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HOW TO GET OUT OF YOUR “MIND SWAMP”!

April 6, 2017

How often do you get stuck in that place in your mind that takes you deeper and deeper into chaos, confusion, gridlock, deep anxiety and panic? It feels like there is no way out. And if you manage to get out, you feel lost, stupid, therefore not worthy, and very frustrated. I think we’ve all || 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 »

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 »

The Aftermath of Auditioning: Rejection / Choice

December 1, 2008

The life of a performer can be exciting, rewarding and encouraging. It involves lots of preparation for becoming a contender as performer, and also requires you to know the person inside the singer well so you can confidently present and represent your Personal Brand when it comes time to sell your product especially in an || 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 »

It’s a NEW YEAR 2007! What Are You Grateful For?

January 1, 2008

Some days you just want to stay in bed hoping the world forgets you exist! It can happen especially at this time of year when the weather keeps us bundled up and indoors. Often the sky is overcast and it’s damp and gray, which can be another downer when it seems to happen day after || Continue »

Loss and Transitions

March 1, 2007

Mark found himself beginning to fully embrace the character of Pinkerton in Butterfly. It was a role he knew would become part of his repertoire at some point during his career. However, the opportunity to sing this role at New York City Opera was going to move him into a whole different category as far || Continue »

Performance Anxiety

September 1, 2006

As a singer, performing was what I lived for. I loved being the character and telling the story by becoming part of it. I felt as if I were the one making the music happen and making the story unfold. I felt totally immersed in the emotional movement of the music and story; that my || Continue »

Expanding Your Comfort Zone

May 1, 2005

What do you dream of achieving not only in your professional singing career, but in life in general? In your wildest imagination what do you see yourself doing? Now, what is standing between you and the realization of that dream? There are so many reasons and excuses we use for not pursuing our dreams. Sometimes || Continue »

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