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Feb
01

Pete Seeger -“A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.”

Our country lost a great American hero this week. Pete Seeger, America’s troubadour died at 94. Pete Seeger was a man of dignity and integrity. You could hear it in his singing, in his speaking voice and see it in his actions. I teach and live Voice. Pete Seeger taught and lived life through his […]

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Nov
09

Benefits of Vocal Awareness

Vocal Awareness Benefits People often ask me about Vocal Awareness and whether I believe it can help them to feel more confident about their voices. They want to know what’s “in it” for them. Is it worth the effort and investment especially in terms of time and money? For me the answer is clearly Yes! […]

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Oct
19

My new Book- Vocal Leadership!

My new book, Vocal Leadership: 7 Minutes a Day to Communication Mastery with foreword by my friend Roger Goodell Commissioner of the National Football League is in bookstores now! I am pleased to report that momentum is building around the release of Vocal Leadership. The journey from inception to production of this book like so […]

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Aug
28

Voice Teacher goes Viral

Guest Blog by Elizabeth Harmetz: Today I truly appreciate the way social media can turn an exquisite moment viral causing inspiration to increase exponentially across my home city and the world. On Friday August 23rd, audience member and voice teacher Sarah Horn was selected to jump on stage at the Hollywood Bowl to sing a […]

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Jun
07

A Night at the Opera

Guest Blog by Elizabeth Harmetz Arthur has invited me several times to make a contribution to our Vocal Awareness blog, and a series of synchronistic events last night has finally led me to, as they say, “seize the day.” It started with my drive downtown to see Tosca by Giacomo Puccini at LA Opera. I […]

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May
04

Nancy Ellison’s “Altered Egos” Photographic Exhibit

I received an invitation to the opening of Nancy Ellison’s “Altered Egos” Photographic Exhibit, at the Pacific Design Center, in West Hollywood, hosted by Pierce Brosnan and his wife Keely. The exhibit was a retrospective of over one hundred celebrity portraits, capturing a nuance of the Self behind the famous face. I was deeply moved […]

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May
02

Into the Mouth of the Wolf

Last month I traveled to Geneva for a Vocal Awareness Conference. During this trip I fulfilled a lifelong dream to attend an Opera at La Scala. While there I was reminded of a term Opera singers say to each other before the curtain rises “In Bocca al Lupo” which translate as “Into the Mouth of […]

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Apr
19

The Most Courageous Coach

There was an article in the Los Angeles Times sports section last week by Chris Erskine about my old student, Pat Haden, who is the athletic director at USC—Haden’s alma mater—playing postman no. 2, in the University’s spring musical “The Most Happy Fellow.” Haden dove out of his comfort zone in an effort to encourage […]

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