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Summer Programs

July 1, 2019

Often, when one is getting ready to become part of a new or even already familiar Summer Program, it’s easy to let the anxiety and fear of failure run rampant. It’s also easy to forget that being successful almost always requires putting yourself into these new situations that will give you the opportunity to work || Continue »

See What Is There…Watching is Not Seeing

June 4, 2019

As many of you head off to your summer programs or start working on the ones you have created for yourselves, I want you to remember how important it is to stay present, focused, and committed to where you are positioned within your current vocal technique. It takes belief, concentration and confidence in that understanding || Continue »

Wrapping Up Unsettled Business

May 9, 2019

Have you ever thought about the importance of healing old wounds by figuring out what unfinished business you refuse to settle? Might it help your focus, perhaps even allow you to perform more often at your best? How about keeping the Brat quiet? Could it be you can feel more confident so you can be || Continue »

Successful New Professional Relationships?

April 5, 2019

Do you have a process in place for beginning new professional relationships? Often, we have felt wounded by previous teachers, coaches, conductors, etc. so much so, that when we decide to move on, we have no idea how to begin that healing process with someone new. We often cling to the old hurt and wound || Continue »

Your Brand! Do You Have One?

March 3, 2019

There have been many changes, innovations, and ways of getting jobs in our industry, but the one thing that hasn’t changed is that we are still responsible for developing how to get our foot in the door when starting our own careers. Selling your own product is not something any one relishes figuring out, and || Continue »

Four Stages of Learning…

February 3, 2019

It’s a universal truth, that a person’s response to new experience is greatly influenced by their social, ethnic, religious, and political identity. And then we add to that our belief systems, and the influences of our environment. If that rings true for you then it follows that: You have to want to learn “whatever it || Continue »

Happy 2019!! Time to Claim Your Victory

January 4, 2019

An important part of having a career is learning to be realistic and honest about your ability to create not just a sell-able product, but to also create a system that works just for you, to accomplish it. You might start this process with what someone else suggests or what you have read in a || Continue »

Give Up Your Excuses

December 3, 2018

Happy Holidays one and all! ‘Tis the season for presenting your product to those that are looking for one like yours. So, here are some thoughts to help you prepare for this occasion: Successful people know that they are responsible for their life, no matter their starting point, weaknesses, and past failures. Realizing that you || Continue »

Taking The Long View

November 1, 2018

What does this mean and why should I be interested in spending my key resources of time, energy and money doing it? Good question! My answer is, you are responsible for owning how you do what you do. Facts get you into the game by letting you know what the game is, and what the || Continue »

Amateur or Professional – Which Are You?

October 1, 2018

I’ve covered this subject before, but believe at this time of year when Auditioning, or as I call it, “Going to Do Your Job” season, is once again upon us its worth repeating. The important thing for you to understand is, that you are an amateur if you believe and behave like one, or you || Continue »

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