Motivational, Musicians, Singing

Staying true and having confidence in your artistic voice

Finding your own voice and style can be daunting, especially for those whom music is held so dearly. It seems to consume you in many ways; it can hold your thoughts hostage for what would seem hours. Yet at the same time, this very love for music creates an overwhelming pressure to achieve. Nothing is… Continue reading Staying true and having confidence in your artistic voice

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My journey to smiles and happiness

It's an odd feeling when you look at photos of yourself from years ago and feel a pang of grief when you realise that person, smiling in those pictures, has been absent for as long as you can remember. As I frantically chase back through the last few years, I can pinpoint when the fun… Continue reading My journey to smiles and happiness

Motivational

Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Ride the Wave – some thoughts and advice

Don't be embarrassed. Anxiety and depression are a lot more common than you think. Recent studies through the NHS suggest that one in four people are dealing with some form of mental health issues. You are not alone, and your feelings are nothing to be ashamed of. Let's end the stigma! Learn to ride the… Continue reading Mental Health: Anxiety, Depression, and Learning to Ride the Wave – some thoughts and advice

Singing

Embracing the imperfect

Today marks a pretty big milestone for me. For the past two years I have whole-heartedly immersed myself into my teaching, leaving little space for my song-writing, composing, and performing. The other part of this, of course, was to allude myself into a somewhat self-destructive route of non self-belief in my own singing merits, or simply put,… Continue reading Embracing the imperfect

Music and Emotion

Music and the Emotive

Music has the incredible power to take you back. It can take you to sunsets in your childhood and angst-ridden break ups from your teens. Without realising it, it seems that those notes, rhythms and musical nuances, have been assigned to your memory with the feelings you were feeling when you heard it. I find the… Continue reading Music and the Emotive