Requests are anything that asks for your attention, time, and commitment. They can be simple or complex. When you’re considering a request, it's important to remember that if you don't take care of yourself first, you won't be able to show up for yourself, those you love, or the things you're already committed to. Here’s a list of five ways to respond to requests that will change your life for the better.Read More
I wish I could go back and tell my younger self that she will someday make sounds that she loves. That perfect isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. That she WILL be able to make the sounds that she hears in her head someday, but that what really matters — is to give voice to what she hears in her heart. ♥️Read More
Sleep. Often elusive. Always essential.
As a singer, you already know that sleep is the first thing that goes when you're busy preparing for a performance. We all know that sleep is necessary, but how does a lack of it affect your voice?
Read on to learn how vital sleep is to a singer’s life, and how you can get more of it.Read More
Why are you pursuing a career in music? What do you value? What gives you energy — and infuses your life with purpose and meaning?
These are big questions. If you don't have the answers - you're not alone. In this blog post, you'll discover why it's important to have an inner compass, and how it can help your singing career.Read More
There's an old saying for singers, "If you want to sing clear you gotta pee clear." And it's true. Right up there with sleep is the importance of staying hydrated. You can be slightly dehydrated and not even know it. Let's take a look at what your vocal cords are made of, what happens to them when they’re dried out, and how you can help them to stay hydrated so you can sing your best.Read More
Life happens. When it does and you’re forced to take a break from practicing, creating, or working on your career — how do you begin again?
When I’m derailed by life’s inevitable interruptions, I have to remind myself that breaks are a part of the creative process. Resistance is futile. It just makes the process more difficult.Read More
As the quiet of winter opens up some time and headspace to work on my Living A Vocal Life eCourse and Podcast, I’ll continue to keep you posted here. I started this journey last spring to help singers create their own vocal life. As I move into the rhythm of creating, I’ll also share my discoveries along the way.
This week's discovery? Joy. And I’d like to share some with you!
In my search for how to create a website that reflects who I am and what I care most about, I found two women whose courses made all the difference, and I’d like to introduce them to you. Meet Squarespace expert Kerstin Martin, and Made Vibrant branding virtuoso, Caroline Winegeart.Read More
Who knew winter would turn out to be my favorite season last year? Nestled in my home office in Portland OR, I got to immerse myself in learning and creating - two of my favorite things. The result? This website. Why? Because I needed a home for “Living A Vocal Life” — an eCourse I’m creating that integrates over 30 years of my experience in performing, teaching, and coaching to help singers who want to create a sustainable LIFE in music.Read More