How 12 songs are flying me to Wisconsin this fall

  2003 was a “hoop jumping” year.  I had this crazy notion that I was going to get a Master’s degree in Vocal Performance coming from a background in Piano Performance.  So 2003 was the year in which I had to play catch up, take lots of classes and prove to the faculty and admissions […]

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 […]

My life’s purpose in a quote by Anne Frank + random rant

I just found this quote and had to share: “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” Anne Frank This is how I spend my days, […]