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Roar of the Rings Anthem Experience

A few weeks ago I sang the Canadian National Anthem for the Roar of the Rings Olympic Curling Trials at the Canadian Tire Center in Ottawa. Lots of people have asked about the experience, so I figured it was time … Continue reading

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Opera heals… and tattoos are cool

Some of you know that I’ve been having a difficult time lately on the personal front. Without going into too much detail, I lost two very dear friends to circumstance a couple of weeks ago in a situation I will never fully understand, I’ve been … Continue reading

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Embracing the ‘dumb soprano’ within

Sometimes you just gotta be naked, raw, let go and be who you really are. A metaphor for singing and for life in general. This might sound silly, but those of you who know me well will understand. I have been told … Continue reading

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Musical therapy

Most artists I know use music as a means to express creativity and emotion. I’ve had a particularly challenging week, so this afternoon I decided to sit down and sing some songs, accompanying myself on the piano. For fun I … Continue reading

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Cross-Genre Singing & Coffee House Trio

Cross-genre singing is fairly common theses days – remember when Lady Gaga released a Jazz Album with Tony Bennett and then proceeded to rock the Oscars with a tribute to Julie Andrews? Wow. Did you know that Renée Fleming, opera … Continue reading

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Reflections on my Musical Journey and Life’s Crazy Path

In my quiet time, I think about life. LOTS. I reflect on what I can improve in myself, where I’ve come from, the influences that have had a major impact on me and why I am where I am today. … Continue reading

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Worlds Colliding, Weather Extremes and Teaching!

Top o’ the mornin’ to ye and Happy St. Patrick’s Day! As I sit here with my Irish coffee reflecting on the past few weeks, there are several experiences that I’ve had that I want to share, since they have … Continue reading

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