our rehearsal we sat around the studio and I told the story of how it was like growing up not seeing many Filipinos on Australian TV and movie screens.
We did see the Filipinos who were quite controversial and weren’t portrayed in a good light. For years kids like myself would see the stereotypical crazy eccentric Filipina that left me embarrassed and frustrated.
Why weren’t we seeing the powerful, creative women I knew in my real life? And if we were seeing them why were’t they showcasing their Filipino heritage?
Times are changing slowly but surely.
With the rise of social media and our own ability to take control of our narrative, let’s embrace that and keep creating.
Together, let’s nurture our kids to show them that this is who we are, where we’ve come from and let’s move forward to create art and music to celebrate who we are and embrace who we are powerfully showcasing.
So here is our little tribute to Ylona Garcia’s new single All that! Thanks to our youngest members who had the idea of the zoom room passing the toilet paper around (like a hot potato) …what a fun idea! We hope you enjoy our clean 🧼 🧻 version of the song.
The kids came up with how they wanted to show up on the zoom call. 2020 was something we will never soon forget. We want to take this opportunity to thank our front liners and thank God that we were safe and well. We also wanted to be grateful for what we were able to create during 2020.
We surely did make the most of lockdown and we wanted to showcase that in our little video.
🌱 I was the crazy plant lady who because of covid ended up with quite a collection of plants (let me know if you want to plant swap one day 🤗).
💻 🏝 Mikhaela was the student who just couldn’t decide on which zoom background she wanted. For this clip we thought we would use some Filipino backgrounds which also included delicious illustrations from my Children’s book My Lola.
🧶 🧣 Brooke spent 2020 learning how to knit and made various scarves.
🧁 Lucia spent time with her parents developing delicious Filipino treats and now has a new baking business called Love, Luci!
😤 Jared wanted to showcase how much harder everyone had to work via zoom during school hours.
🤡 Raphael would show up to zoom singing class with his rainbow wig, which was actually borrowed from his dad who would also sometimes show up on his work zoom calls with the same fun wig!
🎧 Yasith spent time creating and producing music and started developing himself as an artist.
😴 Paulette enjoyed the time to rest and spend quality time with family.
🧻 Matthew who was the brain behind the toilet paper fiasco in this clip, spent 2020 songwriting and was even featured on National TV because of his front liner tribute song “Superheroes in disguise.”
💃 With her love for Ballet, Bridget during lockdown continued her dance lessons over zoom.
🏀 Just like we missed singing live as a group. Kaitryel definitely missed her time playing her team sport Basketball.
Please support our One Voice kids by sharing, liking our video. Comment below and tell us what positive thing came out for 2020 for you?
The Kingstones facilitators, Kelvin Vaega along with his wife Joan are highly motivated individuals utilising their passions in life to support and run the Kingstones programs. With their own life experience in hand, they are able to deliver a high quality service through the 3 Pillars of success.
The young adults “The KingStones” all share a range of intellectual Disabilities, but with passion and direction through the KingStones Music Program , they have been able to excel and find their voice in the community.
It was an honour to catch up with Kalvin again after all these years. We were in a cover band called Mid Nyt Sun owned by Guitarist Gordon Hunte. We chat about how he developed Kingstones music and the music program, our time with the band and the many things he learnt as a working vocalist which now he passes on to these young adults along with life skills.
Download your copy at www.kingstonesmusic.com.au Kingstones music is a self funded music program, and your support will go a long way. Check out their filmclip : https://fb.watch/37gVigT2PB/
Caryn Luz is an International Performer & Consultant offering a full boutique of performing arts services.
Caryn released her FIRST EP Christmas album, Season of Miracles, Vol.1 in December of 2019, which is a diverse collection of traditional Christmas songs. Caryn’s version of Ave Maria will be featured on the upcoming movie soundtrack- Worthy.
She recently released an original “Sparkle and Glow” and will be holding a dance tutorial for children on Christmas Eve EST. Wear your favourite Christmas “jammies” and join us as we dance and sing before Santa arrives!!
Naomi Cooper is a freelance musician based in Sydney, Australia. Naomi graduated from a Bachelor of Music with distinction and went on to be awarded First Class Honours for her research project, Two Hands, Many Voices: Learning to be a choral director. She has recently completed her doctoral thesis, Sing to me: learning to direct community choirs. Naomi is currently working as a choral conductor, performer, sessional academic, guitar teacher, musicianship teacher and workshop facilitator. Naomi is the current President of the NSW/ACT Chapter of the Australian National Choral Association.
In the episode Naomi shares:
1. How to set your choir up for success.
2. Associations that vocal teachers should check out for professional growth.
Jo Marie specialises in coaching individuals and groups for positive change using a strengths-based approach, primarily focusing on enhancing wellbeing, building resilience, and providing strategies for life optimisation.
She also integrates mindset coaching into her tailored music lessons and workshops, to enhance learning, engagement, perseverance, self-esteem and core confidence.
In this Episode she shares with me how she got into music, her work with kids and coaching and her 3 tips to help breakthrough fear and uncertainty using positive thinking and music.
You can follow Jo Marie at the following links.
Website: www.jokathleenmarie.com/about Instagram: @jokathleenmarie @createyourlifeacademy Facebook: @jokathleenmarie @joamarie @CYLAcademy Email: jo [at] jokathleenmarie [dot] com
Radio Tagumpay interview of Tina Bangel director of One Voice Singing School and professional singer, as part of a soft launch of “My Lola” which is the first book in an inspiring series of music and movement online classes focusing on food, family, music and culture for parents to discuss with their young children. The book is about a young boy’s Lola (Grandmother in the Filipino language), who brings the family together with her delicious Filipino meals. We talk to Tina about the vision of the book, her inspiration for writing it and other initiatives relating to it.
I’ve been asked how to create a home studio on a budget or if you are just starting out. I’d love to share with you 5 simple products to get you started.
Now would be the perfect time to stay creative and productive during this Covid19 season. Staying positive and hopeful has it’s benefits:
You can express yourself and release any pent up negative or positive emotions.
You can be creative.
You can create that passion project you have always dreamed of.
You can serve people who need to hear your voice and work , giving them inspiration.
I understand that you may find yourself frustrated, wanting to cry, angry and a whole other depths of emotions. Allow yourself and others to go through their own journey of emotions. Once you are aware of your emotions, once you accept it, allow yourself to move through the motions and aim to look to a positive future.
Being creative through singing, songwriting or recording will give you a sense of purpose. It will see you through this lockdown in a productive yet therapeutic way.
Here are a few items I would recommend to set up your home studio on a budget.
1.BLUE YETI MICROPHONE
Perfect for vocals, musical instruments, podcasting, voiceovers, interviews, field recordings, conference calls. I love this because you can just plug it in via your USB outlet, into your laptop or computer, link it to Garageband and record your podcast or song! Simple! Anyone can do it!
A pop filter, pop shield or pop screen is a noise protection filter for microphones, typically used in a recording studio. It serves to reduce or eliminate popping sounds caused by the mechanical impact of fast-moving air on the microphone during recorded speech and singing.