Little Rock, Arkansas native, Pamela Hopkins, is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Her first Nashville album of all original music was released in February 1995, and she is back in the studio writing her second album project to be released in 2018!
In October, 2013, she began as a Dueling Piano Player for Ernie Biggs in the River Market District of Little Rock. In January of 2017, Pamela transitioned to Willy D's Rock & Roll Dueling Piano Bar, a larger venue, in the River Market District in Little Rock. In addition to Willy D's, she can be seen in other venues, Norwegian Cruise Ships and clubs across the US. She continues to grow her craft, repertoire, and network of fellow musicians in what is a very unique niche in the music industry - Piano bars!
In her own words, Pamela says, “I’ve had a passion for music since I was a young girl, singing, playing cello and piano. I’ve been successful in music, as a wife, in raising a family and have held two successful careers in law enforcement and then as English Teacher for the middle and elementary school level. I am now beginning this next chapter of my life, dedicating it to my music career and couldn’t be more excited about achieving what’s been a long-term dream of mine - a full-time music career.”
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EARLY CAREER & BACKGROUND:
Pamela has always had a love for music. She started playing cello in the 5th grade and was asked by her orchestra teacher to apply to attend a fine arts and science magnet jr. high school. Once she began school there, she took a required Piano Theory class and fell in love with the sound of the piano. Shortly thereafter, she began developing her vocal range, clarity, tone, and her love for singing.
Pamela continued to go to school in the arts and science magnet school system, attending Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School. While there she stayed in the orchestra earning first chair as a cello player. She also joined the Lab Singers Choir which mostly focused on a more soulful sound verses the standard choral repertroire. Moving forward after high school she attended the University of Central Arkansas on a choir and orchestra scholarship.
Pamela was in the UCA Concert Choir as well at the UCA Orchestra and the Conway Civic Orchestra simultaneously.
Pamela graduated from UCA after four years with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. While in college, Pamela was produced by Seymour Sounds Recording in Nashville and released her all original self titled album.
Shortly after graduating with her Bachelor's degree Pamela married her college sweetheart, Jason Hopkins. She decided to go into law enforcement and continued that path for 13 years, ending her career in the rank of Sergeant. During her last 6 months as an officer she decided to go back to school and obtain her Master's of Art in Teaching degree and became a teacher while attending those classes. During her careers and raising her family she continued music and decided after her chldren were older to get back into music!
Under the guidance of fellow dueling piano player mentors, David Rasico and Frisbee (Robert Coleman), she began training and learning the craft and art as a Dueling Piano Player. She’s since devoted herself to a full-time music career learning the massive repertoire required and developing her stage skills in these venues.