Make Your Next Performance A Winner!
Amazing Musical Tracks for Amazing Young Women.
With over 35 years of stage and pageant experience, I didn't choose to sing, it chose me. My first audition at age ten landed me the lead solo in the school play. At fourteen, I began to sing for weddings, riding my bicycle to all the local churches. By sixteen I was singing in a five star dinner theater every weekend. At eighteen, I was awarded first runner up in the Miss California pageant, clinching the top talent award and its coveted scholarship. But it was my next performance that changed my life. Later that year, legendary comedian Bob Hope saw my performance and I soon became his opening act. I have spent the last 35 years headlining in theaters all around the world and on the largest and most luxurious cruise ships. One of my greatest privileges was to sing before two Presidents of the United States, President Ronald Reagan and President Jimmy Carter. I have worked with Phyllis Diller, Michael Bolton, Hank Williams JR and Roy Clark…just to name a few. I have lived my dreams, leaving audiences standing in ovation all across the world. Now I am here for you and can't wait to meet you!
Richard Allen is a Los Angeles based composer, arranger, and performer. He has conducted over 100 Broadway Musicals. Richard began his training early as a classical pianist, and then studied composition and jazz at the prestigious California Institute for the Arts, and film composition at UCLA. Richard has orchestrated for Disneyland and is currently conducting and orchestrating for Disney’s legendary Richard Sherman and Milt Larsen. As an arranger, Richard has also orchestrated music over the years for The Boston Pops, The London Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Kodak Theater, and John Williams. His original compositions can be heard on television, radio, film and the largest cruise lines afloat today.
In his free time Richard spent over ten years performing with the world-famous Disneyland Big Band and The Golden Horseshoe Jamboree. His musical tracks are produced with the utmost care for your winning performance.
My Name Is Kolby Kayworth and I am a classical pianist...or so I thought. I have played and performed the piano for over ten years now, and when I sat down to play my Miss Texas Outstanding Teen piece for Dolores Park, I let myself play as I always did. To me, though I am a firm believer that there is always room for improvement, I couldn't imagine what critiques would come the funny, energetic, and friendly woman I had just met. So I played the best I knew to, unaware of the transformation that would take place.
Dolores Park opened my mind to the art of performance and lead me to understand the "how" and "why" behind moving an audience (and the judges in my case). Not only did she have an instant vision for my plain, little song, but she taught me to use the knowledge, experience and vision she offered me, to create my very own style. With her extensive knowledge and love of music and endless encouragement, Dolores Park pushed me beyond what I thought to be possible. For me specifically, this came in the form of not being afraid to make stronger and taller movements with my arms and beginning and ending with a bow of unmistakable, beaming pride. Her vision challenged me to dream larger than life.
When I left the session with Mrs. Park, the song I had prepared had seemed withered and dull. Equipped with new emotion and expression I had only hoped to convey to my audience. I remember telling my mother that I actually felt ready and excited to play; I was excited to showcase my revamped talent (which was odd because talent has always the most nerve-racking part of my whole pageant experience) Part of the reason I felt so incredibly ready was the addition of something I hadn't planned on receiving from Mrs Park's instruction: Confidence. The interest and belief she had in me was incredible and uplifting.She helped me to understand the idea of confidence in my ability to gain success, and teaching me specific techniques to perform with confidence was only half of it. She believed in me and that is something I will hold dear in my memories of my first and only road to Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen.
From A single lesson with the outstanding Mrs. Park, I gained more performance skills, musical knowledge, fun memories, vision, faith, and encouragement than I bargained for. Most importantly, I carry with me a great teacher and friend... I went on to place in the top 5 at Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2014, and with raving reviews and the talent portion's heavy weight of 35% of the entire score, I know I have Dolores Park to thank for my success.
Dolores- I can't begin to express my gratitude for your love, pep talks, and support. You took my voice places I never thought possible and created the most AMAZING track ever that I am still obsessed with. Our famous pep talks and long practices trying to channel our "Judy Attitudey" is one of the highlights of my year as Miss South Texas. You are the best Momma Park and you always have a fan and friend in me.
