A Concert with Kaleo
A Gifted Vocalist and Storyteller
Kaleo Wheeler has been singing for as long as she can remember. She began her formal training in her early teens after two doctors told her mother that she had an unusually large opening in her throat, something they said was characteristic of exceptional singers. Her vocal studies continued into adulthood, eventually leading her to become a voice specialist and teacher herself.
Kaleo began performing as a female vocalist in her teens, first singing popular songs. She later studied classical music and opera, completing her college training at the Academy of Dramatic Art, where she moved into musical theatre. After graduation, she lived in New York City, singing and appearing professionally in cabaret and nightclubs, including Catch a Rising Star and the Improv. She was the opening act on a college circuit, working with the current up and coming comics who included Jerry Seinfeld. She performed in musical theatre, including the title role in a Florida production of “Mame.” She recorded demos for several composers; and in 1992 was the vocalist on Jack Conrad’s recording, ."Mother Earth Dance” In 2007, she completed her first solo CD, “Ulana, The Way of the Heart”.
Her music genre is Positive Music, and her music repertoire includes light jazz, standards from the 40’s through the 70’s, show tunes and world music, and Celtic songs. In 2001, Kaleo began studying harp and now sometimes accompanies her rich, warm and powerful voice with a small harp, as well as with instrumental tracks. She has been a Certified Music Practitioner through the Music For Healing and Transition Program (MHTP), sharing live therapeutic music through her voice and music for the sick in hospitals, nursing homes and with those in hospice in the final stages of transition since 2005.
Kaleo has also been a member of the national organization, The Positive Music Association, and she became a performing artist with the GINA for Missing Persons Foundation in 2007. Many of her concerts are benefit concerts—most often as a GINA artist focusing on a local missing person. She also sometimes dedicates a concert to a local community issue as in helping to raise awareness and funding for a local women's shelter.
Whether it is in the small intimate setting of a private party/house concert or a larger event with hundreds of people, Kaleo is fully present in the world of the song she is sharing. She draws the audience in to open their hearts, giving them a "time out" from all the stresses and concerns in today's world through listening to stories and music that are positive, uplifting, inspiring and heartfelt. The audience returns home feeling more relaxed and at peace withing themselves.
Don’t miss a delightful evening and opportunity to experience this talented musician and storyteller in a live setting, creating a dynamic and enriching experience for each person there.
Venues where Kaleo has shared her Positive Music include:
Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas NV
Chateau Frontenac, Quebec Canada
Catch A Rising Star Comedy Club, New York, as one of their
regular singers in the early 80's
Title Role in the Musical, Mame at a dinner theater in St. Petersburg Florida
Senior Residences through the US
Private Communities and Parties
Art Gallery Openings
Churches Services, including Unitarian Universalsit , Unity, The Center for Spiritual Living and the Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center in Bloomington IN
Community Outreach with the GINA for Missing Persons Squeaky Wheel Tour
Kaleo has also produced concerts, with other Positive Music
artists, including a benefit concert for the Masonic Temple
in Asheville NC
Kaleo is an artist with the GINA for Missing Persons Foundation, a national group of music artists who helps bring attention and media awareness to missing persons worldwide. Often times, her concerts support GINA with each concert dedicated to finding one missing person. To date, GINA has found over 1100 missing persons. For more info on GINA, go to: www.411gina.org.
Kaleo is also a Certified Music Practitioner, playing live, therapeutic music at the bedside. Her specialty is sharing music with those who are actively dying and those with dymentia and alzheimer's disease. She has shared her therapeutic music hospices, nursing homes, memory care facilities and in private homes.
Kaleo is an independent recording artist with her CD, Ulana, The Way of the Heart;, and is completing her first book as a companion to her CD.