Holly Shockey

Holly S.

Arlington, VA

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Holly delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7 to 90 and special needs

Teaching since:
February 1990

A native of Potomac, Md., Holly Shockey grew up performing in musicals and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University. Holly spent a number of years performing in local theatres, performing such roles as Maria from West Side Story, Christine in Phantom of The Opera, Sister Leo in Nunsense, and Julie Jordan from Carousel, to name a few.
Holly is proud to say that after 20 years, Holly is a retired veteran from The United States Army Band where she spent 20 years performing all over the world.

Holly has been teaching voice and performing privately for over 25 years.
Holly has sung backup for Kenny Rogers, Tom Jones, Martina Mcbride, Will Smith, Don Mclean, Usher, Bono, Foreigner, Kathy Mattea, Wayne Newton, Kenny Loggins, Sylvia McNair and Dolly Pardon.

Holly also sings as the top soprano in the group www.uptownvocaljazzquartet.com. They have two albums out and are working on a Christmas album to be released next year.

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Top Lead Soprano
Jan 2005 - Present
Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet

We are a "Manhattan Transfer" like quartet that performs locally as well as all over the country as well as France. We are currently working on a Christmas Album and have two albums out currently.

Vocal Soloist
Oct 1995 - Oct 2015
The United States Army Band

I was fortunate to get to serve my country performing as a soloist in The United States Army Band. I served in every vocal element except for the Army Chorus which was all Men. I performed all over the world. Highlights include first female soloist in Edinburgh Tattoo in Edinburgh, Scotland; Performing for the troops in Afghanistan and Kuwait; Soloist in the Norway Tattoo, and performed for 4 presidents and The White House Cabinet.

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BFA Musical Theatre
Sep 1985 - Jun 1989
Syracuse University

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Kathleen D. Oct 16, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Holly is a great teacher! Patient, enthusiastic and really knows her stuff.

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