Health & Technique

Do You Want to Be Happy?

By Alex Stoddard   Do you want to be happy? Of course you do you, that’s a silly question. A better question is what’s your secret or key to being

A Singer's Holiday Survival Guide

By Angela Peterson Winter   Almost every singer I know has a packed schedule in December: choir concerts, church gigs, Messiah performances, parties . . . not to mention personal

A Healthy Note: Artificial Sweeteners and the Voice

By Susan Brownfield Acid reflux or GERD (Gastrointestinal Esophageal Reflux Disease), as it’s sometimes referred to, is an uncomfortable and sometimes painful condition. It’s also a condition that is often

Managing Holiday Stress

By Carol Kirkpatrick, author of ARIA READY, The Business of Singing   Holiday time without the added pressure of being a performer can be a trial all by itself; having

The Art of Multitasking

By Jacqueline Horner-Kwiatek, member of the vocal quartet Anonymous 4; soloist specializing in both early and new music; private voice teacher.   As someone who wears many hats; performer, teacher,

Want to be Happy and Successful?

“You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.” Tom Hopkins   Often when you enter University as a performance

Breaking the Cycle of Self Sabotage

“Watch your thoughts; they lead to attitudes. Watch your attitudes, they lead to words. Watch your words; they lead to actions. Watch your actions; they lead to habits. Watch your

Being at Your Best

It’s that time of year. We’ve all been slogging through a tough winter trying to reach what many of us now have: spring break.   So how do you get

Relationships !!#%! Relationships?? Ah, Relationships. Part

“If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fear.” – Glenn Clark   This is part I of my

Your 2014 Memory Jar

How’s your memory?   We are often much better at remembering incidents of defeat or failure, as opposed to our best moments and this can reinforce low self-esteem and high

"And What Is It That You Do For a Living?"

“You can create the energy to turn your dreams into reality by knowing what to say when you talk to yourself.” – Shad Helmstetter   I wish I had a

Alternatives to Botox

Is the quest for the fountain of youth necessary in order to maintain your singing career and preserve that competitive edge? Is it worth it to subject yourself to injections