every precious second

On this day last year, I was in the middle of putting up Christmas lights when my mom told me she had cancer. Despite all her assurances and the nonchalant way that she broke the news to me, I was shaken by the news. I remember looking out the window at the Christmas lights I had… Continue reading every precious second


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