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The Power of Distractions and Emotional Weight That Goes With It

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Begin this New Year with power, optimism, and new way to look at how you think about what you think. Never before in human history have we been the recipients of so much information designed to fill us with ideas, desires, and distractions. The news of the world good, bad or indifferent || Continue »

Step Up and Forge Your Own Path

August 1, 2015

How responsible are you for what’s happening in your life right now? Are you just going with the flow? Are you forever in an emotional state that keeps you distracted? Do you often blame others for what is or is not happening in your life? Often with new students or during consultations, I hear and || Continue »

Audition and Performance Anxiety

May 1, 2015

Audition and performance anxiety is an evolutionary throwback — one that can be directly tied to our more primal neurological heritage; it’s called fight or flight. This fear that is elicited by stage fright ignites the body’s fight-or-flight response, which is what brings about its various physical and physiological manifestations. Essentially, it’s the perceived sense || Continue »

Collect and Reset Yourself

December 1, 2014

Has there ever been a time when toward the end of an especially challenging day, you felt compelled to sit, close your eyes and try to calm your body and quiet your mind because you had an important audition or performance two hours from now? Are you having trouble with this? Is your anxiety level || Continue »

It’s Just a Job! It’s Not Emotional or Personal

March 1, 2014

There are many, many programs and services out there for singers today, but too much of a good thing can also be overwhelming. I’ve heard from my own students that they can often feel confused and unsure which programs are worth their resources of time, energy and money. As is the case with my students, || Continue »

Reminder: It’s Just Business!

June 1, 2013

The first thing you need to remember is that business first and foremost is not emotional or personal; it’s about creating and maintaining healthy relationships including the one with yourself. And it’s having the courage to implement every step of your plan at each and every level of growth, from being a student to stepping || Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Who’s Running Your Business?

September 1, 2012

Are you the leader of your business and life, or have you ever given thought to that concept? Are you of the mind to only deal with your “stuff” as it comes up or do you have a strategic plan of action in place, even if it is minimal at the moment? Or do you || Continue »

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