"What's New" in June 2020 with Bello Studios! Welcome 2020!
Happy Father's Day to all of those special dads out there! We know you are doing a great job at not only being a father, but a teacher, friend, and fearless leader right now! Our hats are off to you!
AND......WE'RE BACK!!!!!!!! Starting this Tuesday, June 2nd, we can be LIVE and in person again at the studio. However this does come with some new rules. (these will be posted this weekend so you'll know what to expect) If you are still wishing to remain "virtual" that will be completely fine with us here at Bello Studios! If you have not had a lesson during this quanantine time and would like to get back on our schedule, please contact your instructor to find a new day and time slot. Many of our slots have had to be filled but we will do everything we can to find you a place that will hopefully work for you! Dan and Debbie Monroe will no longer be teaching on Sunday's. There are still slots available on Monday-Wednesday (and Thursdays for Dan) We will also be introducing a new instructor that will be taking on some of our students in the next month! Many exciting things happening around the studio!

NO Jr's practice for the time being until we are allowed to have "groups" again all in one room until further notice! (New students always welcome to our Jr's group! Only $10 fee) Hopefully we can get back to our Jr's ASAP! Possibly late June! Fingers crossed!


Please wait inside your car until the prior student has
left the building and gotten into their vehicle.

Please drop off your child and wait for them in your
vehicle until they exit the building.

There will be no one permitted inside in waiting rooms
or hallways unless using the restroom.

Only students are allowed in the studio while taking a
lesson. If the student is under 18 only 1 parent will be
allowed in the building while lessons are in session.
No siblings.

Teachers and students will remain 6 feet apart.

Hand hygiene stations will be available upon entrance
as well in all teaching rooms.

All microphones and teaching areas will be sanitized
after each students lesson.


A lot has changed from this old newsletter below. These changes will be updated very soon for everyone!

A "Note" from Debbie & Dan Monroe to all of our talented singers and amazing parents! Welcome Spring...well almost... 2020!
Another busy and exciting month ahead! We are well into our NEW Re-branding for 2020! T-shirts and hoodies are now available at our office! ( students can still wear our other logo to shows) We've updated our studio recording room colors so check it out while you are in for your lesson! Please come and relax in our GREEN ROOM! Everyone is welcome to wait in our relaxing Green Room and enjoy some FREE popcorn while you wait! There are also snacks and drinks for sale for only $1. Please tell all your friends about our NEW business line 716-600-SING!
As many of you know, Dan and I are away in Mexico for a week or two in March. Please know that lessons will continue as normal as we have made arrangements with our Celebrity Substitute Instructors Caitlin Koch (X-Factor), Erika Hill (The Voice & American Idol), and our very own Kelly Keller (Famous Mangia Singer, Bello Vocal Coach & Private Audition for The Voice)to cover for us for that time! Please make sure you make all of your lessons so that you are ready and able to sing at all our upcoming shows! We are already finalizing songs for our upcoming All Access Concerts in June! The dates are Monday, June 22nd and Tuesday, June 23rd! Still time to give the GIFT OF MUSIC with our Spring Sing Special REAL Music Video! (inquire at office or by asking any of our vocal coaches) We have many new shows to show your voice off this year so make an appointment to record for only $30/hr OR try our NEWEST EXCLUSIVE OFFER to record at our Private Abbott Road Recording Studio! You can come and SOUND like a STAR and LOOK like a STAR with our $1000 Microphone in a comfortable home studio setting! The price of our Abbott Road Studio is $40/hr. You can also inquire about a Professional Music Video from Bello Voice Studio at our Abbott Road location too! You can see many of these videos on our TVs in both of our waiting rooms. See Dan or Debbie for details on appointments! Only $100 from beginning to end product!(or by emailing them at dan@danmonroe.com or bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com)

Kelly's Korner: Hello wonderful Bello students! I am so honored and excited to be a part of this amazing community of performers and artists! Just a friendly reminder that the coffee houses such as Spot Coffee and Taste need to have acoustic tracks, and a more mellow feel. Just remember to be authentic to yourself and be the true artists that you are!

