New to Ustream: School of Pop

Ustream is a hub for musical talent and recently, we’ve been seeing a lot of new how-to broadcasters popping up. What happens when you mix the two of them? An entertaining and educational live series called School of Pop.

The concept behind the School of Pop is to provide viewers with access to quality lessons on how to dress, act, and play, given by their peers. For their first-ever live Ustream, pop singer Mary Desmond will give a guitar lesson featuring music by Taylor Swift and Imagine Dragons.

Read more about Mary below, and don’t miss School of Pop’s new instructional series, premiering on Ustream tomorrow, February 27, at 3pm PST. RSVP now & watch LIVE tomorrow at:

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More about Mary Desmond:

Since Mary Desmond was 3 yrs old, she always knew she wanted to act and sing. She enjoyed music and started practicing at home every chance she could get. At age 3, she joined a music group, landed her first solo, and she has never stopped. Her first big opportunity, at age 4 was singing “Love Letters in the Sand” with Pat Boone and his grandson Ryan; she also made an appearance on Larry King Live at the same age singing “God Bless America.” At age 5, she appeared in a commercial for Disney Fantasy Princess and played extras for several films including “Yours, Mine, and Ours.”

She then began auditioning for local theatre and got her first big role as Annie at 7 years old. At age 9, she was in the ensemble for Evita and Brigadoon at the Regional Theatre, and then landed the role of Susan in Irving Berlin’s White Christmas. She was also a part of The National Broadway Tour of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. When Mary turned 10, she auditioned at Legoland California for the part of Emily in their holiday show, Let It Snow and immediately got the part. She has been performing as a part of seven different shows at Legoland, most recently as the lead in a new show called Lego Friends Live.

Three years ago Mary started playing with her band Fusion Beat, winners of the OC People’s Choice for the best youth band. Fusion Beat have now played at over 85 live performances including House of Blues, Disney California Adventure Resort, and the Del Mar Fair. She also continued to work at Legoland, and is currently working her 8th show playing Olivia in Lego Friends Live Holidays.

Mary has released over 31 videos as a part of Fusion Beat and 15 videos of her own on youtube. Her current video, a cover of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together” is all over YouTube and totally shows her voice, style and personality. Mary loves theatre, acting, entertaining, and of course, music. She is a great role model to her friends and family.

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