The finals came up for NATS. We sang… results came out… and I got fourth place. It couldn’t be! I thought this year was my year… But Rafael won. … Continue readingHow to Defeat Your Rivals… Ethically.
When I was in college, there was this unspoken rumor going around that if you just sing good enough, you’ll get a manager and you will get tons of work. You’ll take the Metropolitan Opera!Houston Opera! San Francisco Opera and others by storm. They will all just come begging for you! … Continue readingHow to Prepare Yourself for Getting a Manager
When I was studying in college I showed a lot of promise. I suppose even in Community College people were very supportive of a lot of us. There is a lot of potential to be had in places like that and because of that there was a lot of false promises.
People and professors would say things like, “You’re going to be this role or you’re gonna go and star in this show,” etc. It was very supportive and very exciting, I suppose. But then as the years went on and I got better at singing my my ego became more inflated.
I thought, “Well surely surely now I’m ready to go and take over the Metropolitan Opera.” It didn’t really work that way for me. … Continue readingNo One is Coming to Save You
If you’re anything like me, the idea of writing a memoir is a little daunting. Who has time to write a book? We all have jobs, kids, stresses, and other priorities to do. That’s what I thought, before I started writing about a topic I knew a lot about. Me. … Continue readingWriting a Memoir
Have you ever had these thoughts? Well I have too. As a matter of fact I’ve been having them a lot more recently than I can remember. Here’s the kicker thought. I’m not a failure at life. … Continue readingI’m a Failure at Life
I just finished a book called, The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F**k. During the entire book, I couldn’t help but think about how this practice can be usedContinue readingNot Giving a F**K About Auditioning
Okay, I know this title is misleading. It’s not that easy, but I will show you five easy steps that have helped me to become the opera singer that IContinue readingHow To Become an Opera Singer in Five Easy Steps!
In the wake of the newest Placido Domingo investigation, I feel like I need to say something. “It was a different time then” is not an excuse! It’s a cop-out!Continue reading#MeToo in Opera: It Was A Different Time Then
What I do know is that a straight forward honest compliment feels great. I straight forward dishonest compliment feels great too! Being nice feels great! … Continue readingOne Kind Gesture Made Me Kinder.
The 10X rule basically means WORK 10 TIMES HARDER THAN ANYONE ELSE! There is a caveat, though. You should also set your goals much higher than you normally would or are comfortable with than usual. For instance, if you want to make $1000 per week, why not 10X rule it and set your goal for $10,000, or even $100,000! … Continue readingThe 10X rule: Part 1