Together, we delve into strategic ways to bring words, lyrics, stories and presentations to life so you can make the greatest impact on your audience. Serving the words is a vocalist’s most satisfying and challenging task. It is the person who chooses to go deeply into his or her own awareness, using authentic physical postures and gestures, whose message transcends the proscenium line and draws forth tears, a spontaneous belly laugh, or sparks a new perspective.
Welcome to the Rejoice In Your Voice™ Masterclass Podcast, where I interview industry professionals, asking important questions of conductors, agents, singers, coaches, teachers, and directors, sharing powerful knowledge to help you craft your path to performing success! For, I want youaaa
Music connects the memories of our life and for those of us whose calling is to hold the silence and fill it with our song know all too well the vulnerability necessary to transcend the body to reach another person on a heart level. We are the storytellers, the torchbearers that draw people out and into the beauty of wholeness… embracing shadow and light – death and life, love and hate. Music gives us permission and space to feel the entirely of our human experience.
As a singer, actor, or public speaker, we are our instrument. The Sun Salutation activates your breathing, as well as stretching out your entire body… in less than 2 minutes. Try it!
Six Must-Do-Steps When Learning Your New Song So, you picked a new song. You love it…it is in your vocal range, sits nicely in your tessitura, and is a piece you feel drawn to perform. Now what? aaa
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Create your own flexible evaluation system that takes judgments and critiques out of your head and puts them on paper. With your new assessment process, the next time you listen to someone or want to improve a recording of yourself, you will have better tools to ensure your singing success and structured starting point to meet your performing goals.
Before heading into 2014, I took some time to reflect on the beginning of my love for music. Where did it all start? All spotlights point to my sweet “drama mama.” Mom has a bigger than life personality, is fearless in crowds, and never hesitates to sing a high C at any given moment… we won’t even go into her soprano “who-hooo” that beckons her children and grandchildren over isles and rounders in every public grocery or clothing store. Growing up, music filled our home. Melodies played on thick latex records introduced me to Robert Goulet, Beverly Sills, and Yuma Sumac. We enjoyed family outings to symphony concerts and ballet in the park. Dad, Mom, and I would often gather round the piano and sing hymns in 3-part harmony and, on our frequent road-trips, Spirituals and folk songs made the miles pass with ease. A fond music memory includes listening to Mom sing Summertime and Lord’s Prayer for civic events. “Summertime, and the living is easy!”
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