Lynda Anders Canaday laughs after she and her accompanist went in different directions during a rehearsal. Canaday was following the lyrics on a Braille version in her notebook. After recovering from severe depression a year ago, Canaday has returned to school and is majoring in vocal performance at Kansas University.
Lynda Anders Canaday and accompanist Geoff Wilcken rehearse their last number of the day before a bus arrives to take Lynda home. The rehearsal was at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Parkway.
Lynda Canaday uses cords played on an upright piano in her living room to help her practice singing scales.
Geoff Wilcken, background, heads back to the Immanuel Lutheran Church after helping Lynda wheel her large suitcase of material to the waiting T-Bus. Bus driver Jim Parente, right, helps Lynda onto the lift that will raise her to the bus door.
Lynda Anders Canaday uses Braille to follow the words and music of the songs she sings.
Lynda and accompanist Geoff Wilcken talk about how to tackle the next piece they will rehearse. They were practicing in the Immanuel Lutheran Church last week.
As Lynda Anders Canaday tells a story about her singing career, her husband, Jim Canaday, smiles and pets their dog Darby. Both Lynda and Jim Canaday are blind.