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Category Archives: Business Mentality




Hidden Rules of the Professional World of Performance

April 1, 2015

How do you prepare to be “part of the process” when you are hired to do a role? It is just a job after all, not a popularity contest or a stage for a pity party when things go wrong. Going to do a job, means you are thoroughly prepared in every aspect of your || Continue »

Finding Your Tribe

March 1, 2015

I am often told stories by singers about the difficulty they have in finding a community of like minded people with whom they can create dialogue that is meaningful to them as well as developing a support group. Where to begin… Becoming a performer is an individual sport. Sure you have a voice teacher and || Continue »

What Folder Are You In?

February 1, 2015

What’s one of the first things we as humans think about when we meet someone new? How much of my time, energy, or money, my resources, do I want to spend with this person, at this time?” The next thing we do is to make distinctions by deleting, distorting and generalizing all conversation and impressions || Continue »

Who’s Responsible for Your Career Success?

May 1, 2014

I am often amazed at how habits dominate our mental, physical and psychological way of moving forward in all that we do. It’s often not done on purpose, but rather we feel stuck and don’t understand how to start the process of change when we realize there might be a different and even better way || Continue »

It’s Just a Job! It’s Not Emotional or Personal

March 1, 2014

There are many, many programs and services out there for singers today, but too much of a good thing can also be overwhelming. I’ve heard from my own students that they can often feel confused and unsure which programs are worth their resources of time, energy and money. As is the case with my students, || Continue »

Success!

October 1, 2013

What is success? It’s something most of us want in our lives but often, have not really taken the time to examine exactly what success means to us individually. We might have a hazy picture of what it looks like. And we might already have it but don’t recognize it as such. Does success mean: || Continue »

Some Ideas to Help You Get and Stay Motivated

August 1, 2013

Being involved in a summer program whether it’s one that someone else has created or one you put together for yourself or even if you are just hanging out, becoming motivated sometimes seems beyond impossible. I recently ran across these 4 short and sweet points from Omar Periu, one of the world’s top motivational speakers || Continue »

Sexual Harassment and How To Handle It

July 1, 2013

Have you ever found yourself in a difficult situation of unwelcome or inappropriate sexual advances? This is a subject that is rarely talked about in our industry and I want to bring it out into the open so we can create a dialogue concerning this subject. Also, to let those to whom this has happened || Continue »

Reminder: It’s Just Business!

June 1, 2013

The first thing you need to remember is that business first and foremost is not emotional or personal; it’s about creating and maintaining healthy relationships including the one with yourself. And it’s having the courage to implement every step of your plan at each and every level of growth, from being a student to stepping || Continue »

NEW YEAR’S Aria Ready Tune UP Time!

January 1, 2013

Happy New Year! Want to kick the New Year off with a tune-up! Here are some ideas to help refresh your re-start button. Ever get tired of trying to figuring out how to get your foot in the door that will really take you to the next step in your career. Sometimes you might get || Continue »

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