you’re a rainbow…more than a rainbow

you’re everything…….black and yellow and green and red and electric blue and black again…  wild and sad and excited and violent and happy…..and noisy and silent and ….  Your voice is allowed to do all of this.  You are allowed to tell the truth.  I know a lot of teachers don’t agree but for me, […]

Jo Estill, show everyone in the world how beautiful they are inside’

So much is talked about the Estill method.  Here is the great lady herself: My grounding in the Estill method, all those years ago, is what enabled me to start teaching voice.  This led on to a great deal more study but this was the perfect place to start and what I always recommend […]

How I got my song

This is a beautiful speech by Leonard Cohen, about how he found his voice.


I love this interview.  Particularly from 1.20. “I’m interested in something that means something to everyone….so i’m just as interested in poetry or art or whatever…..I’m continually trying to be Shakespeare or whatever it is….I’m not pissing about….”  John Lennon.  Beautiful to hear his truth. This is also beautiful:  

Genuine listening

A lot of what I do in sessions is encouraging freedom of expression.  This involves genuine listening.  I just read this nice piece on Rob Brezsny’s website and I thought I’d share. “…To willingly bear witness to what someone else needs to say while simultaneously sparing them of your own solution, defense, dismissal, alternative reality, […]