Available today: “It’s for You…for Christmas”

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 […]

I’m up to something! (In the recording studio…)

  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 […]

On the frustration that is sometimes known as practice

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 […]

In My Own Words

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 […]