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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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