You know how it is during this time of the year, so hectic and so much more performances than normal.
That is the one thing that makes Craig Shimizu different from any other vocal teachers on Hawai`i. He does not only teach Vocal training, but stage performance and showman-ship. He always makes his students do something other than just sing, from dancing / moving around to comedy etc.
This recital we had many comedy acts. One which really stuck out from all of which I have seen was the swimmers accompanied vocally by Colette Gomoto. Luckily I got to be a part of the craziness. We all had to wear tank-tops, swim caps, and goggles. All of that exercise to look good in that tank-top, did NOT show at all!
I also got to perform my original song "Koukai no Umi," (project coming up with that) lyrics by me (Hikariyama Torao) and arrangement by Craig Shimizu himself.
Finally - Amy Katsumoto (2012 Kzoo Grand Champion) got to sing her winning Kzoo song "Ai no Sanka," right before Sensei, along with Jeff Sato, and I closed the show with a small parody of Psy's Gangnam style.
In the end I think this recital was really awesome and packed with so much comedy and variety -
Hope to hear from everyone soon!