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Performance Anxiety??

March 7, 2020

All of us have had nightmares about forgetting text or musical phrases as we get close to performing new arias or a new role. It’s not uncommon! Often, we feel it is a benchmark for ourselves and others to know if we have truly done the work and are now ready to perform with a || Continue »

The Feedback Loop

February 6, 2020

You are responsible for what happens in your life. You can’t blame anyone or anything else for your results. If you are tired and frustrated by all the information out there that just doesn’t work for you, take a beat and then think about this: We are all internally wired differently, use different inner languages || Continue »

The Importance of building a “Personal” Inspiring Library!

November 1, 2019

Whether you read books online and have a virtual library, or create a hard copy book library, it truly can be your “go to” for inspiration, solving problems, getting info, etc. I know it can often seem overwhelming as to who’s information you should trust and help you make decisions. For me it is about || Continue »

Goals/The Feedback Loop

October 6, 2019

How much time, effort and sometimes even money have you already spent on trying to figure out how to build a user friendly, functional and easily reachable set of goals? One’s interest, motivation and all enthusiasm start to wane after a few weeks or months of unsuccessful trying. Or how about this; you just finished || Continue »

Happy 2019!! Time to Claim Your Victory

January 4, 2019

An important part of having a career is learning to be realistic and honest about your ability to create not just a sell-able product, but to also create a system that works just for you, to accomplish it. You might start this process with what someone else suggests or what you have read in a || 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 »

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 »

Belong to the Music

March 1, 2017

How many singers continually neglect to take the time to put the music into the voice before they stand up and perform? It seems there is more and more instant performing than ever. This process seems to be a lost art. I find it so helpful to take a new piece of music or an || Continue »

Perfection as an Artist – Is There Such a Thing?

November 5, 2016

When I looked up the word “perfect” I noticed that most of the denotation for this word deals in religious ideals, which are different for each religion and human striving in ones behavior toward that religious goal, which is often unrealistic. There is nothing wrong with that, but it says nothing about there being “a” || Continue »

Mise-en-place – Everything in its Place

April 1, 2016

Don’t know if you knew this, but 35 years ago I took a hiatus from my career, and moved back to my home state of Arizona when my children were about to enter High School. In making this decision, I knew I would find great support from my family who lived there. It was at || Continue »

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