My daughter, Kelsie, has always loved to sing. With the training she is receiving at Rising Starz, Kelsie is taking her love of music to another level. The coaching and guidance are giving Kelsi more confidence and we can hear and see a real difference on stage and off. Thank you Rising Starz! - Kristi Krueger-Templin
Young Cosette in the National Broadway Tour of Les Miserables
"I met Mrs. Vanessa and liked her right away. She is so much fun and always enthusiastic. She helped me tremendously with learning how to breathe properly, vocal technique, and also how to be a better performer. Even when I’ve beenaway and haven’t worked with her in a while, when I return, she always greets me with a huge smile and everyone at Rising Starz always makes me feel like I am at home."
Our daughter aspires to be a singer and performer. It is very difficult to locate top notch teachers locally that have the skills and experience to foster professional career growth. The teachers from Rising Starz Music Academy have a strong commitment to strengthen and develop the triple threat talents so that our daughter is prepared for auditions. Rising Starz Music Academy focuses on the critical audition elements. They assist with crucial monologue and song selection. They develop the vital slating and people skills necessary for a successful audition presentation. They review resumes and headshots and provide valuable feedback and recommendations. Our daughter is now able to successfully compete because she has received training on how to audition. When shewalks into an audition, she is self-assured because she is prepared and well-rehearsed. Her singing stands out due to the high caliber vocal training she has received at Rising Starz Academy. Because of Rising Starz Academy, she now gets noticed when she auditions. - Brenda Fam
Tessa Haskins - Santillan
I can’t even begin to explain how amazing Rising Starz is! My daughter has been involved with musical theatre and voice lessons for 3 years, upon my search for a“new Place” I came across Rising Starz, I schedule a private lesson at first just to get a feel as she was preparing for District Competition, we were introduced to Patrick and after the first lesson we were sold! The growth she has shown in just 4 short months is amazing! He is the perfect coach and teacher for her and I’m beyond impressed each week! Looks like we found a new home!
What I love about Rising Starz is that it's a family-oriented school also in order for students like me to feel comfortable enough to express themselves with their music we need that kind of environment that Rising Starz has. In addition, Rising Starz has helped me a lot in my vocals, performance, dance, and even acting. Also, if you saw me then from now, I grew in so many ways no one could have foreseen and it was mostly Rising Starz for all their support and help from the teachers and kids even the parents! Lastly, I just want to thank Rising Starz for all that you done for me to make it this far. - Angeline Fontaine
Thomas De Vita
It’s incredible to see the transformation my son has undertaken since signing up at Rising Starz! Where once he was a self-conscious little boy, he is now realizing his potential in singing and acting while busting his self-esteem in the interim. Vanessa and her team are true experts at inspiring young talent, fostering a creative environment, and encouraging young performers to develop skills necessary to maximize their potential. I recommend Rising Starz to any parent who wants to see their child grow under the tutelage of a caring and loving teacher.
"At Rising Starz you get top quality teaching (for all levels) while at the same time making lifelong relationships. Besides a great environment, I am always impressed with the improvements I see each year from the children who attend! I highly recommend Rising Starz! Thank you for all you do for our children." - Kim Christensen. Credits include: Graceland, The Glades and the voice of Yotan in the animated film Santas Magical Crystal.
Best place ever! These teachers really know how to teach. My kids have been to a couple other music schools and never got results like she is now. No to mention the fact that the entire staff is so nice and caring. My kid just loves going here and so do I. So happy we found it!
My relationship with Vanessa has spanned over a decade. I was 9 years old when I met her and she has made me into the performer I am today. Her education and experience with vocal performance, and all avenues of the performing arts, helped me grow tremendously. Vanessa has built my technique, my performance quality, my stage presence, my talent, and confidence. My greatest accomplishment thus far was being accepted into New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for theatre and I would never had made it if I weren't for Vanessa. She challenged me throughout all nine years of my training and I feel I would not able to compete at the level I do in New York if she wasn’t my teacher. Rising Starz is a place of growth and achievement, and I dedicate everything I’ve accaccomplished to this studio and to Vanessa.
