Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I am a classically trained singer with a deep love and passion to help singers find their true and authentic voice. I have been a singing/vocal and performance coach for years now. In 2012, I experienced a huge amount of trauma and loss within a short few months. Up until this point I had no idea that depression could be this debilitating. Still, I intuitively knew that I needed to make some big changes on the inside to even partially
resemble the intellectual ladder that I had climbed on the outside.
Realizing this, I made a quick and deep decision to be totally committed to my dream of working with rising stars. I began to reconnect with my talent and creativity in a different way. As I really started to root myself into to developing a new story for my life, my work started to take shape in a deeper way.
Please tell us about your art.
I am a voice teacher and author of published articles related to singing and author to soon-to-be-published book, A Singer’s Compass. Navigating a huge bout of depression instantly changed my approach to my world of artistry. I began to perform differently and very soon I began to teach differently as well. It was through my experience, I realized that my students needed to be trained and treated as a whole person and not just in a vocal pedagogical standpoint.
The more I submerged in this notion, my voice lessons with students started to integrate more mindset work. As we went deeper, I saw my student’s talents expand. I saw many of these talented singers disconnected from their gifts, fearful of chasing their dreams, unable to manifest opportunities, and mired in self-doubt now all of a sudden being transformed. It soon seemed as though the measurement of success also showed up when my purpose was actualized. I was now grounded into my new, elevated purpose and started teaching artists how they can do the same: I watched them build stability in their creative endeavors, develop a deeper understanding of inspired creation, and really tap into their higher potential. I have since made a commitment to dedicate the rest of my professional career to helping other singers integrate fully with their human experience as artists and expand their confidence and talents.
What do you think is the biggest challenge facing artists today?
Psychological blockages and barriers that hold back artists from creating, staying inspired, and from being confident through their personal journey.