As a singer, actor, or speaker, you are your instrument – taking time to warm-up your body, mind and voice will greatly enhance your creative journey. Use Julia Cameron’s “The Artist’s Way” Morning Pages to warm-up your mind… helping you stay true to your unique heart’s song.
As a singer, actor, or public speaker, we are our instrument. The Sun Salutation activates your breathing, as well as stretching out your entire body… in less than 2 minutes. Try it!
As a singer,actor, or public speaker you are your instrument. We are very much like athletes… conditioning our bodies and minds; fine-tuning our skills for peak performance. We cultivate stamina, endurance, flexibility, and expect consistent results. Unnecessary tension may hinder our true voices from being expressed. But like an athlete, a good warm-up may unleash potential and positively impact our process, as well as help in meeting our goals. It is for this reason that over the next few weeks, I am sharing with you a series of warm-ups that will… alleviate tension, enhance focus, and encourage space for a relaxed and open sound.
Click on the above video to hear how I used performance cards to liven-up an tired song and nail an audition. No matter what you love to sing… from Country, to Choral, to Opera – this tool is just for you! Regardless of the genre of music you like to sing […]
Create your own flexible evaluation system that takes judgments and critiques out of your head and puts them on paper. With your new assessment process, the next time you listen to someone or want to improve a recording of yourself, you will have better tools to ensure your singing success and structured starting point to meet your performing goals.
Want to connect more deeply to your core breath? I’ll show you how a simple lunge may be used to align diaphragmatic breathing and create a more supported sound.
Here is simple exercise that I have used to flush out and shift a limiting belief. It is a valuable starting point… and the awareness I have received with this process has been truly helpful… For me, a trigger belief ended up being a pathway to understanding something much deeper about myself and my purpose. How cool is that?!?!
Before heading into 2014, I took some time to reflect on the beginning of my love for music. Where did it all start? All spotlights point to my sweet “drama mama.” Mom has a bigger than life personality, is fearless in crowds, and never hesitates to sing a high C at any given moment… we won’t even go into her soprano “who-hooo” that beckons her children and grandchildren over isles and rounders in every public grocery or clothing store. Growing up, music filled our home. Melodies played on thick latex records introduced me to Robert Goulet, Beverly Sills, and Yuma Sumac. We enjoyed family outings to symphony concerts and ballet in the park. Dad, Mom, and I would often gather round the piano and sing hymns in 3-part harmony and, on our frequent road-trips, Spirituals and folk songs made the miles pass with ease. A fond music memory includes listening to Mom sing Summertime and Lord’s Prayer for civic events. “Summertime, and the living is easy!”
Want to reach a specific goal in 2014? A goal card can help…
The end of 2013 is fast approaching and the season of creating New Year’s resolutions is right around the corner. Already, I have exercise and dietary changes I want to make, and I have some big business and community goals I want to meet. I am using a goal card to take my visions and make them a reality.
Use this modified sit-up to activate your core and connect your breath and body to your singing voice!