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Saving Your Singing Voice From Disaster: A Student Success Story

Saving Your Singing Voice From Disaster: A Student Success Story

Spoiler Alert! This story has an extremely happy ending! Once upon a time, when I taught voice at AMDA NY, I met a new student named Paige. Within seconds of hearing her sing, I knew there was something wrong with her voice. But I wasn’t […]

Fortune favors the brave

Fortune favors the brave

I frequently talk with my students (and frankly, myself) about having the courage to believe in themselves and their talent enough to audition. Interestingly, I have noticed that most of the people I have this conversation with are above average, definitively talented students/singers who, for […]

Your Opinion is Not My Reality.

Your Opinion is Not My Reality.

There is a restaurant in North Charleston, The CODfather, that serves the most perfect, most delicious fish and chips one could ever eat. And we are not the only ones to think this- every time we go, there is a line out the door, tables […]

Florence Foster Jenkins: A lesson in passion

Florence Foster Jenkins: A lesson in passion

[I wrote this in September of 2016. For some reason I never published it. Here it is, as timely as ever.] I was first introduced to Florence Foster Jenkins in college when my music history professor played her infamous album in class. As a teenager […]

My Own Worst Enemy

My Own Worst Enemy

I’ve stopped singing. I hope it’s temporary… I think it’s temporary. I WANT it to be temporary. I have been singing since I can remember. I sang along with my mom’s original cast recordings on LP from birth practically. Listening to and impersonating Julie Andrews […]