There was a TV show on about 20 years ago called The Weakest Link. It was a winner-take-all game show that was a cross between Who Wants to be a Millionaire and Survivor. The host back then was a British woman, Anne Robinson, who insulted the contestants by sneering at their wrong answers and questioning theirContinue reading “You are NOT the weakest link!”
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Voice lessons and physical therapy
This morning I was reading a blogpost by Seth Godin about The Physical Therapy Metaphor and I was thinking about how much studying voice and physical therapy have in common. I’m not talking about voice therapy in the event someone is dealing with a vocal injury; I’m talking about the process and goal of voiceContinue reading “Voice lessons and physical therapy”
Wholistic or Holistic Voice Lessons?
Should you be taking voice with a holistic voice teacher or a wholistic one? Is there a difference? Is the latter an egregious and somewhat pretentious misspelling of the former (some would think so)? And what the heck is “wholistic/holistic” voice training, anyway? Definitions differ depending on where you look. According to Merriam-Webster, “wholism” isContinue reading “Wholistic or Holistic Voice Lessons?”
Curiosity Killed the …
Nothing. It kills nothing. Curiosity is a good thing. According to Seth Godin (who I haven’t quoted for a while), curiosity is one of the three foundations of art: Curiosity Generosity Connection These three components allow us to create and to make art, which “is a tool that gives us the ability to make thingsContinue reading “Curiosity Killed the …”
My First Webinar!
This past Saturday, I hosted a webinar on the topic of singing the Schubert Ave Maria. Each attendee received a handout afterwards covering: The history of the piece (spoiler alert: Schubert did not write the Ave Maria – at least that wasn’t the name of the song, it wasn’t in Latin, nor was it intended as a settingContinue reading “My First Webinar!”
Did you have a grapefruit this week?
My husband is somewhat hard of hearing. It comes from spending his 20s in rock bands and his 30s doing woodworking projects, both without benefit of hearing protection. So when I said to him last week, “Online lessons are going so much better than I expected. Yesterday I had three people who had breakthroughs!” HeContinue reading “Did you have a grapefruit this week?”
World Voice Day in a Time of Silence
Every year, World Voice Day seems to coincide with something that prevents me from celebrating it. Last year, it was during Holy Week. The year before, I was teaching all day at Howard Community College. And the year before that it was Easter Sunday. And this year, we have a pandemic. And all performances areContinue reading “World Voice Day in a Time of Silence”
Is your child READY for voice lessons?
Originally, I had this as “Is your child ready to sing?” but then my business mentor, the great and powerful Michelle Markwardt Deveaux (although she’s more authentic than the Wizard of Oz), pointed out that all children are ready to sing. Whether they’re ready for lessons is another story. I don’t usually teach students underContinue reading “Is your child READY for voice lessons?”
The Performing Teacher/Teaching Artist
The biggest reason I moved back to the east coast from Milwaukee was because I was not performing at all. Or hardly at all. On the up side, this allowed/forced me to focus on developing my teaching/business skills, and I discovered that I’m really good at this. But performing was important to me, both becauseContinue reading “The Performing Teacher/Teaching Artist”
What’s Next? – It’s BIG
The other day I wrote a blog called A Year In Review about all the things that happened that were studio-related since about this time a year ago. Today I’m going to write about the things that I see on the horizon. This is what I’ve got planned for 2019-2020: Write articles for the Roland ParkContinue reading “What’s Next? – It’s BIG”