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The Importance of building a “Personal” Inspiring Library!

November 1, 2019

Whether you read books online and have a virtual library, or create a hard copy book library, it truly can be your “go to” for inspiration, solving problems, getting info, etc. I know it can often seem overwhelming as to who’s information you should trust and help you make decisions. For me it is about || Continue »

Goals/The Feedback Loop

October 6, 2019

How much time, effort and sometimes even money have you already spent on trying to figure out how to build a user friendly, functional and easily reachable set of goals? One’s interest, motivation and all enthusiasm start to wane after a few weeks or months of unsuccessful trying. Or how about this; you just finished || Continue »

Conversation is King!

September 1, 2019

Whatever one wants to call it — meet and greet, mingling, networking, exchanging ideas, schmoozing, chitchatting, making conversation, etc. — it often becomes a road block because you feel awkward about joining in a conversation or taking the initiative in starting a conversation with just about anyone you don’t know. Until I learned to use || Continue »

Stop Blaming Social Media

August 1, 2019

With the advent of social media and its continual sprawling growth, we race into the future, and are forgetting how to be human; what being successful means not just in business, but in our personal lives as well. Every time you are exposed to the “media mirror” of some kind of standard out there, you || Continue »

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 »

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