The first day I stepped into Shawnda’s studio several years ago, I knew I was in the right place and I looked forward to my lessons each week even though it was a 4-hour round trip drive to her studio. Her dedication to see me succeed at my goals went far beyond my scheduled lessons. Not only did Shawnda teach me how to become a better artist, she mentored me in every aspect of the music business and encouraged me to follow my dreams and she continues to support me to this day. I would tell any artist who wants to rise to a higher level of success at their craft that they should work with Shawnda. Simply put, she is the best!
There is nothing greater for me as a performer than having talented musicians join me on stage. I have always found that it makes me as a performer push harder to be the very best that I can be. The 'Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band' pushes me harder than any group of players and singers that I have ever had the pleasure of working with. They really and truly are an amazing group of good friends who just happen to be the best at making music.
In my eyes, Shawnda is a true master of the arts. Before and during my time on Season 4 The Voice on Team Blake Shelton, she essentially became my vocal mentor, teacher, encourager, and close friend. After the show, she has still remained a person I know I can trust with any questions or advice. Under her, I learned more vocal control, better stage presence, confidence, poise, and so much more. One of my struggles has always been second guessing myself on stage, and by teaching me to trust my instincts and believe in myself, she was able to help me get past that. I will never have enough good things to say about Shawnda, and her current and future students have a great deal to look forward to in working with her.