Hear All My Mistakes - Working on a New Song

Hear All My Mistakes - Working on a New Song

Singing through a song for the first time is hard. Often, when my students get through their first attempt, I can see the disappointment in their eyes. “It just doesn’t sound right.”

This is totally normal. It still happens to me! Even though I’ve been singing for a million years (I’ll be a million and 34 years old in May, if you’d like to send a present), after I sing a song for the first time I always think “Well, that was horrible. Time to seal my lips shut and never sing again.”

Part of the reason we’re all so hard on ourselves is that we’re comparing our first try with a professional singers 47th take. The recording sounds amazing because the singer had time to practice, fit the song to their voice, and use a some studio magic to make it sound perfect. So, your first try is never going to sound like the recording - and that’s okay.

5 Times When Breathing Makes Your Life Better

5 Times When Breathing                      Makes Your Life Better

When’s a good time to breathe? All the time. End of article.

Okay, that’s true, but I’m specifically talking about deep breathing. Almost Lamaze class breathing, but you don’t need a baby’s head to be popping out of your nethers to do it.

I know that saying “Just Breathe” is about the most useless advice in the history of the world. But when you really breathe, in a deep and focused way, it’s honestly amazing. And here’s four ways to put your powerful breathing abilities to good use.

Look I Made a Hat – The Satisfaction of Completing Something

Look I Made a Hat – The Satisfaction of Completing Something

I used to sit in audition rooms practically pulsing with anger. Everything got on my nerves.

The fact I had to wake up at 5am to sit outside a rehearsal studio - annoying.

The legions of girls with roll-y suitcases squealing every time they saw a dear friend they hadn’t seen since their last audition 36 hours ago - very annoying.

The waiting for hours to either get a chance to sing for 30 seconds or possibly not be seen at all - OH GOD WHY IS THIS MY LIFE CHOICE!

Then, I started knitting.