Greyson Chance is the “it” boy of the moment, if you ask just about any of the tween and teen girls in my studio. I first learned of him when he made it big performing the Lady Gaga song Paparazzi on the Ellen Degeneres show, but didn’t hear his name again after that…until I was bombarded with it this summer!
One of my voice students asked to work on “Waiting Outside the Lines” back in June, and she started a trend — because now 8 students have added it to their repertoire. Luckily, I really do like this song and don’t mind hearing it multiple times a day.
Greyson Chance gave a concert at the state fair earlier this month, so his popularity is stronger than ever around here. The thing I like best about him is that not only can he sing, but he can also play the piano. I encourage all of my voice students to at least learn the basics on the piano, but Greyson is a lot more convincing than I am.
I always thank my students for keeping me in the loop when it comes to what’s new and cool in the world of pop culture. Many times I can appreciate their viewpoints but don’t necessarily agree; in this case, I do!