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19 things you can do to keep singing

19 things you can do to keep singing

Choral singing is on hold for weeks. Maybe even months. But don’t let anybody keep you from singing! Have fun with these suggestions: Sing by yourself Download a karaoke app like Smule or Yokee and sing your heart out. Make a play list of “Corona” songs. I’m thinking...

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Standing out or blending in?

Standing out or blending in?

If there’s a better feeling in the world than belting out a tune at the top of your voice, I don’t know what it is! Whether you’ve had a bad day and want to release some pent up stress or whether you’ve had an amazing day and you’re feeling like you could take on the...

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Finding your purpose: let music be your guide

Finding your purpose: let music be your guide

Money worries: we all have them. For you, it might be paying off your student debts, making rent, or stressing about your 401k. Me, I wonder daily how the heck I’m going to get my kiddos through college. Sometimes I fantasize about making big bucks to make it all...

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[Guest Post!] Coming Home to the Music

[Guest Post!] Coming Home to the Music

Music has always been a huge part of my life. I was born in Nashville, the home of country music. I grew up singing in choirs, musicals, and a capella groups, and even now, I can’t walk out the door without my headphones and a playlist. I have a constant soundtrack...

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When history divides us, is music the bridge?

When history divides us, is music the bridge?

Some things just stay with you, don’t they? If you’ve read my December post  in which I described my experience of last October’s “Singing on the Edge” weekend at Esalen, you won’t be surprised to hear that the experiences I had there won’t be leaving me any time...

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The courage of showing up

The courage of showing up

You’ve heard of FOMO, right? The fear of missing out? It’s a real thing — countless therapists have penned articles on how to conquer the stress that “FOMO anxiety” brings and it has even made its way into the Oxford English Dictionary. But here’s the thing: I’m not...

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