Singing and Safety

I did a podcast yesterday and the interviewer shared her experience of when she was a child she was told by a family member to be quiet after she sang.  She shared that at the time that she was singing she felt so open and free and then a familiar voice said to...

Digging roots in the playground…

I call the root chakra the Playground. It is the ground of play that we as children were raised in.  Play started with our Mothers and the play between Mother and child with cooing and the wiggling of arms and legs and such as well as the playful and loving sound...

Authentic Voices I think confidence is overrated. I really don’t think we’re built like this – to work to achieve confidence. It takes courage to move in this world, and it takes courage to sing. Our vulnerability is our strength and when we try too hard to be...

Getting out of the way!

I was trying to help Louis find a new pathway for his voice using boring old musical scales.  Up and down, up and down with each time introducing very subtle movements for him to try.  Listen to the vowel! Focus your gaze forward! Soften your eyes! Enjoy yourself!  I...

Rants of a voice teacher…

The rants of a voice teacher…. Do you know the kind of mess that is being made inside the body because of the cork, words, truth etc that gets stuck in the throat?  Not expressing and being silent creates a bottle neck of energy that is like a log jam in the...

The Pleaser and the Voice

Are you a people pleaser?  Putting others needs before yours is understandable yes, but here’s the thing, it kills the authentic voice.  Having a voice for real is about coming face-to-face with this protective, knee-jerk grip that speaks first out of our mouths...