Why use a trauma therapy for performers?

01 Nov

For two years I’ve been training in Somatic Experiencing, a therapy for helping people heal from trauma, and it’s become clear that it’s an excellent way to help performers manage their nerves. But why does it work? It all starts with the autonomic nervous system (ANS). The ANS is in charge of everything we do, […]

What would you choose?

22 Jan

How would you sing if you knew that the audience felt everything you felt? If they breathed with you, moved with you, danced with you? What if they also felt all the worry, the trying, the fixing, the conscious shaping of vowels and crisping of consonants? The *obsessing*? How would you choose to sing? Aiming […]

Stage Fright = Energy

16 May

If you have a voice and you use it, this workshop will lead you to your powerfully authentic expression. We will use Fitzmaurice Voicework to deal specifically with the energy (nerves!) that arrives in a heightened situation such as performance or public speaking. May 24th, 10am-4pm Green Thumb Theatre, 5522 McKinnon St, Vancouver $99/person Register […]

Après-Contest Track Sale

05 May

Now that contest is over (for most Regions), I bet you’re hungry for some new music! To celebrate the successful culmination of another contest season, I’m offering $25 of all learning tracks for the next week. Sale ends May 12th! As always, if you’d like to hear something in its entirely, just send me an […]

Now that contest is over…

12 Nov

The lashes are off, the costumes are put away, and thousands of singers left their hearts (and a few sequins!) on the stage. After that week in paradise, it can be a bit rough to return to the chill of winter and our regular routines. But, it’s the perfect time to cozy up and celebrate […]

Fitzmaurice Voicework® Singing Workshop

27 Jun

June 27, 2013 It’s workshop time! Come discover how Fitzmaurice Voicework® can transform your breath and voice… and maybe even your life. July 20, 12-4pm Anne MacDonald Hall at the Presentation House Theatre 3rd/Chesterfield, North Vancouver Register early! Space is limited to 15 participants. Got questions? Email me.

Structured Muck

24 May

I went to a singing-focused Fitzmaurice Voicework workshop in New York last weekend, and wouldn’t you know it – I learned something. Each person had an individual coaching in front of the rest of the group. When it was my turn, I began, comfortably and confidently, to sing my prepared song (Angels, Punks and Raging […]

Ribs: cage or wings?

18 Feb

What do you do with your ribs when you breathe? What if you’re going to speak or sing? When we inhale, the ribs open up and out, expanding the volume of the lungs. This causes air pressure to be lower in the lungs than in the outside world, and air whooshes in. Ideally the abdominal […]