You Are What You Read

I never thought much about children’s books until I had my first child. If asked, I would have guessed that they were largely sweet, with positive messages and morals. Now that I’m a mom, I find myself constantly surprised by the books I come across. The creativity...

What Matters Most

Last month, I was asked by The Native Society to answer some rather intriguing questions. I hope you find them as inspiring as I did!   What do I do best? Love. That’s the first thought that came to my head. I wear many hats and have many roles in my life, but all of...

Giving Up “The Gift”

Every morning, a quote of inspiration arrives in my inbox. A few weeks ago, one said: “Share The Gift.” The encouragement to share yourself is lovely.  And I find it to be more powerful when said that way… share yourself, not your gifts. Why? In my practice, I work...

The Music and Magic of Singing

I was recently interviewed by Daisy De Boevere, a vocal coach in Belgium, about all things singing, music, and life. I hope you enjoy our conversation as much as I did…    You studied singing and have had a wonderful career as a professional singer and vocal...

We Are Our Voices

In my work, I’ve found that many people feel that using the voice is an activity, a hobby. . .  a ‘thing we do.’ That our voices are merely a facet or aspect of who we are. But that is not the case. Our voices are not only within us, they ARE us. We...

Why I Sing

As a therapist and voice coach, I belong to a number of professional organizations. On the music side, our focus ranges from the science of voice production to the art and heart of creativity and self-expression. A recent discussion by a voice teacher in South...

About The Art of Singing and Jennifer’s Method

Interview with Ghenady Meirson, founder of PrivateLessons.com and Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music and The Academy of Vocal Arts.   What was the “aha!” moment that encouraged you to write your first book, The Art of Singing? How many such moments did you...

Stop Playing it Safe… Be Brave!

Recently, a singer emailed over some songs for me to hear prior to our first meeting. They were good… other than some standard, easy-to-resolve tensions, there was nothing in his voice that was concerning or problematic.   What I did hear though, was safety.   I...

Preparing to Sing Onstage and in the Studio

On one level, singers are master preparers. We spend tremendous amounts of time training and practicing, and for many of us, songwriting as well. In fact, we’re so focused on our instruments and material that we can be virtually non-stop in our physical and mental...

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