What I Believe
- I believe that everyone has the right to express, be heard, appreciated and enjoyed. I also believe that before we can expect others to appreciate and enjoy us, it's important for us to do that for ourselves, and it helps a lot if we've made peace with who we really are in the present moment as we do this.
- I believe that our culture doesn't teach us to value ourselves, or what we have to offer, but creates an environment where we don't feel secure about really loving who we are without anyone's approval. We are not taught to feel safe in our flaws and weaknesses, but to constantly compare ourselves to others and strive to be perfect in an imperfect world. With the advent of social media and "likes" and followers, it has gotten worse... and as a result, we are silently encouraged to hide behind who we wish we were, instead of who we truly are.
- I believe that the information in the paragraph above makes it even harder to learn how to sing!
- I believe that the meta-physical aspects of singing (beyond the physical - MIND & SOUL) are just as important to understand as the physical.
- I believe that our voice is the one part of us that really needs our mind and soul (or the inner-parts of our being) to be in alignment, in order to really express itself from an empowered place. This alignment doesn't always happen over night, but we are always in charge.
- I believe in the importance of disciplining our minds to find clarity and find the peace in being present, so that LIFE and singing can be easier.
- I believe the way we sing is the way we live our lives. If we are constantly trying to control ourselves and pick our voice apart when we sing, there is a good chance that's what we do all day long in other areas of our lives.
- I believe we don't have to be perfect in order to sing well, we just need to accept ourselves as we are right now, see the potential and fall in love with the journey. In that process, we learn to love ourselves and yes - sing better.
- I believe in the importance of training the physical muscle memory of the instrument just as well as the mental and emotional muscle memory, and understand where our mental attitude can limit us or exhaust us physically. Training ourselves with a higher awareness of looking at the pressure we are putting on our voice and learning how to let go of that pressure makes singing so much easier.
What I value:
- I value the unique vocal expression of every living soul.
- I value the journey of self-love and self discovery through learning how to sing and use your voice effectively.
- I value the journey of self-improvement through vocal empowerment.
What I am Committed To:
To assist individuals to love their voice through the journey of discovering how powerful (the masculine) and magnetic (the feminine) they truly are.
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