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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 »

What Are Your Strategies To Building A Career?

November 1, 2017

Are you doing the same things over and over hoping that your luck will change and what you have done up to now will get you to where you want to go on your career path? News Alert: What it will get you is what it has always gotten you! It’s time to step up || Continue »

Time to Give Up Toxic Dream Stealers & The Need to Be Liked.

October 3, 2017

You have 3 basic resources at your disposal; Time, Energy, and Money! The most important one of those is not the time you spend, but how you spend your energy during that time period. Often your energy is spent on people who are less accomplished in their personal and professional lives and those that you || Continue »

Change = Growth
How to reset the context of your current thinking by asking,”What’s in it for me?”

May 2, 2017

How many of you already have been accepted into a summer program or are still waiting to hear if you will be? Have you ever thought about why you were chosen? Here is the blunt answer – because there is something in the choice those in your program saw that fulfills their question of “What || Continue »

HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR “MIND SWAMP”!

April 6, 2017

How often do you get stuck in that place in your mind that takes you deeper and deeper into chaos, confusion, gridlock, deep anxiety and panic? It feels like there is no way out. And if you manage to get out, you feel lost, stupid, therefore not worthy, and very frustrated. I think we’ve all || Continue »

Belong to the Music

March 1, 2017

How many singers continually neglect to take the time to put the music into the voice before they stand up and perform? It seems there is more and more instant performing than ever. This process seems to be a lost art. I find it so helpful to take a new piece of music or an || Continue »

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