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Auditioning – How To Collect and Reset Yourself

February 1, 2016

It’s that time of year again. Hurrah! It’s auditioning season. Are you ready? Well are you! Or is this just going to be the same old, same old yet once again even though this past year was so much more successful in so many ways. If thinking about putting all your good work in front || Continue »

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 »

Take Back Your Power in 2014

January 1, 2014

How often do you feel out of control, overwhelmed with all that has to be accomplished to pursue your career? And that is only part of the equation – you still have to do well at school and at your job so you can pay the bills, and have time for loved ones and friends. || 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 »

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 »

“If You Want a Guarantee, Buy a Toaster!” – Clint Eastwood

August 1, 2011

What is your attitude after a performance? Are you in it for the accolades, the audiences immediate response, and then the good things people say to you after a performance starting with your colleagues, conductor, stage director, stage manager, fans, to family and critics, etc? Does this help give you your identity that totally depends || Continue »

The Power of Abstract Thoughts!

May 1, 2010

  How does the power of abstract thoughts concern me the singer? What is important for me to understand about this subject? Two very good questions! Here are some facts, thoughts and suggestions I would like you to consider. As you may remember I often say “thoughts are things” so we have to be careful || Continue »

Hitting the Brick Wall: Powerlessness – Anger – Frustration – Hopelessness

March 1, 2010

David Servan-Schreiber, French psychiatry professor and author said in an article in Ode magazine, “One of the most stressful things for an animal in captivity is to find itself in a new cage with a new group, where it must establish a new social position. Humans are not so different. We too struggle to establish || Continue »

The Power of Music

November 1, 2009

What is it about music, any kind of music, that makes us feel things? Why do we love and need it in our lives? What is your role as performer in this whole process? What responsibility do you have in making music, which for the most part was written many decades ago, become relevant to || Continue »

New Year’s Resolutions, 2008

January 1, 2009

Formulating and then actually articulating and carrying out New Years resolutions you consider believable and worthy of your time, energy and money, are most times just frivolous wishes and dreams which quickly fade away after the first few days and weeks of the new year. How would it be for you if you made even || Continue »

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