January 18, 2018





“Attending Rising Stars Voice Studio has been one of the best experiences of my life. I have taken lessons and performed in shows since the program’s beginning and I have loved every moment of it. Through the teachings of Sophie Taillefer and the rest of the staff, I have grown as a musician, a performer, and as a person. She is one of the reasons that I am pursuing music education in college, and I have learned so much from her. I have always felt accepted by both the staff and the students of Rising Stars Voice studio, and they have become like family to me.”                   Kyle Sheehan

“Dante has been studying voice with Rising Stars since its inception in 2006. Since that time he has performed in numerous summer programs and has been cast in many roles in musicals such as Pirates of Penzance, Kiss Me Kate and Les Miserables. In addition to the Rising Stars Summer Program Dante has sang in a solo capacity and also group numbers in the many shows that Ms Sophie produces throughout the year that offer her students the opportunity to perform and sing on stage. He has learned under the direction of Ms. Sophie to sing all kinds of music including broadway, pop, classical and rock and roll. Dante is thankful for all the opportunities Ms. Sophie has given him and is very proud to be part of the Rising Stars Family.”
Dante Lucchesi

“Rising Stars is so much fun, and you learn to sing and act too”
Emma Vaccaro

“Sophie is the reason that I am going to school for musical theatre. Taking voice lessons with her was the best thing I could have ever done – she taught me not only how to sing properly but also how to connect with a song. Her summer program and masterclasses taught me how to be professional and what to expect when auditioning and taking part in productions elsewhere. I met a lot of friends and had a lot of fun summers because of Rising Stars, and I am so grateful to Sophie and everyone at Rising Stars for teaching me so much”
Megan Malfi

“I love being part of the Rising Stars family! The summer shows are so much fun, I never want to leave the theater. My lessons are really cool and I am learning so much!”
Brielle Taylor

“Rising Stars is the best, everyone is so nice! I love to sing and I love Rising Stars. Miss Sophie is amazing!”
Riannon Taylor

“I am learning so much from Rising Stars and I am having a lot of fun!”
Evan Taylor

“I had such a great time in the production of Annie Jr. I learned a lot and met a great group of friends. I look forward to working with Rising Stars Voice Studio next summer for another wonderful production!”
Taylor Buffa

“Rising Stars helped me come out of my shell! Rising Stars has helped me become the person I am today.”
Jill Faulhaber

“I made so many new friends. I learned a whole lot about singing, acting and myself during Annie Jr. Rising stars is a great program”
Tara Vassallo

“Going to voice lessons with Sophie has helped me grow as a singer and a person.”
Samantha Hughes

“I was a cast member in the summer production of Annie Jr. Not only did I learn about acting, singing and dancing, I also met so many new friends. Taking voice lessons with Ms. Sophie has helped me gain confidence in my singing abilities”.
Kayla Paige Smith

“Ms. Sophie has made me realize how passionate I really am about singing and being part of the ‘Rising Stars’ family has given me that extra boost of confidence to believe in myself…”
Sara Sivieri

“If you are looking for a fun learning experience in singing, dancing, and acting, then Rising Stars is where you should be.”
Barbara Trivedi