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Teacher Profile: Deanna Maio

Teacher Profile: Deanna Maio

Deanna Maio (she/her) is a voice, piano and ukulele teacher and acting coach, specializing in providing voice functions for singers, speakers, and actors. She teaches in private voice coaching, workshops, courses, and lectures for children and adults with remote students around the world in Portland, Oregon. She is the founder of Confidence Voice Studio.

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4 Simple Steps to Recover from an Embarrassing Case of Stage Fright

4 Simple Steps to Recover from an Embarrassing Case of Stage Fright

Have you ever been a victim of stage fright? You were beyond prepared for your speech or performance, yet nothing came out of your mouth.

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and discouraged after a challenging experience like stage fright. However, you don’t have to be defined by your mistakes–you can pick yourself up again.

It really isn’t the end of the world. Your imperfection just means you’re human. You can move past such an embarrassing stage fright experience and feel 100 times better after working through this recovery process.

Learn how to recover and regain the courage to step back on stage with these simple steps:

1. Relax
2. Recap
3. Practice
4. Reaffirm

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Teacher Profile: Melissa Sondergeld-Hood

Teacher Profile: Melissa Sondergeld-Hood

Melissa Sondergeld-Hood is music/theater teacher and professional theatre artist in the Portland area. She taught at Mayer Christian School for 4 years and is active and working in local theater. She graduated from Warner Pacific University in 2015 in Music and Theatre Education. She learned to play the clarinet at the age of 10, started in theater at the age of 15, and then sang from the age of 19.

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Good Singing Tone Quality

Good Singing Tone Quality

A common pursuit amongst singers is the the quest for good head and chest voice/tone resonance. Although we have discussed to some extent about head/chest resonance in previous articles, there will still be a lot of confusion on this subject such as balancing tonal brilliance and depth of the resonance.

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10 Tips to Create a Sound Sleep Routine

10 Tips to Create a Sound Sleep Routine

Sleeping well every night is essential to your success whether you’re a child or an adult. 

When you sleep better, you tend to be a healthier weight, have less anxiety, and it increases your ability to meet your obligations in life – plus of course have some fun too. 

I’ve been researching and working on this for myself in the new year. I hope the below tips will help you. 

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We’re Confident Voice Studio. We are a team of nurturing teachers who can help with voice, piano, guitar, violin, and songwriting. Our expertise ranges from preschool to adult. From the first lesson to nailing an audition or preparing for performances we've got your back.

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