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Communication is Key

In any relationship, communication is key. Whether it’s a marriage (and I’m on my second, so I can verify this is true), a friendship, or a work relationship, it is essential that you communicate. Something that I’ve noticed much more of since I opened my East Coast studio is that people don’t answer: the phoneContinue reading “Communication is Key”

Showcase 2022!

On June 5, I will be hosting a showcase featuring 12 of my current students performing primarily ensembles from musical theater, opera, and nu-folk. The performance will be at Trinity Episcopal Church in Towson at 3pm and is free to the public. I have done a few studio programs since I’ve been back in BaltimoreContinue reading “Showcase 2022!”

College Bound 2022

It’s that time of year when my students make the decision about where to go for college. (I was going to write about past studio showcases, but this is more important.) This year I have three students who are pursuing arts career tracks and have gone through a rather grueling audition process. They had aContinue reading “College Bound 2022”

I’m BACK

I’m back from my trip to the UK, and honestly, I kind of wish I were still there. Sometimes I go places, and I think, “I could live here.” My husband will say that I always say that, but it’s not true. I definitely could not live in New Orleans (hurricanes!). I love Key West,Continue reading “I’m BACK”

Borle & Hicks – Together Again!

Last year, Mezzoid Voice Studio hosted actors Christian Borle and Adrianna Hicks as the master clinicians for World Voice Weekend. Their master classes were incredible, and they offered terrific insight for their singers. We were fortunate enough to get them, in large part because Broadway was shut down. Now that the Great White Way hasContinue reading “Borle & Hicks – Together Again!”

The Unwitting Personal Trainer/Emulating vs. Imitating (Again)

While I’m in England, enjoy this post from 2020 (I have an even greater appreciation of Billie Eilish since this post was written): ******** About 7 years ago, I was at Zumba at the Wisconsin Athletic Club, and I was not feeling all that motivated. I had a move coming up, I was packing, andContinue reading “The Unwitting Personal Trainer/Emulating vs. Imitating (Again)”

Pressing Pause

I am in need of a well-deserved vacation. On March 4, 2020, I had a chat in FB Messenger with a friend and she asked what I was up to. I told her I was a little overwhelmed because, at that point, I had the following on my plate: Five more performances of Don Giovanni with WNOContinue reading “Pressing Pause”

Happy World Piano Day!

Happy World Piano Day! On this day, the 88th day of the year (one day for each key on the piano – except the Imperial Bösendorfer, which has 97, and certain digital keyboards, which have fewer), we celebrate the instrument that has given us so much joy, whether as a solo instrument, or for usContinue reading “Happy World Piano Day!”

Hitting the Right Chord: How Music Programs Boost STEM

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Technology) Education has become a major focus for schools, often to the detriment of a school’s music program (although somehow the athletic department always manages to keep their funding). As I’ve written recently, March is Music in Our Schools Month. But what if your school doesn’t have a solid musicContinue reading “Hitting the Right Chord: How Music Programs Boost STEM”

Teacher, Coach, or Mentor?

Teacher, Coach, or Mentor? What do you need? And what is the difference? I defined the differences between the services offered by voice teachers and vocal coaches in a previous blogpost (which was actually the content of a page I decided to keep as a link instead of separate page). I’d like to go aContinue reading “Teacher, Coach, or Mentor?”