Everyone always told me not to sing because clearly I could not. Celia told me I could learn. For fourteen months I studied with her but told no one because I didn’t want any failure to be public. Finally, I invited my family to an unidentified “event” one summer evening (my first recital). When they heard me sing they were shocked. “You have a really good voice!” Celia has changed my life. Thank you, Celia.

Ray Gillespie