Tuesday, November 29 marks the electronic release of my holiday recording with pianist Lurray Myers, “It’s for You….for Christmas.” While the album releases today on CDBaby, Amazon and iTunes, a limited number of physical copies of the CD are in production as well. I wrote these notes for the CD insert and thought I would […]
As promised, here are my Week 1 results! For me, this was a week of learning new music and revisiting some music I’d like to keep up in my voice. Happy Practicing! 🙂 For those wondering what in the world this is about, the post about the 6 week challenge is here.
YAY. I am happy, happy, happy. I am just back from a very productive evening with my friends and colleagues at Burnt Orange Sound Studio. I went to record a project with pianist Lurray Myers and recording engineer Matt DeSear. This is the third project that we have all worked on together. I recorded […]
Common phrases heard around the word “practice.” Practice makes perfect. How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, practice, practice. The word itself has always elicited a full spectrum of emotion from me. Positive, negative, indifferent! I often refer to the tennis court as my happy place. Or the spot in my home where I […]
The last time I was in New York, I was asking my voice teacher, Rosa Vento, for some advice on the direction of my career. She gave me several suggestions, but the one that stuck the most was plain and simple: “Get on the horse and ride!” I may have taken her advice a little […]
I recently had the pleasure of reconnecting with a student who had been a part of my studio at the college where I teach. She’d been away from singing for a while and wanted to invest again in training her voice. I could understand her ache to sing very well. That calling haunts us until […]