Jean Holden, Toledo’s First Lady of Song, holds performance with her young talented singers

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(Left to Right) Akeeyah Lancaster, Jean Holden-Hanna, Raquyyah Triplett, mother, and Zahria Lancaster.

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Photocredit: LaVonda Josett

The Jean Holden singers wowed family, friends and onlookers at a recent performance at Ye Olde Durty Bird.  For nearly two hours, the amazing, diverse group of talented singers, ages five to 19, sang from their heart.

The singers were greeted by a generous round of applause as they stepped forward, one by one, singing a variety of songs from Soul Man, Margaritaville to holiday favorites.  There was a slow and upbeat selection rendered. 

Jean Holden singing | The Toledo Journal
Jean Holden-Hanna, vocal coach, Toledo’s First Lady of Song, sings.

A hush fell over the room as Jean Holden, (Toledo’s First Lady of Song) set the tone and opened the show singing: ‘A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes’ and‘Higher Ground.’

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Akeeyah Lancaster, 17, Toledo Early College High School.

As a private vocal coach for the last several years, Ms Holden teaches on a daily basis. Every two months her students perform for family and friends sharing their singing ability and progress. For more information contact:  Jean Holden’s Studio of Vocal Expression/a song…a voice at: (419) 255-4520 ornjhhanna@bex.net

Jean Holden Ye Old Durty Bird | The Toledo Journal
Zahria Lancaster, 14, Toledo Early College High School.