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Help Jim Ku Bike to Fight AIDS

jim bikingJim Ku, an RG family member for nine years and our most prolific bike-to-worker, has once again signed up for BreakingTheCycle.org's
Boston to New York AIDS ride.

Jim needs your help to reach his $3500 goal. Donate 

 Lightning-Fast Internet Connectivity Coming to your Favorite Rehearsal Studio
Fast Internet  
Over the next few months, we'll be wiring many of our studios at 520 8th ave with fiber-optic internet service capable of HD video streaming, teleconferencing, and more! Stay tuned for more news, or call John at 212-799-5433 x207 for more info.
May                                      2012
Hello again, everybody.

Almost halfway through our 25th anniversary year, and what a year it's been so far! Tons of new shows coming through, revivals, national tours, as well as the usual night-time crowd of classes, lessons, and coachings. Be sure to check out our partners, CAST events, offering the very best in voiceover, audition/monologue, and practical dance classes in the city.

   Kristen Chenoweth gave us some serious props in an interview with BroadwayWorld.com last week. See the video HERE, shot at our new 2nd floor studios at 939 8th ave. 

Oh! And it's time to nominate another Employee of the Season! We'd love to hear from you about our wonderful staff. Whose face do you love to see when you walk through the door? Who's got your back? Email us
HERE with your fave, and how they earned your praise.

Director of Ops
Ripley-Grier Studios

Danny Madden - In The Spotlight 

Danny MaddenMr. Madden is one of New York City's most sought after voice teachers. He's had two of his students as finalists on American Idol,  created a special program of artist development called "THE MAX PLAN" that's used by major music labels and industry professionals, and is the creator of the "Singing as Prolonged Speech" Technique, a vocal technique that gives the performer full control of their voice, vocal freedom and a sense of ease and comfort while promoting vocal health. He is currently writing his first book on his approach to vocal training called "The American Method of Singing".

Danny Madden is Choral Director for the Kipp: Infinity Charter School and The Prep For Prep School. He's created and developed a school performance program called "Find Your Voice", which is designed to help children build courage and self esteem to speak out and let their voices be heard through the joy of singing.

As far as his love for RG goes, Danny has this to say about his favorite studio facility:

"The comfort element of Ripley-Grier is undeniable! The minute you step off the elevator, you feel like you've entered someone's home. From the front desk, to the cafe, to the people constantly cleaning, the staff at Ripley-Grier take pride in their work. For me, after rehearsing at Ripley-Grier for years, there is no other option. Ripley-Grier is simply the best."

Aw, thanks, Danny. We love you, too. To get in touch with Danny about voice lessons and workshops, visit

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