NOTICE: ** As of right now, March 1st, 2020 ALL private voice lessons are now $60/hr. and guitar lessons are $40 per 45 minutes. Recording Sessions will be $30/hr at our East Quaker Street Studio location and $40/hr at our Abbott Road Studio location. These prices reflect past, present, and future students.
NOTICE: ** New Payment Rules Now In Effect: PayPal payments and Venmo payments (if this is how you are paying) MUST be made on the day of the lesson and sent via "Friends and Family" only. If you are using PayPal, our address is bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com and Venmo address is Bello Voice Studio. If payment is not received on the day of the lesson, there will be a $5 fee automatically added to your payment. If the payment is not made within the same week of the lesson, there will be a $20 fee added to your next lesson payment. Our instructors are paid regardless if the tuition has been made, so it will be necessary to have your payments on the "actual day" of your lesson. Thanks so much for your understanding. February was our grace period. Unfortunately, now that it's March, we now will have to charge the late fee.

Our Bella's & Fellas older kids group is pretty much full. If you are still interested, we can have you come in for an audition. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 6pm weekly! If you are ages 11-17 and are serious about being a part of this older singer's group, please join us on Wednesdays at 6pm! The cost is only $10/weekly and we will be picking our songs and auditioning voices for solos at each practice. If you're not a part of this and want to be, just inquire at our office or ask a coach!

CLOSINGS & OPENINGS: The studio be open ALL MONTH! March 8th Daylight Savings Time begins! Don't forget to set your clocks AHEAD one hour Saturday night when you go to bed or you'll just be early to your lesson on Sunday! (which would be totally fine with us!)
March 6th, 7-10pm-(FRIDAY) Mangia Ristorante in The M Lounge (Invite Only)
Bello Voice Studio Presents: “History of Hits” SHOWTIME at Mangia Ristorante and Caffe in Orchard Park, New York! Come out and enjoy music from all eras and genres with your hosts Debbie and Dan Monroe, as well as a wide variety of talented singers and performers! Come check us out!
March 14th- 7-9:00pm: Taste Coffee House Show (East Aurora) Kristen Swiat: Coordinator
If you are interested in performing at this all acoustic show, please talk to your vocal instructor! Please continue to let us know in our Group Chat on Facebook, if you can come to this event. If you are not in the group chat, and would like to be added- please let your instructor know. Acoustic songs ONLY! 7:00-9:30P.M.
March 21st (Saturday) 2-4pm: SPoT Coffee House Show (West Seneca) Kelly Keller: Coordinator
If you are interested in performing at this all acoustic show, please talk to your vocal instructor! Please continue to let us know in our Group Chat on Facebook, if you can come to this event. If you are not in the group chat, and would like to be added- please let your instructor know. Acoustic songs ONLY! West Seneca location! Address is 1300 Union Rd inside the community center. Hopefully we can get this gig permanently once a month! Please practice your songs!Great experience and a great way to get out those jitters for our bigger shows!
March 28th 7-10pm (Saturday) Mangia Ristorante in The M Lounge (Invite Only)
Bello Voice Studio Presents: “History of Hits” SHOWTIME at Mangia Ristorante and Caffe in Orchard Park, New York! Come out and enjoy music from all eras and genres with your hosts Debbie and Dan Monroe, as well as a wide variety of talented singers and performers! Come check us out!
MANGIA 2020 DATES LISTED BELOW! Please mark your calendars! Hope to see you there! 7-10pm (invite only please)
March 6th and Saturday the 28thApril Saturday the 18th and Friday the 24th!
March 1st 8th 15th 22nd 29th at 5P.M. per usual.
Ages 5-13 years old. New singers always welcome! (fee only $10) We perform out at all events and most of our songs have soloists! Please inquire if you are interested or know anyone who might be! We'd love to make this group even bigger and bring some new things to Western New York this year! New song suggestions always welcome too!

