The Triple Threat

In my practice, I work with a number of Broadway dancers who think that they can’t sing or act.  Which poses a real problem in an industry where being a ‘triple threat’– having all three skills– is valuable. There are certainly plenty of dancing roles in...

F*$ck Perfection!

A singer/songwriter I’ve been working with recently told me that she can’t stand listening to recordings of herself. That she cringes at every missed note and tonal imperfection. She’s also a recording engineer working on her own projects, which makes things that much...

The Power of Persistence

I’ve played piano all of my life. By ear. Meaning, that when I hear a song, I’m able to play it without needing to see the music. I can sight read single vocal lines, which is a necessity as a singer. And when pressed, I’m able to sit down and read a piano or...

Embrace Your Voice, Embrace Yourself

This article was originally published on Singsician, a great site chock full of resources for vocalists. Check it out! — Our voices reflect whatever is going on and whatever we are going through. And this applies to what is happening in our personal lives as...

Being Mindful versus Being Careful

I recently read an article in Business Insider about how often women overuse the word ‘just’; that it has become a ‘permission word’ which dilutes our message and weakens us when we speak. I’ve certainly found this to be the case. Not only in our words, but in our...

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...

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...

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...

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