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Belong to the Music

March 1, 2017

How many singers continually neglect to take the time to put the music into the voice before they stand up and perform? It seems there is more and more instant performing than ever. This process seems to be a lost art. I find it so helpful to take a new piece of music or an || Continue »

Attention to Details When Getting Ready for Auditions

October 8, 2016

In the business of opera, it is a given that a singer must focus on a myriad of things in preparation for an audition. Here’s the laundry list that you have probably heard over and over, that you need to pay attention to. First and foremost, the importance of a solid vocal technique; then thorough || Continue »

Mise-en-place – Everything in its Place

April 1, 2016

Don’t know if you knew this, but 35 years ago I took a hiatus from my career, and moved back to my home state of Arizona when my children were about to enter High School. In making this decision, I knew I would find great support from my family who lived there. It was at || Continue »

Want to Unravel the Mystery of Habits…

March 3, 2016

What do you think largely determines your choices, behavior, beliefs and thoughts?  You know that instant response that happens before you even think.  It’s your habits, those unconscious, automatic choices that surround you each day. They guide how you get dressed in the morning and fall asleep at night. They affect what you eat, how || Continue »

Hidden Rules of the Professional World of Performance

April 1, 2015

How do you prepare to be “part of the process” when you are hired to do a role? It is just a job after all, not a popularity contest or a stage for a pity party when things go wrong. Going to do a job, means you are thoroughly prepared in every aspect of your || Continue »

What Folder Are You In?

February 1, 2015

What’s one of the first things we as humans think about when we meet someone new? How much of my time, energy, or money, my resources, do I want to spend with this person, at this time?” The next thing we do is to make distinctions by deleting, distorting and generalizing all conversation and impressions || Continue »

Master Class Prep 101

January 20, 2015

In being invited to do a Master Class, whether it is here in the USA or Europe, I am almost always surprised by how unprepared the singer/performer can be. What is the purpose of a Master Class? It’s an opportunity to let the Master Teacher see, hear and feel, where you are right this minute || Continue »

How To Create Smart Goals

September 1, 2013

Getting back to your regular routine after your summer activities, no matter what they were, can sometimes feel like a letdown and the same old boring stuff that isn’t really working for you. This is the time to step up your resolve to create goals for where you want to go. It’s making sure you || Continue »

Just Sing the Exact Rhythms & Notes the Composer Wrote

May 1, 2013

Where to start… I enjoy watching both “The Voice” and “American Idol”. What I love the most is experiencing the blossoming of each artist musically, vocally, physiologically, and performance wise as the rounds get tougher toward the final cuts. And I love listening to the small clips of what the coaches impart to them. I’m || Continue »

Making Your Strategic Business Plan Work

April 1, 2013

Every business has a deliberate plan to reach their goals. It something called market strategy. Just because you have marketing strategy in place doesn’t mean you will experience success in reaching your objective. If you don’t know what you are doing and are just “throwing spaghetti against the wall to see if it sticks” you || Continue »

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