La, La, La, La, Lemon
Speaking of songs going through my head, this one has been for days. I used to record children's songs all the time and I do miss that. Someday I'd love to do an album of my own of children's songs (all the recording I did was for a private education company - I don't own any of those recordings). I don't usually blog about my career ambitions or even what I want to do for a living. That is probably because... well... it's complicated. I got a bachelor's degree in music education. I la, la, LOVE teaching and music is truly my passion. Then I started performing. Mmmm. Performing. What a beautiful rush, what a high! The energy that I feel flowing between me and the audience is addicting and so powerful! So I got my masters in vocal performance and music history. Now, the question is, what the heck am I supposed to do now? I love to perform, but I don't want that to be my full-time career. I want to raise my family and not pay someone else to do it for me. Not that I object to babysitters and friends watching the Bean - I am indebted to so many people already... But performing, really performing as a career requires a lot of travel and a lot of time away from home. Not my bag, baby.
Well, I've tried lots of things, and to be honest with you, I'm blogging not because I've made a hard and fast decision about where I'm going, but I figure I have to go in a direction, so this is the one I'm going in. For now.
I am going to work towards getting my DMA in vocal performance. I am going to try and build my business as a vocal teacher at the same time. I just found a teacher here Boston University and I am excited to work with him. I have one voice student and she is a great student. One problem though, how do I get the word out that I am available to teach to the rest of those students that are just pining away for a great teacher like me? How do I let the aspiring singers of Newton know I can make their vocal aspirations come true? Seriously, anyone? A little free marketing advice? In exchange, here's a little free singing advice:
Breathe. It's all about breathing, low, full and relaxed. If you can get that, you are on the right track.