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Master Class Prep 101

January 20, 2015

In being invited to do a Master Class, whether it is here in the USA or Europe, I am almost always surprised by how unprepared the singer/performer can be. What is the purpose of a Master Class? It’s an opportunity to let the Master Teacher see, hear and feel, where you are right this minute || Continue »

Reading List for Summer 2014

June 1, 2014

This article is a bit different because I want to give you a Summer Reading List that I think you might enjoy whether you are traveling to a summer program or have chosen to continue working on your own plan of action at home. I haven’t put up a reading list in awhile, so there || 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 »

How To Create Smart Goals

September 1, 2013

Getting back to your regular routine after your summer activities, no matter what they were, can sometimes feel like a letdown and the same old boring stuff that isn’t really working for you. This is the time to step up your resolve to create goals for where you want to go. It’s making sure you || Continue »

Just Sing the Exact Rhythms & Notes the Composer Wrote

May 1, 2013

Where to start… I enjoy watching both “The Voice” and “American Idol”. What I love the most is experiencing the blossoming of each artist musically, vocally, physiologically, and performance wise as the rounds get tougher toward the final cuts. And I love listening to the small clips of what the coaches impart to them. I’m || Continue »

Making Your Strategic Business Plan Work

April 1, 2013

Every business has a deliberate plan to reach their goals. It something called market strategy. Just because you have marketing strategy in place doesn’t mean you will experience success in reaching your objective. If you don’t know what you are doing and are just “throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks” you || Continue »

Getting Back On the Horse

December 1, 2012

2012 is quickly coming to a close. How is your life and singing career progressing? Is your vocal technique in A+ ready mode to help launch you into a professional career or move you to the next rung of that professional ladder? Have you chosen the appropriate arias and are they performance ready? Are you || Continue »

How to Tame The Beast!

November 1, 2012

If you live in America in the 21st century you’ve probably had to listen to a lot of your colleagues and friends tell you how busy they are. Sure it’s hard to deal with the pressures of having a job, all the while worrying about the added time, energy and money needed to continue your || 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 »

I Give you… “Permission to Fail!”

July 1, 2012

Preparing for and pursuing a career as a performer is always a risk. Are you ready as you head off to your summer programs or performances, to deal with the X factor, the unknown smidgens that might make you feel a bit scared and unprepared because this is a new experience? Do you have a || Continue »

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