My Name Is Jacqueline Davis and in March I was crowned Miss San Marcos. Being completely new to the pageant world, I was in desperate need of guidance, particularly in picking out the most suitable talent. I have been a dancer for the past 9 years, and I have background in voice, as I was in competitive show choirs throughout my high school years. Being passionate about performing arts, I also have been a huge Disney fanatic my whole life. As I envisioned what I wanted to perform at Miss Texas, I figured somewhere along the lines of combining my two talents of voice and dance into an enchanting piece. I struggled finding a song that fit not only what I was envisioning, but also what I wanted to come from my heart. My pageant director suggested I have a session with a wonderful woman named Dolores Park. I was told to sing a few lines of random songs my director picked for me just to get a sound of my voice, and instantly Dolores figured out my voice and what would sound right. She emailed ideas of songs for me, as well as recorded her singing a musical arrangement idea. After hearing her angelic voice, I knew I had to go see her, even though I felt intimidated after hearing such talent in one short recording.
Meeting Dolores was a dream come true to my preparations and journey on to Miss Texas. We instantly connected not just by faith, but it was as if she already knew what I wanted to sing from my heart. She picked 'I See the Light' a song from the Disney movie Tangled, which fit me just like a glove. She was very professional, not wasting any time and directing me in the most positive way. She helped the power of my vocal range improve, as well as helped my improve on the theatrical aspect of the performance. Dolores is a perfectionist, which is what every girl pursuing such a dream as this, needs. She would have me sing one line over and over until it sounded exactly how she want it to sound, and she made sure to take her time on each detail. In the pageant world, every detail counts.
After going over my talent for an hour of so, Dolores made sure to spend time encouraging me to stay strong and to mentally prepare myself that I could be whoever I want to be in life. She helped me tremendously with my platform as well.
Being the first San Marcos the city has had in years, the Mayor and citizens of San Marcos w unfamiliar with the pageant system and the services that the titleholders do. I was having trouble getting a hold of the Mayor, members of the San Marcos Chamber of Commece, as well as teachers of the San Marcos elementary schools, as i wanted to share my anti-bulling platform, 'Children of the Playground' with them. If it were not for Dolores, getting these connections would have been a longer process. She contacted so many people one morning, within 24 hours, I spoke to a Girl's Club WITH the Mayor and ended up on the cover of the San Marcos newspaper the next morning. Dolores also spent her time to go shopping with me for pageant jewelry and costumes, just because she loved me and believed in me.
Mrs. Park went above and beyond for me and I couldn't be more thankful for someone who is so selfless and gracious. This was a time I needed the most help I could get, and being an out-of-state student, I don't have the accessibility to my parent's instant help and comfort.
Dolores took me in like family and perfected every detail of my talent, as well as helped me bedazzle my costumes for hours. I truly enjoyed every moment of her company.
Although I did not place in the finalists at the pageant, I received nothing but compliments on the beautiful musical arrangement Dolores put together for me. I have never performed a solo in front of as many people that were at the Miss Texas pageant. Part of my nerves could have been a negative impact on me, but if it weren't for all of Dolores's words of encouragement through all my nervous breakdowns prior to the performance, my talent wouldn't have been as strong. Dolores's coaching made me stronger day by day, and now that my stage frights are out, I'm ready for her to make me improve even more on my next journey in the pageant system.
Star Quality Coaching will teach you how to condense the best of your artistic abilities into a winning performance. Taking your talent, to the next level. Star Quality Coaching is a full-scale coaching service tailored to fit your specific needs. Direction on costumes and musical arrangements, from your stage entrance to your stage exit. Dolores will be there with her 35 years of experience to guide you and work as a team with your pageant directors to make your talent performance... a magical performance.
Sessions are available in person in San Antonio, Texas or via Skype or Facetime worldwide, $50 per 1 hour session.
No matter what your talent, Dolores helps you arrange your music and get your musical tracks to a professional level. Her musical director and producer, Richard Allen, is among the very best. Visit available tracks to listen to samples. To purchase a coaching session, visit the 'purchase' page.