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February 16, 2010

Singing Sensation - Verdigris' Liz Goins working on music career

VERDIGRIS — While most 10-year-old girls are busy watching music sensation Hannah Montana or wishing they could meet the talented Jonas brothers or little Justin Bieber, Liz Goins is hoping to be the next teen music sensation.

With a voice not often found in girls her age and the confidence to back up the talent, Goins says she is the next young singing sensation.

“It’s a pleasure having people like you and want to hear you sing,” she said at Charis Music Studio during a rehearsal recently. “It’s an exciting feeling really. And you’re pretty awesome if you get to record, and I have.”

In fact, Goins, a fifth grader at Verdigris Elementary School, has recorded two CDs in her two years at Charis Music Studio in Owasso where owner Jaime Highfill says Goins has tons of talent.

“She wanted to perform more and she had only performed in church before,” Highfill said. “It was funny watching her because she really didn’t know how good she is. The stage is a second home for her.”

A little shy off the stage, Goins puts all that behind her when her feet hits the stage and the mic is in her hand.

At 3-years-old, Goins performed her first church solo — yes, 3-years-old.

“I cried a lot when I found out she was going to sing the solo,” Goins’ mom Susan said. “Then she sang at my grandmother’s 80th birthday and people told me she should take lessons.”

And at the very young age of 5, Goins was working with the church choir director on honing her vocal skills. Two short years later, Goins joined the Rejoice Singers, an after school program in Verdigris, and had the opportunity to sing at several different churches in the area.

When her vocal skills elevated, her parents enrolled her at Barthelmes Conservatory in Tulsa where she studied for a year. Now she studies with Highfill at Charis Music Studio where she has become quite the performer.

Of course, Goins still performs with her church choir and has performed at “Home for Christmas, a Holiday Celebration” at First United Methodist Church in Tulsa at Christmas. She has been featured with other Charis singers on “Good Morning Oklahoma” and “Good Day Tulsa” television programs.

Only one of eight auditioners, Goins was chosen to sing the National Anthem at the June 24 Tulsa Drillers game. And, Goins took part in the Southwest Missouri Fall Festival singing competition in 2007 and 2008 where she placed second in 2007. In 2008, there weren’t enough competitors for the competition, Goins said.

But it is her performance at Woolaroc Museum near Bartlesville that makes Goins’ father proud.

“I’ve told her numerous times that’s the most proud of her I’ve been so far,” Roger Goins said. “There were four singers and things just went wrong. They lost their music — had no background — and were at the point of panic. Then they had a little huddle and started singing without the music, acapella. That was the most interaction Liz has had with the audience. They started taking requests and spend an hour totally improving it. She really liked it.”

As for singing at her school’s events, Goins said she has a lot of support.

“All of my friends at school are really supportive,” Goins said. “They like to hear me sing and they ask me to sing. It’s really great.”

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