Minister of Music

Alice Wheeler

Alice Laurissa is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Queens.  She’s been playing the piano and singing since the age of seven. Alice Laurissa received her H.S. diploma from LaGuardia H.S. of Music and Arts and Performing Arts, as well as additional training from the Harlem School of the Arts in a Manhattan. She attended Howard University where she received a Bachelors of Music in Piano Performance and a Masters of Music in Jazz Vocal Performance. She was nurtured by many great musicians including Connaitre Miller, Grady Tate, Mr. Ramon Reeburg, and Dr. Raymond Jackson among others. In 2011 Alice opened Laurissa Jane Music Studio Inc. where her school offers in home music lessons for students in Washington DC and New York City. For the past five years Ms. Laurissa has successfully run a Summer Performing Arts Camp where children take classes in chorus, dance, and musical theater.  In July 2014 Alice released her album titled “Again” available on ITunes and Amazon.   Alice currently performs in various places in NYC. Ms. Laurissa’s musical experiences have lead her to meet many talented artists and travel a lot of places including, Los Angeles, Miami, Paris, Africa, among other places. Musical influences that have inspired Alice are Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughn, Chopin, Beethoven, Bach, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Mary J. Blige, Alicia keys and more. 


  November 2019  
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