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I AM SO GRATEFUL TO CATHY FOR HER HELP IN MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE AS ANNIE IN "ANNIE" ON BROADWAY!

At age 10, I auditioned for a Broadway show with no singing training. I just knew I loved it and had what people called a “big belt.” In the final rounds of callbacks in NYC, the creative team suggested I take singing lessons to ensure I was doing everything I could to take care of my vocal instrument. That was when I met Cathy Motley-Fitch through a mutual friend. My first session with Cathy was  powerful and a huge awakening, learning what my voice could do. She helped me to be comfortable singing my full range. I cannot express how grateful I am to Cathy for helping to literally find my voice and build my confidence in singing. She guided me through the remainder of my audition process and I was cast as Duffy and the Annie Understudy in the Original Broadway Cast of the 2012 revival of Annie the Musical! I later took over the title role of Annie for the remainder of its run. I belted 8 shows a week with no issues. I know the foundation I learned from Cathy Motley-Fitch helped me do this. I have since gone on to be a part of other Off-Broadway musicals and plays as well as several films and television shows. Do not hesitate to contact Cathy and find your potential! 

TAYLOR RICHARDSON - Broadway Actor | Singer

CATHY HAS A WAY OF IMMEDIATELY UNDERSTANDING YOUR PARTICULAR SITUATION, BREAKING IT DOWN AND MAKING THE SOLUTION EASY TO UNDERSTAND AND PERFORM!

"I have known Cathy for over 20 years.  Not only is she a terrifically talented performer and singer, she has become an invaluable technical resource for me throughout my performing career.  As a singer there are countless times when we face vocal challenges, be it sickness, technique, or challenging pieces of music.  I have learned to seek out Cathy's instruction and advice first, before "going it on my own".  She ALWAYS has helpful ideas or advice to get me through whatever I may be facing musically. Cathy just has a way of immediately understanding your particular situation, breaking it down, and making the solution easy to understand and perform! I honestly don't know where I would go to get similar professional, yet personal instruction for my countless musical challengesI face on a daily basis in my profession.  

LES LANKHORST - Singer | Producer

CATHY NOT ONLY COMPLETELY TRANSFORMED MY VOICE WITH BELTING METHODS, BREATHING TECHNIQUES AND PLACEMENT PROTOCOL, SHE ALSO TRANSFORMED MY PERFOMRNACE!

Growing up performing in shows, show choir, musicals and church choirs, I had experience with choreographers and directors, but I did not know how to take my vocal abilities and performing to the next level until I met Cathy Motley-Fitch ! As I prepared for the title of Miss Virginia in the Miss America Organization, I started working with Cathy and immediately felt a surge of confidence with a newly gained skillset I had never been introduced to before. Cathy not only completely transformed my voice with belting methods, breathing techniques and placement protocol, she also transformed my performance! I not only felt prepared and ready to take ownership of any and every performance I had from that moment on, I felt empowered and excited to even have the opportunity! Working with Cathy will change your technique and your abilities for the better and leave you feeling like a brand new person! I went on to win the talent portion of the competition two years in a row at the Miss Virginia Scholarship Competition, and won the title of Miss Virginia 2015. Thanks to working with Cathy I confidently performed on the Miss America stage and all over the country as Miss Virginia. I am forever grateful for the life lessons learned from this experience, and I know working with the Cathy will no doubt change you for the better as well!

SAVANNAH LANE - Miss Virginia 2015

CATHY SAW POTENTIAL IN ME I DIDN'T SEE IN MYSELF!

Cathy is the type of teacher who strengthens each individual student based specifically on what that student needs. Cathy saw potential in me I didn't see in myself! She helped me pick repertoire and coach for college auditions. I was accepted to JMU's Musical Theatre Program.  Due to the musical foundation and training that Cathy afforded me,  I was cast as  Wendla in Spring Awakening, Lorraine in All Shook Up and Helene in Sweet Charity to name a few. Flash forward 8 years later and I have my MFA From the Yale School of Drama where I made my Yale Rep debut in Assassins and played the role of Clara in Passion my third year.  I have no doubts the successes I've had as a Musical Theatre artist started in the studio with Cathy.  She is caring, compassionate, extremely well versed on the voice and now a lifelong friend and mentor!

COURTNEY JAMISON - Yale School of Drama 'MFA

CATHY SAW POTENTIAL IN ME I DIDN'T SEE IN MYSELF!

Cathy is the type of teacher who strengthens each individual student based specifically on what that student needs. Cathy saw potential in me I didn't see in myself! She helped me pick repertoire and coach for college auditions. I was accepted to JMU's Musical Theatre Program.  Due to the musical foundation and training that Cathy afforded me,  I was cast as  Wendla in Spring Awakening, Lorraine in All Shook Up and Helene in Sweet Charity to name a few. Flash forward 8 years later and I have my MFA From the Yale School of Drama where I made my Yale Rep debut in Assassins and played the role of Clara in Passion my third year.  I have no doubts the successes I've had as a Musical Theatre artist started in the studio with Cathy.  She is caring, compassionate, extremely well versed on the voice and now a lifelong friend and mentor!

COURTNEY JAMISON - Yale School of Drama 'MFA

CATHY MOTLEY-FITCH - VOCAL COACH EXTRAORDINAIRE!

Cathy Motley-Fitch - Vocal Coach ExtraordinaIre!  CM-F has taught my young titleholders to discover and develop their unique vocal gifts,   She teaches the fundamentals…breathing, vocalizing, hydrating and more, then polishes them up with staging and presentation.  Cathy helps to develop confident and captivating singing performers.  She is a diamond who polishes other diamonds.  

 

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KYLE GRINNAGE - Executive Director Miss Chesterfield Pageant

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