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Say No to Noise!

Noise... the stuff that gets in the way of a successful audition. It is so important for all performers to block the noise. Noise is anything that distracts you from doing the very best audition possible. Becoming a victim to Noise can happen by indulging in pre-show gossip, bullying, self-esteem issues, negative ...

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SELF-AWARE = IMPROVEMENT

Singers often ask me how to improve their technique…faster. Training your body to sing with little, or even no tension, can be a long process. I always try encouraging the student to become more self-aware of their body to increase the rate of vocal improvement. Think about how aware a dancer ...

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Be Selfish of your Health

  Be selfish of your health. I am very selfish of my health. I have been known, during the run of a show or approaching a performance, to become a hermit. I try my best to avoid germs and put my health first.  I share drinks and water bottles with NO ONE. ...

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Being PERFECT doesn’t matter.

  I had a realization this past Saturday. I realized that being perfect doesn't matter. Striving for perfection isn't real. As I entered the stage door I was greeted by another person in our production. We exchanged friendly hellos and made some comments on the upcoming final performance of this particular show. ...

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Perfect practice makes perfect.

If you are a singer you have had a moment when you've asked yourself, "Am I practicing correctly?" How does a singer practice? Where should they practice? How long should the practice sessions be? Below I've listed my top ten practice tips that I've learned on my journey and that ...

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DRIVE [noun]

DRIVE [noun] It's true. The word "drive" can be used as a verb. Instead let's consider the word "drive" today in its other form, as a noun. It is the secret behind those that are successful. The humans that obtain goals, make dreams realities and are persistent possess drive. When I am ...

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“In the field of opportunity, it’s plowing time again.”

  Once upon a time I had a restaurant job. I learned a great deal about life at this job. It was at this job that I first saw this quote, "In the field of opportunity, it's plowing time again." It was the screen saver on one of my boss's computers. ...

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10 Reasons Why REJECTION Should Be Your Best Friend

TOP 10 Reasons Why REJECTION Should Be Your Best Friend I know this seems like one of those things people say to help make you feel better. It’s sort of like, “This experience will help you build character.” Or my personal favorite, “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” While these phrases ...

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I am awesome at ____________.

I am awesome at planning a dinner party. I am awesome at singing Gershwin. I am awesome at shopping with coupons. Ask someone near you right now to list three things they are awesome at in life. Did they become instantly uncomfortable? Shy? Unsure? I often ask new students this very question. It helps me ...

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NERVES OF STEEL

               NERVES OF STEEL The phrase I hear students say more than any other phrase is, “I was so nervous,” or “How do I make myself feel less nervous?” I think I may have the answer. Well, I would say I have it 90% figured ...

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