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The Artist’s Way

by Julia Cameron, with Mark Bryan


An amazing 12 week program that helps you get out of your own way to reawaken the artist within and get back your passion to do what you love.

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

by Charles Duhigg


This remarkable book takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Well worth the read.

Be

by A.C. Ping


“What is my Purpose? What do I believe in? and How can I transcend the self?” Few of us in these times of ever-expanding choice, can answer those three questions with absolute clarity. This book is about how life knocks us down and your ability to pick yourself up off the floor, dust yourself off and get on with life.

Do

by A.C. Ping


A small, but powerful book about how to make your bold visions become reality.

The Art of Possibility: Transforming Professional and Personal Life

by Roasmund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander


This is a very interesting book about the deep sense of the powerful role that the notion of possibility can play in every aspect of our lives. This is a book with the genius for creating innovative paradigms for personal and professional fulfillment written by husband and wife team, a Symphony Conductor and a cutting-edge psychologist.

Acting for Singers: Creating Believable Singing Characters

by David F. Ostwald


This book is great at providing the tools needed to analyze a role, how to evaluate a script or libretto, and thoroughly develop a character by building on material in the score. The author works from the premise that an actors’ own feelings and natural physical instincts are the key to believability transforming a performer into a character. It also addresses the technical problems inherent in acting while singing. It also includes many very helpful and useful exercises.

The Back of the Napkin

by Dan Roam


With style and wit, this book provides a cool tool and is a practical primer on the power of visual thinking. It’s for everyone, but until you read it you will never know if it will work for you or not. I’ve found some of my best ideas have been when I’ve been out to dinner with friends and have started drawing out ideas on napkins and even the paper that was the table cloth. I actually bring them home and get them off the paper and into my computer to expand and develop.

Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway

by Susan Jeffers, Ph.D.


Living life is about taking changes, and this book gives you dynamic techniques and profound concepts that show how to transform frustrations and helplessness into power and create success in every aspect of your life. This book will help change your life if you’re interested.

Aria Ready: The Business of Singing

by Carol Kirkpatrick


This book is the necessary tool for every aspiring singer, as they begin their journey into the professional world of singing. It deals with very serious inner and outer issues in performance, preparation, knowing ones’ self, plus the every important step by step business aspects needed for creating a career.

The Toughest Show on Earth: My Rise and Reign at the Metropolitan Opera

by Joseph Volpe


After rising through the ranks at the Met, starting as an apprentice carpenter and ending as general manager, this man has seen it all. It’s a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at his 40+ year perspective on the Met’s inner workings at the time and a brilliant analysis of how he made it so successful.

Aria Ready