Welcome to my classical singing blog, Singer’s Notes!
It’s the little corner of my website where I get to share my thoughts on everything from how to warm up your voice, to what to wear to auditions, to building solid practice habits, to how to deal with rejection and success, as you will surely experience both during the course of your career.
Some of what I share here I learned as a student and is standard common information. However, most of what I share here I learned in the real world by going out on auditions, participating in singing competitions, covering roles, singing roles, almost quitting entirely, balancing real life and singing life, reworking my technique with a new teacher, rediscovering my love of singing, finding a manager, and striving to build a career as a working classical singer. There’s a lot you can learn in school, but the lessons that really stick with you are learned by jumping in headfirst and figuring it out.
As I contemplate and write these posts, I imagine each reader is me..15 years ago, eager to understand and navigate every aspect of becoming a professional classical musician. Maybe that’s you right now!
If my tone sounds direct or intense at times, it’s likely because the information I’m sharing is something I wish I had known or had drilled into me at an earlier stage in my learning. Just know that I always share my experiences and advice with a lot of love in hopes that it saves you from some frustrating experiences and helps you improve, mature, and find happiness along this incredibly unique career path.
With that, in bocca al lupo (look it up 😉) and enjoy my notes!