New Day Dawning

I began today with a feeling of fresh, new beginnings. Or perhaps more aptly, I could say that I have the sense of hope that comes with the realization that I don’t need to reinvent myself at all, but in fact could simply fully be what I am. I’ve been...

Take these broken wings

The blackbirds are back. They’re one of the real harbingers of spring, their trilling song reminding us of long, lazy summer days ahead. As many of us are, I’m prompted lately to reflect back upon the year that is just past, now just over a year since The...

The sounds I want to make

Shine your own light Singing is self-expression in its fullest manifestation. We make complex vocalizations to communicate meaning, emotion and state of being. As a classically trained singer, however, I can sometimes get far too prescriptive about the sounds I am...

Primal Sounds

Painting by Jana Philipp I’ve been experimenting with primal sounds a lot these past couple of weeks. There seems to be quite a need for it these days; my students are exhibiting a lot of stress and frustration, we’re missing the intensity of human...