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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 »

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 »

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