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Category Archives: Know Thyself




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 »

The Power of Distractions and Emotional Weight That Goes With It

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Begin this New Year with power, optimism, and new way to look at how you think about what you think. Never before in human history have we been the recipients of so much information designed to fill us with ideas, desires, and distractions. The news of the world good, bad or indifferent || 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 »

Take Back Your Power in 2014

January 1, 2014

How often do you feel out of control, overwhelmed with all that has to be accomplished to pursue your career? And that is only part of the equation – you still have to do well at school and at your job so you can pay the bills, and have time for loved ones and friends. || 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 »

Connecting with Your Extra-ordinary!

March 1, 2013

I wish I had a nickel for every time I was asked the question, “What do I say, how do I behave when someone asks me what it is I do for a living? I’m still working on my voice and doing a bit of performing, but I can’t in all good conscious call myself || Continue »

Some Different Ideas That I Thought Might Interest You

October 1, 2012

In teaching singing, I often come across questions relating to these particular subjects and though maybe others of you might have the same questions and/or suggestions that would be good to share. I think that often, as voice teachers, we don’t talk enough about why it’s important to gain a really solid vocal foundation on || Continue »

Don’t Let Fear Get the Best of You!

August 1, 2012

Whenever we take a chance and enter unfamiliar territory or put ourselves into the world in a new way, we often experience fear. Very often this fear keeps us from moving ahead with our lives or trying new things. The trick is, as the title of a really great book by Susan Jeffers says, “FEEL || Continue »

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