Approaching Liftoff!!

27 Dec

What a difference a year makes! At this time last year I couldn’t have imagined the adventure I’m about to have, and now it’s just a few days before I embark on a life-altering journey into the human voice, becoming a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. I want to offer my sincere thanks to all […]

Welcome!

10 Dec

Welcome to my lovely new site! To celebrate, all tracks are $25 off until Boxing Day!! I’m excited for you to discover the new ways you can Learn, Sing and Connect with me: -Listen to samples of every learning track! -Explore songs ‘You may also like…’ that match each song by theme, style or arranger […]

Workshop – Sale – Defying Gravity!

18 Oct

Time for a quick update! Still some space available in this weekend’s Free Body, Free Voice workshop in Calgary, AB. Register today! It’s International Contest week!! Let’s celebrate with a sale on learning tracks!! Until Sunday morning, all sets of tracks in the library are $25!! **Email me with your selections ASAP!** Thank you to […]

Uncomfortable? Open up and sing!

03 Oct

October 3, 2012 Something really interesting happened with my chorus at our last rehearsal. We sang through a song that’s always been lyrically challenging, and this time there were a bunch of wrong words and the sound was a bit closed-down, too. I asked them how it felt afterward, and one singer replied, ‘I couldn’t […]

What’s true now?

18 Sep

How do we truly connect with a song? There are lots of wonderful techniques to ‘get into character’ and perform a song. First figure out who you’re talking to, what you want from them, and what’s in the way of you getting what you want, and then decide how to try and get what you […]

Why be workful if you can be playful?

11 Sep

September 11, 2012 I think I got myself stuck in the whirlwind of September. It really feels like a New Year, more than January 1st, doesn’t it? Time to get things organized, time to plan and set goals, and time to buckle down and get to work. But that doesn’t sound like much fun,does it? It […]

Create a chorus of possibilities

28 Aug

August 28, 2012 I love starting a new season with my chorus each fall. There’s a freshness, an excitement about seeing each other and learning new music. There’s an air ofpossibility.  I love asking ‘what is possible?’ The mind can come up with wonderful things if it is allowed to meander around in the realm […]

The beauty of the ‘break’

13 Aug

The ‘break’. It’s every singer’s challenge: the place in the voice where things feel like they’re shifting gears, where transitions happen. The Italian word for it is passaggio, which means passageway. I notice that in my own speaking voice the notes in my passaggio happen to be where my voice naturally goes when I’m sad, angry or […]

Wrong is the new right

21 May

I’ve noticed that the most terrifying things are often the most freeing, IF you choose to actually do them. And what, I ask, is more terrifying than being wrong?? We’re simply not allowed to be wrong in this culture. Our entire school system is structured around achieving ‘rightness’: the right answer, the right opinion, the right […]