BELLO BELLA'S & Fellas REHEARSALS: March 4th 11th, 18th, 25th Wed's @6pm
April 23rd Thursday Bella's & Fellas MUSIC VIDEO RECORDING DAY! (Location: Abbott Road Studios)

Taste of Country National Anthem Contest. (info coming soon)
Buffalo Bills National Anthem Auditions (info coming soon)
April 4th 9am-noon West Seneca Family Festival (SPoT show)
Porchfest June 13th South Buffalo (info coming soon)
Susan G. Komen June 13th (very early in the morning to start off the race) more info coming
All Access Concerts: June 22nd Jr's Monday 6-9pm and June 23rd Studio members Tuesday 6-9pm

2020 Company Active Members are:
1. Zachary Zafuto(Senior Member)
2. Taylor Carruth (Senior Member)
3. RaeAnna Gott (New Company Member) *
4. Glenn Hillman (Senior Member)
5. Tina Houston McCrea (Senior Member)
6. Izabella Kingsley (New Company Member) *
7. Annie Brady (New Company Member) *
8. Kelly Keller (Senior Member and Vocal Coach)
11. ??****ALTERNATE (assumes all responsibilities of Company Member when one can't make a show which happens most every show)
12. ??****ALTERNATE (assumes all responsibilities of Company Member when one can't make a show which happens most every show)

Not "active" at this time: Harper Wells, Emma Filipiak, Olivia Larson, Skye Bluehs, Caitlyn Stephenson, Ava Lockwood, Cheyenne Bruyere,Erika Hill, Nicholas Bello, Dominique Detwiler, Caitlin Croce, Natalie Santini, Jessica Buffamonti, Kevin Ford, Ashley Arsenault, Shannon Bogumil, Skyler Bogdan, and Kelsi Mohn, but STILL COMPANY MEMBERS!!!!!

Instructors in our studio are:

Debbie Monroe ( Main Vocal Coach & Piano Instructor )
Owner Of Bello Voice Studio

Dan Monroe (Main Vocal Coach/ Guitar / Piano / Ukulele) Owner Of Bello Voice Studio

Colton Rudloff (Senior Vocal Coach)

Kelly Keller ( Senior Vocal Coach)

Caitlin Koch & Erika Hill & Kelly Keller (Voice substitute teachers for when The Monroe's are out of town)

Lorene Barulich (Office Manager/Events Coordinator 716-600-SING!)

Kristen Swiat & Kelly Keller (social media assistants for events and helps run our Coffe House events!)

Kristen Swiat & Kelly Keller (Coffee House Coordinators for Taste & SPoT Shows)

Dan Monroe: Recording Engineer, Photographer, Videographer

You can be the next one to make your very own “music video”! These new videos will be posted on our Bello Voice Studios YouTube channel.

Also, for one click to all of your pictures, music videos, social media, YouTube, and all upcoming events D.W.M. Productions will create your own personal musician website. These help one look much more professional in the music and entertainment industry! Book your personal meeting via bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com or dan@danmonroe.com.


Look for something New and Exciting happening at Bello Studios!
Beginning this month, you will be able to schedule your appointment to make your very own "music video" right here at our studios! Exciting details coming very soon! These music videos will be the new videos that we will be posting on our Bello Voice Studio You Tube Channel! Make your appointment TODAY by calling the office at
716-600-SING or emailing us at bellovoicestudio@yahoo.com

The BEST thing is...YOU get to KEEP your tips!!!
The address to TASTE is:
Address: 634 Main St #3, East Aurora, NY 14052
Phone:(716) 655-1874
Thank you so much to TASTE COFFEE for having our studio perform in East Aurora, New York every 2nd Saturday of the month!

