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The Next Big Thing!

September 1, 2018

How prepared are you to move to the next phase of your life, whether it be starting or continuing at a University, or moving on to a singing career in the USA or perhaps Europe? In doing so, you might obsess about your ability to be prepared, wondering if you will fit in and whether || Continue »

YOUR Vocal Technique – Thinking or Imagination? Would It Make a Difference?

August 2, 2018

How often do you practice, start an audition, or performance with thoughts of what not to do? Focusing on what we lack never leads to the kind of flow essential for a great practicing or performance. It does, however, lead to a sense of inadequacy and insecurity. That distracting, unkind chatter we often do in || Continue »

YOU ARE YOUR PRODUCT!

July 1, 2018

You need to ask yourself some key questions before you put a plan in place to start your business as a performer. You may, up to this point, never have considered looking at your talent as a product or service, but when using these words, it helps take the emotion out of the equation, so || Continue »

Give Up The Fixed Mindset

June 3, 2018

People with a fixed mindset think their talents and intelligence are simply fixed traits, and that talent alone creates success — without effort. They’re wrong.  It takes making lots of mistakes and failing over and over again until you can tease out a kernel of something that rings like truth and comes from deep within. Getting to || Continue »

How You Do What You Do Matters!

May 3, 2018

Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you grow synaptic connections between neurons. When you learn lots of new things, your brain builds connections, but they’re inefficient, impromptu connections. Your brain needs to prune a lot of those connections away and build more streamlined, efficient pathways. It does || Continue »

Balance

April 1, 2018

What is important about being in balance as an artist, and human? Why is that important, and how do you create that? So many times I have noticed that those that are artists, whether they are auditioning or performing, often are off balance within themselves and thus allow that inner voice I call the Brat || Continue »

You Are An Olympian Too!!

March 1, 2018

What does it take to be an Olympian? Besides having amazing talent, a solid vocal technique, an unfailing belief in oneself, plus desire and drive, focused practice, ability to make sacrifices, an honest commitment and show loyalty to your dream, and a burning desire to be the best you can be in that moment, the || Continue »

After The Audition – What do YOU do?

February 5, 2018

What is your routine, follow-up, or strategy after the audition? What? You say you don’t have one or have never really thought it might be an important step in understanding why you did or did not get a job? Or perhaps give you new information about how you might make adjustments or improve any part || Continue »

Happy New Year – Mindset – Which Rules Your World, Amateur or Professional?

January 2, 2018

Let me start this blog by asking you this question. “Do you understand the difference between being an amateur or being a professional?” Amateurs believe that the world should work the way they want it to on their terms and that luck plays a great part in being successful. Professionals realize that they have to work || Continue »

Belong To The Music!

December 1, 2017

Audition season is upon us. Now is the time to put all your resources of time, energy and money plus, conscious focus on achieving your next step to getting a job. This must be your life right now. You have to give your attention to your gift, not to your insecurities and cravings to be || Continue »

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