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Who’s In Charge In There?

December 1, 2011

Renunciation – rejection – repudiation – abandonment – denial; these are very powerful words that often accompany how we feel inside after an audition that might not have gone as well as expected. Or perhaps you presented an amazing audition but still didn’t get the job or win the competition and start questioning what happened; || Continue »

Emotions – Know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.

July 1, 2011

How often do you get all caught up in some emotion without even noticing that it is happening or what that particular emotion is? We all do this because we as humans, experience life through our senses, which in turn evoke and are attached to our feelings, our emotions. That is the beauty of being || Continue »

STRESS – Mind / Spirit & Body / Form

May 1, 2011

How heavy is a glass of water? If you hold it in your hand with your arm outstretched for a minute, that’s doable. However, if you had to hold it in that exact position for an hour or a whole day, that would be a whole different animal. I personally couldn’t do it. It’s not || Continue »

What Do You Think About When You Think of Having a Singing Career?

October 1, 2010

Often times a singer just getting their feet wet within the industry of performing still believes that the life of an artist is romantic, filled with a particular kind of sweet suffering and struggle. It’s the La Boheme syndrome; it’s our quixotic fantasy of the mid 1800’s way of life with all its passion, intrigue || Continue »

How Do You Know that You’re Ready for a Professional Singing Career?

August 1, 2010

Here is a customary situation that most singers struggle with as they feel the burning need to advance their position by stepping up a rung on that professional operatic ladder. This is an excerpt from one of my ongoing career consultations via email/Skype: “I have a feeling though that it is time to zero in || Continue »

Do You Care Too Much?

October 1, 2009

As everyone knows, audition season is upon us. Are you ready? And really, what does that mean? There are so many theories out there about how to deal with the stress, anxiety and fear often times associated with the actual doing of this process. I want to throw my hat into the ring with some || Continue »

Welcome Back to the Real World

August 1, 2009

That wonderful musical cocoon you have been in while participating in whatever summer program you have chosen has or is about to wind down. It has been an amazing experience and you have been nurtured and surrounded by fellow musicians who are for the most part, of like mind. You have been allowed to leave || Continue »

Take a Break and Relax – Your guide to taking a mental vacation

July 1, 2008

When was the last time you took a break from even thinking about singing or your career? Have you ever given yourself permission to take a mental vacation from singing? Even if you have to continue earning a living, you need a break or vacation from living this double life as bread earner and singer. || Continue »

From Stuck to Unstuck – Apr 2008

April 1, 2008

2008 is 25% over. Here we are facing the first part of April. Do you feel stuck where you are? How many of you feel like you are doing all the right things but are still coming up short when it comes to seeing much positive progress towards reaching your singing career goals? Does it || Continue »

Empowerment — Doing Power Differently

September 1, 2007

What is it to be empowered and once you have it, how does one use it to empower others? Empowerment is, simply put, using your energy to fuel actions and behavior that create healthy personal power. Every living thing is animated by energy; whether it’s a plant photosynthesizing the sun or humans interacting within a || Continue »

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