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Singer, Lie Down and Dream Me

Singer, lie down and dream me. Dream the singing.
Dream the singing dream the singing easy generous. Remember the dream: vibrating my stories raucous vibrant juicy luscious greedy wise newborn.
Singer, sit and dream me. Dream my singing.
Dream perfection of human voice housed in human body. Dream varied dreamy foggy dream colored crying longing guttural literal water fire wind rocks mountains anguish astonishment baby human fragile cries greed intrigue rhymes cedar incense footsteps wide-eyes connected to all things
Singer, stand up. Root in me.
Dream ancient singing rooted from the roots of the roots of the center of the earth. Singing dreams me generous easy. Singing dreams me luscious remembers vibrates me and intones stories sounds juicy lip licking colors bloody agony old man’s guts cries waves churning light on water dreaming wonder.
Singer, stand up. Dance my graciousness.
The singing is dreaming me. Perfection here now what comes perfect changes always changes. Perfection is dreaming only in the moment with memories in the past. Memorizing the moment breath whisper lips raucous call throaty belly fire dreaming ringing the sigh of the moment. Perfection is mourning the passing of the seconds. Mourning what it cannot hold. Giving up. Weeping. Smiling. Sacrificing the holding. Remembering the moment to the moment in the moment in the moment.
Perfection sings. Sighs the moment. Screams the minutes. Seduces the seconds.
Dances the rhythms. Laughs the irony. Embraces the word.
Now and now and now and now changes the moment connects all things.
Singer to singer to singer to singer to singer to singer to singer to singer to singer
Singer, wake up. Live the moment in the moment.
Take root in me.
Take root my fire your breath my lips your teeth your tongue my belly your aching and arching.
You are rooted in me.
Singer, live here live now remember.
Dream my beauty.



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Here is what I do.

“To Do No Harm” is the motto of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. I ask myself every time I teach,“ How I can honor this?” So, here is what I do.
I guide the singer to understand how the voice works from a scientific basis. I encourage each singer to understand their own voice. I find repertoire that brings out the best in the singer at the stage they are in, and gives them a vision of what can be with their potential. I encourage independence in each singer and give them means to ‘intervene’ on their own behalf through skill building tools, goal oriented and effective practice techniques, networking skills, and healthy singing.
“None of your students sound the same…” someone said to me. It is true that if you encourage a singer to understand how the voice works, and to pay attention to their own bodies as they sing, a uniqueness and individuality does come forth. Learning to release and enjoy the sounds with the poetry and music is vital. To discover step by step that no phrase, no one note is static. Singing involves movement, imagination and flow. So does growth.
If you
…hear a little voice inside that wants to be expressed
…believe you are a work in progress
…love to tell stories through singing
…have always thought you wanted to sing
…have a curiosity about singing
…think it’s fun to practice a discipline like a trained athlete
…want to get your voice back in shape for an audition or a performance
…believe that your life is a journey and a process— that you are always growing
Then you should email me at nocstudio@gmail.com
or call me at 971-235-3394 and we’ll set up an appointment to talk about your goals.

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