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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 »

Perfection as an Artist – Is There Such a Thing?

November 5, 2016

When I looked up the word “perfect” I noticed that most of the denotation for this word deals in religious ideals, which are different for each religion and human striving in ones behavior toward that religious goal, which is often unrealistic. There is nothing wrong with that, but it says nothing about there being “a” || 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Some Different Ideas That I Thought Might Interest You

October 1, 2012

In teaching singing, I often come across questions relating to these particular subjects and though maybe others of you might have the same questions and/or suggestions that would be good to share. I think that often, as voice teachers, we don’t talk enough about why it’s important to gain a really solid vocal foundation on || Continue »

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

February 1, 2012

Practice, Practice, Practice? How and what do you practice? Practicing is a commitment to excellence that starts with a solid strategy, defined goals, a realistic tactical plan, plus a brand story that will continue to develop your brand voice (singing voice) with authority and authenticity. This means getting relentlessly fierce mentally as you focus on || Continue »

Open Your Mind to What is Possible

April 1, 2011

Having a professional singing career is about intention, intensity and precision. The path is organic, logical, needs tending every day; a living entity that is adaptable and embraces change. Having a professional singing career is not for the faint of heart. Are you open to knowing some of the reasons you may not be getting || Continue »

Get Your Money’s Worth

November 1, 2010

In the winter of 333 B.C., the Macedonian general Alexander and his army arrived in the Asian city of Gordian to take up winter quarters. While there, Alexander heard about the legend surrounding the town’s famous knot, the “Gordian Knot.” A prophecy states that whoever is able to untie this strangely complicated knot will become || Continue »

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