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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 »

Important Career Criteria Choices

November 1, 2011

In my mind, there are two very important trends I have noticed that seem to be taking over our industry by embedding themselves in today’s singers psyche. I don’t know if it’s because the perception of the current economy puts real stress on how and where to spend your hard earned money, and/or that the || Continue »

Entrepreneurs: Nature or Nurture?

July 1, 2009

I’m sure like many other singers, you dream of eventually having a successful professional singing career and all that comes with it. It is foremost in your mind. And I know you have spent much time, energy and monies on gaining a solid vocal technique, polishing your languages and understanding the characters that you will || Continue »

Relationships – The Backbone of Every Career

June 1, 2009

Without a doubt, the most important part of career building, no matter the venue, is creating and maintaining relationships. To be able to use this business tool effectively requires you to remain consistent and purpose driven. It means you have to represent your personal brand at all times, not just when you think you are || Continue »

Where Did All Your Personal Style, Universal Good Manners and Proper Use of Our Beautiful English Lanuage Go?

April 1, 2009

With the prevalent thought in today’s society that fast is good, but moving even faster is always better, I believe we are losing our ability to understand and use many of our great communication and relationship skills and tools i.e. personal style, good manners and the use of our language. An example of the latter || Continue »

Reaching Out

February 1, 2009

Whether President Obama was your candidate or not, did you feel the energy and excitement generated during the inauguration January 20th? How did it make you feel? Did it give you hope and energy? His inaugural speech resonated strongly within me giving me much to ponder. I would like to share some of these thoughts || Continue »

Story Telling: The Art of Communication as an Artist

October 1, 2008

Over the summer I have had many singers ask me the best way to get the emotion, along with their ideas of the character into a role or even just an aria or song so it doesn’t seem contrived or as if they were just acting. They wanted to know how to make a piece || Continue »

The Follow Up (What to do with all the stuff you got at your last big musical event, summer program or convention.)

June 1, 2008

I have been asked numerous times,”What does one do with all the business cards and other materials you collected at a musical event, summer program or convention”? How do you go about following up on it all and also knowing what is the appropriate way for staying in touch with those you met? My first || Continue »

The Heart Connection

July 1, 2006

In today’s modern Western world many of us seem to have lost touch with that aesthetic, insightful part of ourselves, our “gut level” or heart feeling. It’s been noted by many of today’s prominent Medical Doctors and Scientists, that we, in the Western world, have become preoccupied with living in our heads. In fact most || Continue »

Know Thyself or “What is NLP?”

May 1, 2006

Our most important objective, whether singer, teacher, coach, composer, administrator, lyricist, conductor, stage director, stage manager, etc, is our ability to communicate effectively, both on stage and off. This objective encompasses our relationships with each other, the characters we portray onstage, and most importantly the one we have with ourselves. Yes, we do spend a || Continue »

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