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"The Belt Book is a vast and current resource for finding the songs I need for auditions. I had the great
fortune to study with Ann Evans while living in Seattle. She was instrumental in getting my professional
career off the ground in the Pacific Northwest and prepared me for my professional and personal
transition to the New York theatre world. Her understanding of the technical aspects of singing is
unrivaled and the depth of her knowledge of the repertoire is all here on the website. It is absolutely
safe to say that I would not be where I am today without her support and guidance."
B'way - White Christmas , Pirate Queen
Nat'l Tour - Jersey Boys
"I've always said that I owe the majority of my vocal success to the technique and training that I learned while studying with Ann. As a young girl I was always able to belt. I wasn't as confident singing everything else. After only a few sessions with Ann my voice started to transform. Ann has a gift for explaining vocal technique in a way that is easy to understand and replicate. I feel truly lucky to have had the opportunity to study with Ann while living in Seattle and to this day she is still my go to vocal expert anytime I need advice or a vocal coaching. This website is a perfect extention of her knowledge and care."
Nat'l tour, Mama Mia, Sophie
Nat'l tour-Wicked, Elphaba
B'way, Wicked, Sophie
"Ann was absolutely instrumental in preparing me for a career in musical theatre. Ann's talents as a voice teacher and coach are imbued with a vast knowledge of the field and an acute understanding of how to healthily negotiate and master the plethora of vocal styles demanded of musical theatre singers today. The Belt Book is a fantastic resource for anyone in the business; especially with Ann's classifications for vocal style, tessitura, and character type, new rep is so easily accessible. She also brings to the table an unwavering belief that singing and acting go hand in hand that remains the foundation of my work today. I've been lucky to work, both educationally and professionally, with some fantastic teachers, coaches, and music directors around the country, and Ann is among the best."
2012 graduate, University of Michgan, Musical Theatre
Evans helped me refine my belt sound, making my
high belt feel easier and more consistent. Her
advice to students is clear and effective.
Her knowledge of both contemporary and classic
musical theatre is inexhaustible. She helped me
find audition material that is appropriate for
both my type and voice, and that I also simply
love to sing."
B'way - Addams Family
"The Belt Book quickly became the first resource I use when searching for new repertoire for my students. All the standard repertoire is there, which sometimes serves to remind me of a forgotten song that is perfect for a student. Just as importantly, Ann has many lesser-known songs, gems of the repertoire, that I probably would not have found using other search methods. I especially like her inclusion of non-theatre songs that are in Musical Theatre style--Cabaret songs and similar repertoire. I also look forward to the blog as it grows with related topics. The strong search engine, the links to sources, and the organization of the site make it an indispensable tool to any teacher or singer interested in exploring the riches of Musical Theatre and Cabaret songs."
Patrick Newell, D.M.
Founder of the Musical Theatre program at the University of Wyoming
"Ann has taught me more than any other teacher. She made me realize I do have a legit soprano
voice and has taken me so much further with it. I always thought I was just a belter, now there
are SOO many options for me with audition pieces, and I don't feel limited with roles that may
be right for me. When I have something coming up or am trying to increase my book - It's so
great (and really fun) to go into The Belt Book and find some cool selections - then when I see
Ann I ask what she thinks of my choices and we can go from there - It REALLY is an extension
of Ann! Ann has also taught me so much about dynamics, and how to effectively tell a story with
a song. I don't worry at all about vocal health anymore. As hard as Ann pushes me, it's never
boring or stressful - it's ALWAYS fun!"
B'way revival, A Little Night Music
B'way revival, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,
West Coast Tour, White Christmas
"My daughter's book is literally overflowing with GREAT options that fit her voice perfectly.
The Belt Book has been an incredible resource - such a great idea and truly an extension of Ann's
knowledge. I can't imagine Keaton with any other teacher. I'm not a singer, so all I know is how
much better Keaton is vocally since studying with Ann. She looks forward to each lesson, and
always comes away feeling better than when she went in. I also appreciate Ann's knowledge of
the college application/audition process. I know her input will be key during Keaton's senior
year. But my favorite thing about Keaton studying with Ann is her uncanny ability to choose
the right song for an audition. It's been a pleasure watching Ann's and Keaton's teacher/student
relationship grow. I can't say enough about Ann Evans' ability to teach."
-Mom of B'way child actor
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