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02
Apr

Balance

The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson.

28
Mar

Coping With Criticism

My day of triumph had finally arrived! I made my NYC debut in a world premiere, and luckily the NY

20
Mar

Spoiler Alert: Your Fairy Godmom Has Left the Building

There is no miracle cure, no magic bullet, no short cut, and no fast track to your desired future. There’s

01
Mar

You Are Olympian Too!

“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda   What does it take to be an Olympian? Besides having

05
Jan

LET’S ALL SHINE-The Power of Positive Thought

THE POWER OF POSITIVE THOUGHT What do your thoughts do for you? How are you thinking about yourself? How do

02
Jan

Happy New Year – Mindset – Which Rules Your World, Amateur or Professional?

Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a

15
Aug

New Season! New Outlook!

Late August and early September signifies a new music season. Whether you are going back to school, starting a young

05
Aug

Do The Work

Do the work. That was one of the pieces of wisdom that venerated tenor and voice teacher George Shirley gave

22
Jun

Let’s all Shine!- No Fear! You Got This!

The definition of fear is “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to

02
Jun

To be Musical or to be Boring-That is the Question (Part 2)

Be bold. Take chances. Be creative and “Whatever you do, don’t be boring.”  Whether you agree or disagree with our

03
May

Change = Growth

How to reset the context of your current thinking by asking,”What’s in it for me?”   The trouble with using

17
Mar

The Dilemma For Cross Over Singers – Part 2

A continuation of a typical story from the studio of someone who works with nonclassical singers. The First Step Well,

10
Mar

The Dilemma For Cross Over Singers – Part 1

A sad, but typical story from the studio of someone who works with nonclassical singers—part one of two. A woman,

06
Mar

Stop the Insidious Noise

“On your last day on earth, the person you became will meet the person you could have become.” — Anonymous Sometimes, to

20
Jan

Why We Still Can’t Get Enough of Callas

Forty years after her untimely death, we operaphiles are still being mesmerized by the voice of Maria Callas. Why, I

09
Jan

IT’S THE SINGING, STUPID

This New Year gives us all a glorious opportunity to refocus on what’s essential.  Recently I’ve allowed various distractions to

09
Dec

Negative Self-Talk?

During the holidays, with all the season’s extra stress, mindset issues are compounded.’Tis the season for self-flagellation?! Let’s stop beating

01
Dec

Vision – Mission – Value of and for Auditioning

“Life is 10 percent what happens to me and 90 percent of how I react to it.” -Charles Swindoll What

28
Nov

Crack the Cocoon

This year’s election shocked me, and the echo chamber of social media was perhaps the biggest source of my surprise.

21
Nov

De-stress Your Holidays

We’re in the official slide into the season. For many, it’s downhill. There are all the usual issues: we over-indulge, we over-spend, and we

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