How not to recoil from the hug

I’ve been pondering several things this week in my practice, but a major theme has been self-love. In recognition of the fact that my singing journey is very connected to my life journey, I observe that I tend to recoil from the hug. That is to say that, when I...

How S-L-O-W can you go?

Slow as molasses…(Kimberly Barber, July 2020) This past week has been full of realizations and the challenging of old notions. Although I have been teaching voice for over 18 years and have been practicing seriously as a singer and musician for at least 40...

Life Post-Epiphany

lay down Sally (Kimberly Barber, June 2020) Beware the epiphany. Or better said: beware the assumption that the epiphany will of necessity be the immediate beginning of something new. Last week I described a breakthrough in my singing practice that was based in a...

Embracing the Goddess

Two goddesses: Jana Philipp I’ve lost count on how many weeks in we are now…15? One thing I can say is that the goddesses in my life have continued to give me support, courage and meaning in this time of isolation. These women are colleagues, friends,...

Steady as she goes

It’s been a tough week for a lot of people. The events unfolding in the US, in Canada and around the world in response to the murder of George Floyd have rattled us all to the core. It seems perhaps frivolous to ponder matters of art and its practice in the face...