"The Naked Voice"

Stephen Smith promotes a wholistic approach to voice. The title of his book “The Naked Voice” suggests that only when one bears ones voice in complete honesty and integrity, stripped of pretense and characterization, can one reach the pinnicale of singing- moving the listener. There are moments as a teacher when a student truly exposes […]

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Success

I struggle with the concept of success. I want desparately to be a “successful” person, but often I get confused with what that really means. Too often I get wrapped up in capitalism’s measure of success: income. Today, I read a definition that resonated with me. From W. Stephen Smith’s book “The Naked Voice:”  Success […]

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Frugal February

We’re just over half way through the month and I’m about ready to throw over “Frugal February.” At least part of it. I was hoping to save money on groceries by simplifiying our meals and eating through our pantry. I do my grocery shopping at ALDI. It’s a German owned grocery store chain that has […]

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