March Student Spotlight – Zoe Sharek

Student Spotlight

Every month we highlight one student and put them in the “spotlight” to show off their achievements and passion for their art!

This week: Zoe Sharek

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Zoe Sharek is an eleven-year-old star in the making! She has been with Melody Makers for almost four years and has amazed us with her growth and passion for performance. She started when she was just eight years old in our annual summer camp. Ever since then, she’s been taking private vocal and piano lessons, and dancing in our Performing Group class, moving up to the Gold Star Performing Group that she now participates in every Saturday.

Melanie Andrews, Director and CEO of Melody Makers, has only praise for Zoe, “Zoe is a very focused and hardworking 11-year-old, up-and-coming recording artist. She has a very natural gift for songwriting, singing, and dancing; she has grown tremendously over the last few years. One of the things that really impresses me about Zoe is her sense for what it takes to write a hit song; she always has a hit factor to her song ideas! This is very rare to have at such a young age. She is so committed and has such an inspiring work ethic and drive. I foresee great things for her future. We are so excited to be assisting her in her music career!”

When Zoe was just eight, her friends and family could already knew that she would thrive in a performer’s environment. It was suggested that she start at Melody Makers Summer Camps, a one week sing and dance camp. “We immediately signed her up with private vocals with Melanie after that,” said mom, Jodi Sharek. Not long after, she started piano lessons with Dave, our instruments teacher here at Melody Makers. When she turned nine, she came to tryouts for the Melody Makers Performing Group. She made it in and has been a member ever since!

That summer Zoe participated in the Artist Development Summer Camp where children can write, record, and produce an original song of their own! Zoe came out with her first original song titled, “My Song”. Since then, she has written and recorded numerous originals through our Pre-Production Program.

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Zoe’s dream is to be a star! “She wants to be ‘it’”, said her mom. She’s a performer of all sorts. She’s got it all: singing, dancing, writing, piano…you name it. Her favorite artists include: P!nk, Ellie Goulding, and Adele.

Zoe spends her free time writing her own songs, hanging out with friends, and making up dances to her favorite songs.

She has auditioned for America’s Got Talent, “Little Big Shots”, OCSA, performed in 3 of our big Spring shows, and has a brand new music video out of her cover of “Fight Song”! Check that out below!


Zoe is currently working on her first EP! Be on the lookout for Zoe Sharek!

Congrats Zoe! And enjoy the spotlight!