I studied voice under Ms. Velonis for several years while at Trinity High School in Euless, Texas. During that time, I participated in many events through my school choir program, including local, state-wide, and national competitions for soloists, mixed choirs, and show choirs. Although my choir owes much of its success to an outstanding director, many of us, including me personally, owe just as much to Ms. Velonis for her stellar training. The Trinity High School choir has won more awards than I can name (and I had my own share of accolades during my time there), thanks in large part to Ms. Velonis. Ms. Velonis is not only a very talented instructor of vocal technique (and skilled pianist), but an incredibly patient and compassionate, yet demanding coach. She easily identified my strengths and targeted areas for improvement, not only with my general ability but also through countless hours of focused training on specific pieces. It was well known among my fellow choir members that some of our best performers were students of Ms. Velonis. I cannot measure how beneficial and enjoyable my time with her was, and I would enthusiastically recommend her to anyone wanting to hone their musical abilities, whether beginner or professional.