Practice Challenge – October 1-December 14, 2018

I have decided to pose a practice challenge to my students. And to myself, as well. A year ago, I made a recording of some songs I had commissioned by local composer Garth Baxter on poetry in both English and Irish Gaelic. The date of the recording was August 10. So, beginning about 2 monthsContinue reading “Practice Challenge – October 1-December 14, 2018”

This Small Room

  When I was growing up, I lived in a small 3 bedroom ranch house. We had one bathroom, two good sized bedrooms (although neither was particularly large) and a third bedroom which we called the small room. Until I went to college, I had one of the bigger bedrooms and my sister (who wasContinue reading “This Small Room”

A Year in Review (I know, it’s only June)

This has been an exciting year, filled with lots of opportunities and development for both my students and myself. Things that I’ve done for the studio this year: June 2018: Attended the NATS Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada and learned a ton of stuff! June 2018: Bought an iPad Pro and downloaded ForScore to betterContinue reading “A Year in Review (I know, it’s only June)”

Performance Success Profile, Take Two

After cleaning out files the other day, I discovered a performance success survey that I took in 2002. This was a bad time for me, performance-wise. Although I should’ve been at the top of my game, vocally, I was having a lot of performance anxiety that was really holding me back. And my scores onContinue reading “Performance Success Profile, Take Two”