Stage fright/fight/flight/freeze

Yesterday I had a sneak peek at a real New York audition. 45 young girls were queuing in line, dressed exactly the same (small summer dresses and high heels), waiting for their shot to be a part of "Aida cruise lines musical theatre summer show".

Ground yourself

Ever since I came to New York, grounding seems to be an never ending story. First the fact, that we, as a family, are putting down new roots over here. Then the fun fact that nobody knows how to say my name, so I was call Grounded Guru in acting class, the whole of last week.

1. staring my devil into his eyes

[bih-gin-er] noun 1. a person or thing that begins 2. a person who has begun a course of instruction or is learning the fundamentals: swimming for beginners 3. a person who is inexperienced; novice. 4. me

My musical me – or yours?

I was recently asked from a workshop student of mine, how did I come to find my musical identity? How did I end up with my certain style of music, or more specific, how could she work to find her own musical path and place in music?