"My daughter has been taking singing, dancing and performance classes with Rising Starz Music Academy since since she was 5 years old (currently 9 years old). She has absolutely had the best experience! The owner/teacher Vanessa Valentin is amazing and has taught my daughter so much beyond the classroom! I have watched her grow exponentially through the years not only as a performer but as a person. I am so thankful to all the teachers. We are extremely lucky to be a part of the Rising Starz family and I highly recommend to anyone looking for a positive experience!" - Krista Poms
Miss Vanessa and Rising Starz has been the most instrumental experience for my son Alex's growth in the performance arena! Alex has worked with Miss Vanessa since he was 3 years old as his piano teacher. She was the first person who identified my son had some talent and convinced me to encourage him. He has now performed in countless productions all around South Florida. She can zero in on hidden talents and has the patience and perseverance to draw it out in children-a skill few have. Alex has attended many other acting studios around Fl and NY! But Miss Vanessa is the one we keep returning to-her instinct regarding my son's talents and desire is second to none. Her personal care and attention are INVALUABLE! Alex has also worked with Patrick, BamBam, and Roxeanne-all of them have been instrumental in moving Alex to a new level, whether it's with his acting, singing, comedic timing, or accents. I cannot recommend Miss Vanessa or Rising Starz enough. -Beth Azor-mom
I first started voice and piano lessons with Vanessa Valentin when I was 13. I then followed her when she opened up her studio Rising Starz Music Academy. At Rising starz I took Voice, Piano, Dance, and Acting Lessons. All the teachers at Rising Starz are amazing, and offer different and diverse approaches to improving your artistic work. Thus, giving you well rounded training. The entire staff of wonderful teachers/performers not only improved my work, but gave me the confidence to succeed. They believed in me and push me to be the best I could be. In addition to the wonderful training, Rising Starz offers their students countless opportunities to perform in recitals, plays, and community performances. A major part of where I am today, I owe to them.
Rising Starz is the place to be! The teachers are phenomenal, the classes are fun and the atmosphere is loving and nurturing. We have enjoy watching our girls build confidence over the years while doing something that they love. They look forward to class every week, and they absolutely adore Mrs. Vanessa!
Boston Conservatory Scholarship Recipient Singer/Actor
"I am as successful as I am because of Rising Starz! The quality of my training there helped me to surpass even my own goals and expectations and I could not have asked for a better learning experience. In addition to my training I enjoyed every moment of my time at there. I would highly recommend investing in Rising Starz to anyone because they for sure will invest in you. Thank you Rising Starz!"
My daughter Alana Petrovani has been in Rising Starz since she was eight which is 10 years ago and I have seen a marked improvement not only her voice of performance but her confidence up on stage and performing in front of other people. I strongly recommend it!
Maria Laura Garza
Rising Starz has been a wonderful experience from day one. Her growth has been amazing not only in her vocal and acting abilities, but also in her self stem, confidence the way she handles the stage. Rising Starz nurtures the uniqueness and brigs out the best in them. Is a very positive, uplifting, fun, professional and empowering environment. We feel blessed to have found such a wonderful place for our girl to develop her talent and have a blast in the process.
Moms and Dads stop the search. Rising Starz is the best of the best when it comes to providing the positive training your child needs to become a great performer. Whether you're for singing, acting, dancing, or playing an instrument. The Rising Starz staff will give your child the skill set to compete for roles at school, local performances, opportunities on TV, singing competitions; paid gigs, scholarships, audition and interviewing prep and more. If you want your child to have the confidence to compete in the highly competitive world of the arts then Rising Starz is a most. They care about you and you will see your child flourishing.Thank you for all you do Vanessa Valentin and team.
"Sivan's acting, singing and dancing skills have risen to new and completely unparalleled heights while studying at Rising Starz Academy. Rising Starz has laid the foundation for a journey where truly the sky is the limit for Sivan! We are so thrilled to be a part of this stellar program." - Teri Ben-David
5 stars across the board. Thankful for Vanessa and her passion for the arts in young people.
Patrick and Daniel are exellent teachers and very dedicated with my kids. Rising Starz is a very good option if you want to introduce music to your kids.
I just started taking my stepdaughter here and she absolutely love it! The owner Vanessa is great and very hands on. We are excited to be a part of this academy and can't wait to see what the future holds.
Telephone (954) 370-3308
Address 5400 S. University Drive, Suite 101 Davie, FL 33328