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Mindfulness Techniques for Singers (and Other Creatives and Artists)

I promised you a little Easter egg. Here it comes, in the guise of an extra blog post this month… “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” Jon Kabat-Zinn I would like to introduce you to mindfulness techniques, and how you can use them daily (no …

Finding your inner artist, day 27: About being wary of those who seem to know it all

Finding your inner artist, day 27: About being wary of those who seem to know it all

Today’s quote: Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it. ~ André Gide This is another post about technique… There are various schools of thought in vocal pedagogy. Some are open-minded, others not so much. If we are talking about pedagogy, methods and technique, I would imagine this to be the same …

Finding your inner artist, day 13: About toolboxes, hard graft and letting go when it matters

Finding your inner artist, day 13: About toolboxes, hard graft and letting go when it matters

Today’s quote: You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. ~ Charlie Parker You need to learn your craft. You need to spend time on honing your skills. You cannot expect to get success handed …