Post Category: Career

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15 Minute Vocal Warmup Routine and Tips

As a professional singer and voice teacher, one thing I tell all of my students is that they need to warmup every day.  In this post I will show you my 15 minute vocal warmup routine and tips to get...

Online Course or Private Lessons: An Expert Weighs In

As a musician and music educator of over 25 years, I have been able to see as trends change in the industry.  The year 2020 brought an influx of online courses to the market, which made a lot of...

Throwback: My cruise ship life

You may or may not know this about me, but I spent over 19 months as a singalong piano bar entertainer on cruise ships.  It was an absolutely wild experience and one that made me the musician and...
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Four Back to School Projects I Tackle Every Year

If you are in the Northern Hemisphere then you are definitely eyeballs deep in Back to School.  If you are a music teacher, back to school time can be super hectic.  In this article I’ll take...
What gear do I use for Zoom piano and voice teaching. Brenda Earle Stokes posing by her zoom piano and voice lesson gear

My Online Music Teaching Studio Gear and Set Up

I have finally perfected my studio set up for when I teach online music lessons with Zoom! Many of you have been asking me what my set up is, so I thought it was time to show it to you. Since I was...
Brenda Takes a Vacation

Brenda Takes a Vacation

I am writing this from a place I haven’t been in for quite some time:  I am relaxed, I am refocused and reengergized.  After over two years of homeschooling, starting a new business and teaching...

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