hidden heroes

Last weekend, my husband and I came to visit my parents for Mother's Day. We were having breakfast on Sunday morning, the sunlight streaming in through the floor-to-ceiling windows of my parents' condo in Vancouver, my mom bustling happily to and fro in her house coat, a bright little bandanna covering her head. "So your… Continue reading hidden heroes


more than singing

I'm currently at a conference in San Diego put together by the fine folks at the Institute of Vocal Advancement (IVA). Every year, IVA vocal instructors such as myself gather from all over the world to learn more about the craft of singing and the highly nuanced art of teaching vocal technique. We're basically kept… Continue reading more than singing

made for love

A couple of weeks ago, I received an email that rankled me, and I mean really rankled me. I sat there fuming, stewing like a red tomato, typing away at 92 words per minute what was intended to be a righteously scathing response. I read and re-read my email, hunting for grammatical errors and typos (because righteously… Continue reading made for love