What’s Your Freaking Superpower?

This reminded me of my overwhelm/opportunity post from a week or so ago. What are my weaknesses? And my strengths/superpowers? Insecurity / Confidence (Yes, they can exist in the same body) Jealousy / Compersion (the latter is a new word for me) Scarcity / Abundance I can trace all the perceived weaknesses I have toContinue reading “What’s Your Freaking Superpower?”

History has its eyes on you

Today is Election Day here in the United States. I voted via absentee ballot several weeks ago, so I have done my civic duty. And it appears that a record number of Americans have done/will be doing the same thing. In preparing my Musical Theater History & Performance Course: From Tin Pan Alley to Today,Continue reading “History has its eyes on you”

Expectations

I read a lot of political books. If you know me, you know which way I tend to swing, politically. I generally don’t talk about them in my business, because not everyone agrees on the subject, especially in this very divided condition we’re in right now. One of the books I read recently was JamesContinue reading “Expectations”

International Stuttering Awareness Day and Singing

Today is International Stuttering Awareness Day. Famous stutterers include: Marilyn Monroe, actor James Earl Jones, actor Mel Tillis, country singer Samuel L. Jackson, actor Bruce Willis, actor Nicole Kidman, actor Emily Blunt, actor Chris Martin, singer Carly Simon, singer Lazaro Arbos, singer/American Idol finalist Joe Biden, presidential candidate (interesting that, as of this writing, thereContinue reading “International Stuttering Awareness Day and Singing”

“Learning is something we get to do”

Seth Godin does not like the term “taking” lessons. He feels that it sounds like something you have to do, like take medicine, or take your punishment, or take your lumps (that last one is mine). It’s not something that he associates with something you do voluntarily or eagerly. Learning is different. Learning is somethingContinue reading ““Learning is something we get to do””

Reviewing the Situation: 6 Months of Online Lessons

I’m reviewing…. the situation …  It’s been a little over 6 months since we switched over to online lessons. A couple of people didn’t like the format and took a break, but most people are handling it quite well and, as I’ve mentioned before, there have been some advantages and people have had some breakthroughsContinue reading “Reviewing the Situation: 6 Months of Online Lessons”

Welcome to 2020-2021 – New Website, New Year!

I am delighted to introduce my new website, http://www.mezzoidvoicestudio.com! This is basically where you are right now, but I’ve built a whole new website around this blog site and moved it from my previous platform, mezzoid.com. Mezzoid.com still works. I have too many pencils, bags, and business cards bearing that URL to let it goContinue reading “Welcome to 2020-2021 – New Website, New Year!”

NATS 56 – Virtually Fantastic!

Right now, I am the student learning on Zoom, instead of the teacher. I’ve been consumed with the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) 56th National Conference since Thursday. The conference was supposed to be in Knoxville, TN, but Corona…. The conferences are always things I look forward to – I’ve only missed 2Continue reading “NATS 56 – Virtually Fantastic!”

Don’t rain on my p̶a̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ recital

Weather – specifically precipitation – has been the bane of my existence. I’ve had shows sabotaged by blizzards and ice storms. Birthdays rained on for 6 years in a row, including my graduation from high school on my 18th birthday. And I held a graduation party three days later. It rained then too. It’s enoughContinue reading “Don’t rain on my p̶a̶r̶a̶d̶e̶ recital”