What Are You Waiting For?

I worked with a wonderful singer/songwriter in London last week, who came to me with a list of problems. He wasn’t sure about his range or his tone, whether his songs were in the right key… Whether he was recording them correctly, whether his record is ready to...

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...

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