While live performances are an excellent way to build confidence and improve...
In the last 23 years working with singers there’s one thing I see getting in their way that has NOTHING to do with the vocal instrument, musicianship, or performance.
Overthinking has two main forms:
ruminating about the past and…
worrying about the future.
Because overthinkers spend so much time in the past and the future,
they rarely spend time in the only place where they can take useful action:
What are you paying for when you take lessons? You’ve been curious about music lessons for a long time so you decide...
Even well-known professional singers also get stage fright now and then. A bout of terrible stage fright prevented the...
Aaron Carney earned his BA in music from University of Portland, he moved to Flagstaff, Arizona where he got a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance and a Performance Certificate both from Northern Arizona University.
Rebecca Richardson (she/her) has been singing for as long as she’s been speaking. She’s spent the past several years performing as a professional classical singer in LA, Boston, and New York with a Masters in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory. Rebecca has been teaching singing lessons for over 10 years.
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.
Christie Quinn is a Portland local actress, singer, teacher and paralegal. She graduated from Presbyterian University with a bachelor’s degree. And has a secondary education teaching certificate as well. She has taught English to students of all ages in the United States and adults in Prague.