Want the Director to Love You?

Want the Director to Love You? Since directing young performers for over 25 years and teens/adults as well, someone once asked me who was my favorite?  A trick question for sure but after some thought, I narrowed...

What Actors Can Learn from Dancers!

What Actors Can Learn from Dancers! As I watch my students develop their emotional involvement in a scene or in a song, I’ve noticed that those who dance are amazingly more expressive in their phrasing, gestures, and honesty. ...

A DIVA’S COMFORT ZONE & ANXIETY

In a performer’s lifetime, she will work with many teachers and directors.  Some of us will be fortunate enough to have had excellent early training and step out into the real world with confidence as well...

Music Theatre Careers and Vocal Safety

Like any other athlete, professional vocalists train and perform constantly. Most young singers are taken by surprise when they enter the industry and discover the expectations can be overwhelming. In college as a music theatre major...

Oh No! Another Monologue Audition!

Don’t you love it when your agent calls to say you’ve got an audition tomorrow! And they want you to bring a monologue. Excited about the audition you also start to panic about which monologue you should perform! And...

THAT’S JUST THE ACCOMPANIST. WHAT????

That’s Just the Accompanist. What???? How many of you have auditioned for musicals and simply plopped your shredded and curled up loose sheets of music on the piano, barely noticing who was sitting on the bench...

IS YOUR CHILD A FUTURE SUPER STAR?

IS YOUR CHILD A FUTURE SUPER STAR? Many times parents have come up to me to enthusiastically promote their child’s accomplishments and talents. And many times they are absolutely correct in their probably biased assessment. But...

WHAT SONG SHOULD I SING?

What Song Should I Sing? One of the most important duties of a voice teacher and/or vocal coach is to guide students in their choices of song literature. Beginning singers often want to start out singing...