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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

It’s a New Year, It’s a New Dawn, and it’s a New Day. Happy 2017! Now… What Do YOU Plan to Do With It?

January 4, 2017

Sometimes, to become successful and get closer to the person you can become, and have that career you so desperately want, you don’t need to add more things or rehash the same subject over and over without resolution. We need to learn how to stop that insidious noise in our heads, or I like to || Continue »

Keeping the Ball Rolling

September 2, 2016

Don’t you feel more confident and motivated after returning home from your summer program? What do you plan to do with these feelings and information? How do you plan to parlay them into something you can continue to build on as you move through this year and into the next season of auditions? How do || Continue »

Taking Care of “The Self”

August 5, 2016

No matter what you are doing or participating in this summer, are you still feeling stressed and anxious? Are there projects or expectations placed on you of your own volition; things that are next to impossible to accomplish in the real world? Are you worrying about making the right impression on those that are in || Continue »

Confidence – Three Basic Beginning Steps.

May 5, 2016

To further your career, you must step out and do appropriate auditions, summer programs, find new and safe places to practice your craft and perfect a new role. You will have the opportunity to work with unknown and new coaches, conductors, stage directors, and colleagues.  You will also have the opportunity to network, and build || Continue »

Want to Unravel the Mystery of Habits…

March 3, 2016

What do you think largely determines your choices, behavior, beliefs and thoughts?  You know that instant response that happens before you even think.  It’s your habits, those unconscious, automatic choices that surround you each day. They guide how you get dressed in the morning and fall asleep at night. They affect what you eat, how || Continue »

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