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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 »

The Power of Your Speaking Voice

February 1, 2013

I recently heard an interview with Tina Fey on NPR Radio about speaking voices and the effect their sound can have on how one is perceived. She told the story of being in an acting class with a very beautiful young woman who had this high, little girl voice that was simply annoying. She felt || 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 »

Ownership: Being Accountable for Growing Your Talent & Career

March 1, 2012

Once upon a time……. That is often the way many of us think at the beginning of this singing and career process. The journey usually begins with having some amount of talent that those closest to us might think astounding and worthy of a world career. This dream is further embellished in our own fantasy || Continue »

This New Year’s Agenda! Do The Job and Become The Fierce Warrior

January 1, 2012

How much of a real commitment have you made to getting the job done when it comes to working with an agenda when you practice, perform, audition, or even think about music and the industry of performance? I venture to guess that it is in reality more of a wish or want rather than a || Continue »

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 »

A Gentle Invitation

September 1, 2010

Your world has changed especially if you were involved in a structured summer program or created one for yourself! You can’t escape the chaos that seems to have invaded your world now that you have settled back into your routine. It’s hard to keep a clear perspective because your newly learned skills and tools will || 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 »

“Emotions” the Drug

June 1, 2010

  We say it in despair, in desperation, in denial and it even becomes a punch line, an excuse. Hey, I’m stuck in my emotions. It’s not what happens around us that determines what we feel. It is what we say to ourselves that does. Now, of course, I am talking about emotional feelings we || Continue »

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