Archive for November 2012

YAYAYY … OPTIMIZE YOUR NOW!

Since graduating from the University of Arizona as an acting major, she has been acting, singing, dancing, writing, coordinating events and producing in New York City. It was a long and arduous period of time to seek a US Visa – a meticulous multi-paged document of reference letters, evidences of acclaimed work from her specific…

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THE STANDARD OF ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE

A setlist of twenty five songs, two sets of encores, a captivated audience of 15,000, three world class back up singers, a band of six extraordinary musicians and a 78 year old lead singer/poet who at one time was too nervous to complete a song at Carnegie Hall. I have listened to this artist on…

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MUSIC AND LISTENING

Listening is powerful. In a November 7/12 article titled “Mending the Brain Through Music”, Dr. Bret Stetka and Dr. Concetta Tomaino explain about cueing patients to sing along with familiar lyrics from memory.  This prompts word retrieval by leaving pauses in the lyrics. Dr. Tomaino explains, “You leave out a few lyrics in a familiar…

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SHE SANG THE STORIES INSIDE THE SONGS

I attended to listen to Robyn Hauck sing. As a vocal coach I worked with her to help her prepare. It was a Sunday afternoon at the Jack Singer Concert Hall.  Poet/author Maya Angelou was the guest speaker.  She has published “six autobiographies, five books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with…

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