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Life lessons learnt from teachers

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One of my old singing teachers has her birthday very close to mine. Through the several decades that we’ve known each other, we have sometimes had joint celebrations or gone out for a birthday meal together. At such an event one year,  I remember saying to Sylvia that she was a fine role model for […]

Focused use of energy

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Having spent the last four days coaching a mixture of trained and untrained singers to perform the prologue of a new opera that I’m composing (with a creative team), I feel I know enough about the pros and cons of using energy wisely. Some folks are focused in their energy use, because they don’t have […]

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