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I'm a very unskilled pianist. And today an interesting thing emerged in a voice lesson I was teaching - I was playing chords and a singer's part and stumbling a bit. And her singing mimicked my playing. Pretty blocky. I told her, "Look, pretend that … [Read more...]

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Corporate Leadership and Team Training

Do you understand and connect with the people you work with?

Have you ever wanted your team to be...vibing? Many people yearn connect and work together with less effort. And yet how many of us have had that less-than-pleasant team experience where we feel burdened by inefficiency, our creativity … [Read more...]

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It’s about finding your own voice

After four private voice lessons an adult singer said to me yesterday: "I think what I'm beginning to understand is that it's not about sounding like someone else, it's about finding what my own voice sounds like." AMEN!   … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp 2014 – The Final Results

Creating the backing lyrics to the kids' arrangement.

Last week 6 kids came together to do something quite brave - for the first time ever, create their own a cappella arrangement in just 3 mornings. Take a look and listen and be prepared to smile your face off:   Day 1 - They met each … [Read more...]

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The impact of sharing your voice

What is the IMPACT of feeling more comfortable sharing your voice? I don't care if you're a musician or not. When you know what it feels like to feel fear and anxiety course through your body and get up there and perform anyway, you know an … [Read more...]

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Drop-In Choir, week 9, is happening 6:30-7:30pm tonight! Details here.    … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – In preparation for tomorrow

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Singers, I'm SO excited to have you all together tomorrow. I will be picking up a few watermelons from the fruit stands today on my way home for us to eat. They are so good!! Now is the time show up and just be yourself and have FUN exploring … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – playing to your strengths

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Singers, when we start camp Tuesday you will need to be prepared to play to each other's strengths. Since we'll just be meeting each other you'll need to quickly be able to get to know each other. I encourage you to be up front with what you love … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – 6 Voice Arrangement

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Singers, I'm here at the beach and about to head out to swim. So this will be quick. Today I want you to hear a 6-person semi-professional college a cappella group singing Bruno Mars. - 1 guy soloist - 1 guy beatboxer - 2 gal harmonies - 2 guy … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp – Taking It Back

Hi Singers. Today you have a shorter listening assignment - I want to introduce you to the world of Motown. Now, I'm no expert on music history. But The Temptations are a wonderful, wonderful group from the 60s and I bet you'll recognize this famous … [Read more...]