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Young Catholic Musician Following God's
Plan for Her Life
by Lisa M. Hendey
Kelly-Lynn Federman has been busy
following her dreams and trying to determine God's path in her young life.
In many respects, she's a typical fifteen year old, with dreams of a big,
bright future. What makes her special is that her dreams include using her
incredible vocal abilities to give praise to God and to share her Catholic
Kelly-Lynn, a freshman at Trinity High
School in Ocala, Florida has toured internationally, opened up for a Dove
Award winning group and recently recorded an appearance for EWTN's popular
show "Backstage". Her future in the Catholic music industry looks as
dazzling as her smile.
I recently had the chance to interview
Kelly-Lynn about her music and life as a Catholic teen.
Q. Please tell us a bit about
yourself and your family.
A: Well I'm a 15 year old girl. I am
very outgoing but at times I can be shy (but not a lot). I am a freshman at
Trinity Catholic High school and this is my first year at a private school.
Signing is my total passion and I plan on singing till the day I die. When I
sing, I feel like that is who I am and I wanna show the world who I am
through my music. As far as my family goes, they have been a BIG help in my
career! Since day one they have been supporting me in everything I do,
Q. How did you get started in
music? What musical training have you had the opportunity to pursue?
A: I simply got started in music by
LOVING it and starting as a 3 year old little girl, I couldn't get enough of
singing with mommy to the radio and singing along in church. When I got a
little older I started singing little solos for my church and loved it! I
did plays for my elementary school. Starting at age 10, I began singing more
and more in public (as much as possible). When I was 13, I traveled to The
U.K and trained with Charlotte Church's vocal Coach, Louise Ryan, who did
back-up on my album that I recorded there. Every week I get trained with my
vocal coach Darlene Schlatter.
Q. How does your faith and spiritual
life affect your music?
A: It affects EVERYTHING! The feeling
of the song is affected and my attitude.
Q. What are your musical goals and
A: I want to be extremely well-known in
the music business. I want people to be touched by the voice God has given
me and the music I sing. I NEVER want to sing dirty lyrics or turn into
another Brittany Spears. In my opinion, the world needs an artist with more
style and class.
Q. What are some of your favorite
memories related to your musical career?
A: I have lots and lots of wonderful
memories. One would have to be my entire 5th grade year. I did so much that
year! Another memory would have to be when I was 13 years old. I was doing a
Christmas tour and I performed a concert for the Troops of the 45th Air
Force Squadron and The Air Space Command (NASA) at "The Patrick Air Force
Base", in Brevard County Florida, for the annual tree lighting ceremony. I
gave all the troops free CDs. I also received two medals from the Squadrons
commander Brig, Gen Gary Pavlovich. The first medal of honor was for "Combat
Support" and the second medal was for "Community Service and support during
a time of war." That day and night was so fun!
Q. Do you think it's important for
parents to be involved in their teenagers' musical choices?
A: I think you should let your child
have free musical preferences. Music is a way for teens to express
themselves. A parent may not understand the music a teen is listening to
because it may not apply to them. I do believe that it is important to
praise God through Christian music as well.
Q. Do you sometimes feel pressure from
peers to make choices you know are incorrect and how do you confront these
A: Of Course I do. I haven't heard of
any teenager not go through the challenge of peer-pressure. Some teens are
stronger than others on this issue. Personally, I am very strong willed when
it comes to pressure from other people to do wrong things. I just stay
focused on God and my goals in life.
Q. What advice would you give to
teens who have dreams on how to pursue and attain these dreams?
A: Well, I'm sure you have heard this a
million times, but that’s only because it is so important....NEVER GIVE UP!!
NEVER let anybody stop you from what you want in life. Follow God's plan for
your life and you will get there.
Q. Are there any additional thoughts
or comments you'd like to share with our readers?
A: Yes, I want everybody to know, I'm
not here to lie and say I am perfect. I'M NOT! I AM A SINNER and I can admit
that, but even if I sin, I still know that Jesus is my savoir. I love doing
what I do (singing) and I want to go as far as the Lord will take me in
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Lisa M. Hendey is webmaster of
www.CatholicMom.com, a wife and mother of two and a Catholic music fan
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