Singer Julia Haltigan to perform at her childhood music school - FOX 35 News Orlando

Singer Julia Haltigan to perform at her childhood music school

Posted: Updated:
NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) -

The career of singer, songwriter, and guitar player Julia Haltigan is coming full circle. The New York City girl is coming back to the first stage she ever performed on at the Greenwich House Music School.

"I actually learned how to sing, like, right here," she says. "'Wheels on the Bus,' that's how I got my start."

Her seductive, raspy voice is making a mark in the music world. Haltigan says her style comes from idols like blues and jazz artist Tom Waits.

"It has a lot of influences I think that's because of my upbringing in New York," says Haltigan, who is completely self-taught and knew early on that this is exactly what she was born to do.

"I started learning guitar and writing songs when I was about 15," she says. "When I was in my early 20s I gave up everything else."

Haltigan was on the road for about a month, touring in the South East and California. Now she's back home where her career started, at nursery school.

"It's full circle for us, we are very happy to have her here with us," says Rachel Black, the director of Greenwich House Music School, which has been on Barrow Street in the West Village since 1905. It is mostly known as a piano school. 400 students participate in programs, which have produced some shining alumni.

"One of our alums just won Academy Award for best song for the animated feature 'Frozen,'" she says. "Bobby Lopez went to school here and studied under our piano chair, German Diez, who has taught at this school for over 60 years."

Haltigan will pay tribute to her first teachers during a Community Concert series. She'll perform along with a trumpet and upright bass player.

"Performing here is definitely exciting," Haltigan says.

You can hear her booming voice live at the Greenwich House Music School Thursday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 at the door.

  • Manhattan NewsManhattan NewsMore>>

  • WTC shipwreck mystery solved

    WTC shipwreck mystery solved

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:08:14 GMT
    Archeologists say they've solved a mystery that started with the rebuilding at ground zero. During the excavation at the World Trade Center Site, workers uncovered part of an old ship. No one knew where it came from. Now after years of study, researchers believe the sloop dates back to 1773, built from wood harvested from Pennsylvania, the same kind used to build Independence Hall.
    Archeologists say they've solved a mystery that started with the rebuilding at ground zero. During the excavation at the World Trade Center Site, workers uncovered part of an old ship. No one knew where it came from. Now after years of study, researchers believe the sloop dates back to 1773, built from wood harvested from Pennsylvania, the same kind used to build Independence Hall.
  • NYC subway report card

    NYC subway report card

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 21:09:16 GMT
    "A mixed bag": That's how the Straphangers Campaign characterizes New York City subways; some good parts and some bad. For example, the C train breaks down most often, not surprising since the line has 50-year-old cars. But C trains were also the cleanest in the transit system.Straphangers said the worst subway trains were the IRT's No. 2.
    "A mixed bag": That's how the Straphangers Campaign characterizes New York City subways; some good parts and some bad. For example, the C train breaks down most often, not surprising since the line has 50-year-old cars. But C trains were also the cleanest in the transit system.Straphangers said the worst subway trains were the IRT's No. 2.
  • Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Injured detective in Village shootout leaves hospital

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:28:00 GMT
    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato.

    The third law enforcement officer injured in a Manhattan shootout is out of the hospital. The NYPD says Detective Mario Muniz was left Bellevue Hospital shortly after noon on Wednesday. Hundreds of his fellow police officers cheered as Muniz left the hospital in a wheelchair pushed by his NYPD patrol partner, Joseph Trovato. Police Commissioner William Bratton has said the detective's protective vest may have saved his life.


Powered by WorldNow

35 Skyline Drive
Lake Mary, FL 32746

Phone: (407) 644-3535
News Tips: (866) 55-FOX35

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices