KeyNote Productions, Inc.

VOCAL SERVICES OFFERED BY DARLENE KOLDENHOVEN


VOCALIST (ON & OFF CAMERA, STUDIO, STAGE)

  • 5 Octave range in all styles and languages

  • Class A Sight-Singer and Keyboard Sight-Reader

  • Soloist and Group Singer

  • 23 Foreign Languages

  • 1 GRAMMY®Award and 3 GRAMMY® Nominations

  • MVP Best Session Singer, NARAS, L.A.

  • 2 Emmy Certificates

  • CLEO, IBA, ANDY Awards

  • Resume upon request (over 1,000 recordings in various media). See bio.

VOCAL CONTRACTOR

  • Experienced with all contracts: SAG/AFTRA, Musicians Union, Independent

  • Singers of all ages, languages and styles

  • Soloists, groups, choirs of all sizes and styles throughout the country

  • Soloist &/or group singers

  • Extensive experience and patience with young children

  • Contracted, vocal coached, produced over 50 recording sessions with a large variety of kids for McGraw-Hill K-12 textbook series "Step Into the Spotlight" in over 10 languages, many genres and periods of music.

  • Contracted, vocal coached over 50 recording session for Hal Leonard Publishers and various other publisher producers for their kids projects.

  • Contracted 25 feature Films such as Sister Act, Sister Act: Back in the Habit, A League of Their Own, What About Bob?, Tina - What's Love Got to Do With It . . . Television 12 shows: Studio 60, Arsenio Hall, Good Morning America, upcoming Knights of Swing . . . Albums 61: Pink Floyd "A Momentary Lapse of Reason," Rod Stewart, Celine Dion, Jeremy Lubbock, John Tesh, Lionel Ritchie, Luis Miguel, REO Speedwagon, Clare Fischer . . . and many, many Commercials, Musicals, Corporate Shows, Publisher Demos, Live Concerts . . .

 

VOCAL AND PIANO COACH

  • Experienced with adults, teens, children, choirs, individuals (Sister Act I & II, Allison Janney, Wendel Meldrum, Hugh Dancy, Héctor Elizando, Linda Hamilton, Kenny Rankin, John Lithgow & cast in 3rd Rock from the Sun, Anna Pacquin, Olivia D'abo, broadway's Ragtime kids . . .)

  • Experienced with coaching through language barriers and difficult situations (worked in Sierra Leone West Africa with local musicians coaching, arranging, co-directing video shoot)

  • Natural Pitch Correction in privates or with "Tune Your Voice"  and sonic therapy program Integrated Listening Systems.

  • On location or in my studio

  • Music Education Resume for Voice & Piano Teaching & Coaching Upon Request

 

VOICE OVER

  • Commercials: Southwestern Bell, Good Neighbor Pharmacy, Alladin (announcer)

  • Books on Tape: More Chicken Soup for the Soul, Third Helping of Chicken Soup for the Soul

  • Television: Life Goes On, America's Funniest Commercials (theme rap)

  • Publisher Demos: Hal Leonard (numerous character voices)

  • Film: Sister Act (voice of Daisy the Clock), Knights of Swing (receptionist)

  • VoiceOver Resume & Samples upon request

 

VOICE CASTING

Looking for that perfect singing voice for your project? With one phone call, KeyNote Productions can arrange for you to hear exactly how each auditioning voice will sound on your project, avoiding tedious hours of guess work. KeyNote's extensive talent base and in-house digital recording studio will quickly facilitate your creative needs for a modest fee.

ARTICLES WRITTEN on CONTRACTING

  • Article written for SCL Score Magazine "Working With a Great Vocal Contractor"

  • SCL Workshop "The Voice and the Composer: The Human Element" -  handout "Producer/Contractor's Checklist" 

"Brilliant Casting!!"

-Alan Duncan Former Producer, General Hospital, Cyrano the Musical



I’m writing this about my friend super vocalist, Darlene Koldenhoven. After I spent years on the road, I finally landed a 3 yr. steady showroom gig at Resorts casino in my hometown of Atlantic City, NJ. The showroom went to taped music. (Within 2 yrs., every casino showroom followed suit and went to tapes in their showrooms, and most lounges closed in town also, and became slot parlors.) So it was time to finally expand musically. My fiancé and I moved to LA. in '87. I knew no one! Had no gig waiting for me either. (This was during the spandex/hairband days on the strip.) So we get there, and I put an ad in Music Connection Magazine. I got millions of calls from poser bands. (LA was brutal to make ends meet the 1st year.) But then, I happened to get my 1st private gig with some great session players. Luckily that was the gig that I met Darlene Koldenhoven. She was an established session vocalist, and a sweet girl. We hit it off, and she liked my playing! So on a break I asked Darlene, "Do you know any contractors, or drummers that might need a sub? Because I’m new in town...” So Darlene immediately gave me numbers for many contractors and busy established drummers that always need subs. I thanked her for her kindness. I called them all and said, Darlene Koldenhoven gave me your number, if you ever need a sub, I'd be happy to be one of your sub drummers! Do you know, they all called and used me through the years. If it wasn’t for my friend the lovely & talented Darlene, I wouldn’t have been able to pay my bills. Thanks to her, I was able to stay in LA. After a while, I started getting good recording sessions. Not only TV and Film soundtracks, but with lots of songwriters and artists. And I owe it all to Darlene for her kindness and willingness to share with someone she just played with! That’s why I love Darlene Koldenhoven. She's the greatest, and I'll never forget her for that!

- Paul Goldberg, July 2020