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Singers and Shame

I have been thinking a lot about shame in music education lately.  I can’t get over how many times my private students and members of The Versatile Musician tell me how much shame they have over what...
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What to do when you get stuck

In today’s Motivation Monday, I share my best advice on what to do when you get stuck.  How do you get moving again?   Need more Motivational content?  Check out: Back to Basics Are we...

Introducing The Versatile Musician Membership!

Today is the day!  After months of early mornings and late nights and binge-working sessions while my son was at camp, I can finally make this announcement!  The Versatile Musician membership is now...
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How to prepare audition book for singers

As a pianist, voice coach and longtime accompanist, I have a LOT to say about music preparation. When I show up to play piano for auditions, there is nothing that fills me with dread more than music...

A Sneak Peek Inside The Versatile Musician Membership

Today is the day!  After months of early mornings and late nights and binge-working sessions while my son was at camp, I can finally make this announcement!   The Versatile Musician membership is now...
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Motivation Monday: Are we having any fun?

As artists, we can sometimes get so bogged down by our serious study, that we forget to ask one simple question:  Are we having any fun?  This is another video in my series called Motivation Mondays!...

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