Donna Began Singing
Donna's first performance was in Central Baptist
Church when she was 6 years old; for which a member came up, thanked
her, took her hand and left money in it (thus marking the acknowledgment
and support that she would receive in all of her growing up years
in this church). She received her first music instructions through
contributions of church members, and she sang in the choir (and
in the school's Glee Club) as a member and as a soloist until
she went to Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina. She earned
her Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance and has been
teaching private voice lessons in Asheville, NC since May 7, 1990.
would like to thank everyone who touched and enriched her life as she grew up
in this community - with special acknowledgment and appreciation to Vera Poteat,
Nancy McCall, Ralph Collis and Rev. Donald Bratton, who gave her much encouragement,
love and support.
December 2007: As of January 2008, Donna is no longer taking new students.
"The one who sings, prays twice."
- St. Augustine
Yes, I must sing, and so must you sing also.
For all music is singing, and in music there is praise of life."
- Kenneth Leighton