It all started in 1984 when founder, Kay Randolph, brought young children together to teach them the joy of singing. One year later, Kay met Polly Chapman, a mom who had two daughters enrolled in Do Re Mi. It was then that the two discovered that they were the perfect team. Since then, Do Re Mi has evolved into a robust program with multiple show choir and musical theatre groups. For over 33 years, Do Re Mi has been positively impacting young people by providing a safe and secure environment for them to develop creativity and self-reliance, while working as part of a supportive team.
We feel that learning to sing, dance, act and create art with your peers builds confidence and a positive self image that lasts a lifetime. Education scholars have shown that incorporating music and art programs into our children's lives is critical if we want our children to become well-adjusted, successful adults. Do Re Mi helps to develop many important valuable life skills including cognitive reasoning, social skills, responsibility, team work, time management, leadership, public speaking, and many, many more. Our approach is all about the students taking responsibility for their individual parts while becoming invested in the goal of delivering a quality group performance. They know it's all about them both individually and as a group as they learn to support and help each other. We work to create a safe environment where the expectation is that everyone can and will do their very best.
Meet the Owners/Directors
After 33 wonderful years, the founders of Do Re Mi, Kay Randolph and Polly Chapman, have retired. Lindsey (a 15-year Do Re Mi alum) and her husband Michael are now the owners and directors of Do Re Mi School of the Arts. Learn a little bit more about them below.
Lindsey Calvoni grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona and was involved in Do Re Mi for 15 years. She graduated from Desert Mountain High School where she was heavily involved in their theatre program and also performed in numerous shows around the valley. She received her BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Arizona’s prestigious musical theatre program, where she was not only able to perform, but had the opportunity to direct and choreograph throughout her four years. She moved to New York City with her husband Michael, where she began pursuing her career. She is so excited to be coming back to Arizona to continue the legacy that Kay and Polly created. Do Re Mi was such an influential part of her life and made her the person and performer that she is today. She can’t wait to bring the same joy to the students, that it brought her.
Michael Calvoni has been performing since he can remember. Whether it was acting, singing, dancing or playing piano, he was always doing something that was performance related. Like Lindsey, he also graduated from Desert Mountain High school, where he was extremely involved in their theatre department, becoming secretary and president of the drama club. He went on to get his BFA in Musical Theatre from The University of Arizona. After graduating, he moved with Lindsey to New York City where he pursued his acting career. He found a love for puppetry and became heavily involved in the voiceover and puppeteering community, from voicing several original characters in a children's animated series called Monster Academy, to performing at the New York Aquarium in John Tartaglia's original show Reusable the Musical. Michael remembers going to all of Lindsey’s Encore and Summer Company shows in high school. To be back in his hometown of Scottsdale and co-owning Do Re Mi School of the Arts with his wife is an absolute dream come true.