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“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 »

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 »

STRESS – Mind / Spirit & Body / Form

May 1, 2011

How heavy is a glass of water? If you hold it in your hand with your arm outstretched for a minute, that’s doable. However, if you had to hold it in that exact position for an hour or a whole day, that would be a whole different animal. I personally couldn’t do it. It’s not || Continue »

Managing Holiday Stress

December 1, 2010

Holiday time without the added pressure of being a performer can be a trial all by itself; having to deal with the gift giving thing and family dynamics can put one over the edge for sure. We often look forward to going home for the holidays and have some idealized vision of what it will || Continue »

What Do You Think About When You Think of Having a Singing Career?

October 1, 2010

Often times a singer just getting their feet wet within the industry of performing still believes that the life of an artist is romantic, filled with a particular kind of sweet suffering and struggle. It’s the La Boheme syndrome; it’s our quixotic fantasy of the mid 1800’s way of life with all its passion, intrigue || Continue »

“Emotions” the Drug

June 1, 2010

  We say it in despair, in desperation, in denial and it even becomes a punch line, an excuse. Hey, I’m stuck in my emotions. It’s not what happens around us that determines what we feel. It is what we say to ourselves that does. Now, of course, I am talking about emotional feelings we || Continue »

Start the New Year 2010 with a Bang

January 1, 2010

Most auditions are over for the time being – we are back from the Holidays and this period of time can often culminate in either becoming critical and down on ourselves for all the mistakes, failures and lost opportunities we incurred over the past year or it can become the time for constructive introspection as || Continue »

Do You Care Too Much?

October 1, 2009

As everyone knows, audition season is upon us. Are you ready? And really, what does that mean? There are so many theories out there about how to deal with the stress, anxiety and fear often times associated with the actual doing of this process. I want to throw my hat into the ring with some || Continue »

Distractions – Distortions – Delete!

September 1, 2009

Ever think about why things are not happening in your world, relationships, career and life when others around you seem to be organizing and orchestrating their lives toward their goals? You too might have gone to all the workshops or summer programs and gotten the same information, gone home and thought about how to apply || Continue »

The Art of Staying Healthy

March 1, 2009

Staying healthy requires balance within three areas of your life: mind, body and spirit. Each is a very important component in and of itself, but when one of these areas gets out of balance it often causes our immune system to falter allowing us to catch whatever is going around. I want to share with || Continue »

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