Psychology of Singing

Coping With Criticism

My day of triumph had finally arrived! I made my NYC debut in a world premiere, and luckily the NY Times gave me a favorable review. Instantly I joined the

Why do you sing?

Why do you sing? This is the first question I often ask new voice students, sensing that they sometimes need to be shaken awake, in order to change direction and

Give Up the Fixed

“The future belongs to those who learn more skills and combine them in creative ways.” ― Robert Greene, Mastery People with a fixed mindset think their talents and intelligence are simply

How You Do What You Do Matters!

First we make our habits, then our habits make us.” Charles C. Nobel Imagine your brain is a garden, except instead of growing flowers, fruits, and vegetables, you grow synaptic


The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. ~Author Unknown   What is important about being in balance

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 no artist manager, publicist, teacher, or coach who can magically

You Are Olympian Too!

“Do or do not. There is no try.” -Yoda   What does it take to be an Olympian? Besides having amazing talent, solid technique, an unfailing belief in oneself, desire

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 you think about your loved ones, friends, colleagues, experiences? How

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 character, reap a destiny. Gandhi Let me start this blog

New Season! New Outlook!

Late August and early September signifies a new music season. Whether you are going back to school, starting a young artist program, preparing for auditions or revving up for your

Music Should Mean Something – Advice from George Shirley

Music should mean something. Sound should mean something. Know what and why you are singing and your sound will come from somewhere amazing. Venerated tenor and voice teacher George Shirley has

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 cause pain, or a threat”. According to Susan Krauss Whitbourne,

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