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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 »

Success!

October 1, 2013

What is success? It’s something most of us want in our lives but often, have not really taken the time to examine exactly what success means to us individually. We might have a hazy picture of what it looks like. And we might already have it but don’t recognize it as such. Does success mean: || Continue »

Some Ideas to Help You Get and Stay Motivated

August 1, 2013

Being involved in a summer program whether it’s one that someone else has created or one you put together for yourself or even if you are just hanging out, becoming motivated sometimes seems beyond impossible. I recently ran across these 4 short and sweet points from Omar Periu, one of the world’s top motivational speakers || 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 »

Don’t Let Fear Get the Best of You!

August 1, 2012

Whenever we take a chance and enter unfamiliar territory or put ourselves into the world in a new way, we often experience fear. Very often this fear keeps us from moving ahead with our lives or trying new things. The trick is, as the title of a really great book by Susan Jeffers says, “FEEL || 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 »

Part II – Good Business Attitudes & Practices

March 1, 2011

Last month I gave you the formula for creating your authentic and unique Personal Brand backed by your very own powerful Personal Mission Statement that supports said brand. This month I want to talk to you about how you and your business will be able to grow and change in tandem as you put into || Continue »

Goals – Friend or Foe?

September 1, 2008

Answer these three questions: 1. Do you have a plan in place to reach your goals? 2. If so, do you know where you are right now within that plan? 3. Where do you want to be goal wise next year at this time? How did that work for you? If you are happy with || Continue »

The Full Measure of Your Potential! How To Be A Winner

February 1, 2008

Would your life be different if you were treated daily by others and yourself, as if you lived up to the full measure of your potential not only as a singer, but as a whole human? What would that look, feel and sound like to you? Our country has spent several decades “dumbing down” all || Continue »

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