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How I Overcame my Fear of Singing

How I Overcame my Fear of Singing

Today, singing is my life: I lead multiple Sing Portland! rehearsals a week, I take part in singing events, I even find myself singing under my breath as I go through my day.   I’m the last person that you’d think would have a fear of singing — but it wasn’t...

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3 excuses you no longer have for not singing.

3 excuses you no longer have for not singing.

I passionately believe that singing regularly is one of the best things you can do for your life, not to mention one of the most healing, connecting things we can do for the world as a whole. And yeah, I get that it’s easy to say that. But I’m serious -- so serious,...

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Think choir is just a “nice to have”? Think again.

Think choir is just a “nice to have”? Think again.

There are several common things that people normally associate with choirs: singing. Music. Beauty, maybe, or those robes that some choirs wear. But you  wouldn’t associate choir with words like cancer. Miscarriage. Suicide. Heavy words, words that feel so big and...

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Music as a parallel to life

Music as a parallel to life

I live and breathe music, so I’m sure it won’t surprise you to know that I’m constantly pulling out comparisons between music and history, music and humanity, and even music as a parallel to life. I know that might sound like a bit of a sweeping comparison, but hear...

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How I (accidentally) started a spiritual practice of singing

How I (accidentally) started a spiritual practice of singing

Honestly, I was taken aback. I had just come back from our amazing singing retreat, feeling renewed, deeply content, and just plain happy. Then I got the feedback: a couple of singers got in touch with me and told me that they loved the retreat — and in fact, it was...

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3 Things choir should not be … and 4 Things it IS

3 Things choir should not be … and 4 Things it IS

It’s one of those things that I know intellectually … but that always shakes me up a little when I come across it in real life: a person who hates singing. I know it happens — and I know from my conversations with people like this that they almost always think they...

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