The official name of our coffee house shows is:
Bello Studios "Hits The SPoT"
This will be an "all acoustic" show with guitar, piano, and vocals only! If you would like to be a part of this monthly (possibly weekly) event, please contact Debbie Monroe or your instructor to see if spots are still open! A few things about these events:
1. ONLY Bello Voice Studio singers will be singing.
2. ANYONE can attend to watch and listen to our singers. (but they ask that you "come hungry and thirsty" Our singers will get FREE coffee AND 1/2 off of their own food for that evening! This is just the one of MANY shows to come at this highly well known establishment! Hope you will come out to support your fellow singers and Bello Studio Family! Thank you to Keith Bernard for having our studio perform at SPoT Coffee in Orchard Park every 4th Saturday of every month!

Click below to watch our commercial with Russell's on Time Warner!

Also, watch Time Warner channels for our new commercial airing soon for Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More with our very own Elizabeth Culver singing a note that actually cracked a wine glass! Let us know when you see our studio on TV! Thank you to Russell's for allowing our studio to have this incredible opportunity! Honestly, there is NO better place to eat the best steak in town than Russell's Steaks, Chops, & More!

Just a few new rules that will now be enforced concerning our studio. Please no crop tops, no tummy showing, no major cleavage, and absolutely no short shorts to be worn at any future performances. we need to look professional at all times from now on. It's ALL about image!


2018 Bello Voice Studio Cancellation Policy
All cancellations MUST be made to your instructor 24 HOURS PRIOR to your scheduled lesson. This gives us the opportunity to reallocate your appointment to another student. If the cancellation is made after that time, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYMENT OF THE LESSON – NO EXCEPTIONS. If three lessons are canceled within a three month period, you will be taken off the schedule to accommodate a student on the waiting list. Lessons are to be paid directly to the teacher (or the office) PRIOR TO the lesson. Lessons can also be paid monthly in advance if so desired. The instructors at Bello Voice Studio are highly qualified teachers which need to maintain a steady level of income. Our instructors expenses do not change if a student misses his or her lesson.Arrangements must be made 2 WEEKS PRIOR to a foreseen absence such as an extended leave of absence, vacation, or foreseen job related circumstances. If lessons are canceled by the instructor, students are not required to pay. Lessons payments will be adjusted for planned instructor absences. We try diligently to accommodate your other commitments. Please help us maintain our schedule on a weekly basis.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Bello Voice Studio

********Please remember that NOW is the time to come in and start recording your demo cds:GIFTCERTIFICATES ARE ALSO AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AS GIFTS FOR VOCAL, PIANO, GUITAR, UKULELE, and RECORDING STUDIO TIME!! You can get them at the office when you come in!! (which can be put up on your Facebook pages and sent to representatives in the music industry!) in our recording studio! Please make sure you make your appt soon!
Call or Text Dan Monroe to make YOUR cd soon! His studio is located inside our studio so get those demos going! Recording slots are now filling up quickly! Call 716-609-1071


From now on...(unless otherwise specified) ALL Jr's Shows and Studio/Company shows will be separate.

Rule 1: COMPANY Members (those who have auditioned and made it to COMPANY level) will perform TWO songs at a time. STUDIO members will perform one song at a time and only sign up again if there is time in the show. (which there usually is) It is considered to be an honor to be in COMPANY.

Rule 2: Once signed up, you may NOT sign up more than once unless everyone else has had a chance to sing at least once.

Rule 3: If someone arrives late, they IMMEDIATELY go to the TOP of the list to sing!


Rule 5: It is expected that you stay for the entire show if possible. It shows your dedication and also allows us to see that you are supporting your fellow studio members. This also has a LOT of weight on YOU becoming a Company Member at some point! (This especially goes for our upcoming ALL ACCESS show in June) This year, due to so many in the studio, you must be invited to sing in this concert! Otherwise it would last over 5 hours and we already have the concert on 2 separate nights! Dates to be announced very soon!! Probably going to be June 18th, 19th, or 20th!!One night is for Jr's and the other night is for COMPANY members and Debbie Bello's Studio/Company members. (other teachers will be having their own shows at the studio so that their students can show off their talent with their families there!) We promise it will be just as special!

Thank you for your understanding with these new rules!