After 1000+ Voice Lessons, Let’s Talk Talent…+ New Book “Belong”
0min Where I started from with singing...
2:30min...My first life-changing lesson with a Juliard teacher and an Alexander Technique Teacher...
3min 55sec Does talent even exist?
6min "I've lost my talent, what happened?!"
7min Talent, as a label, has distinct disadvantages...even for those who "have talent".
8min 30sec : Why I don't actually like it when someone tells me I'm talented, and how I've made peace with that.
9min: The drawbacks of being labeled "talented".
12min: What do you do when you notice someone is "more talented" than you? How do you respond to that?
12min 38sec "Belong" book by Radha Agrawal
13min 24sec What would happen if Whitney Houston had tried to sing like Joni Mitchell?
14min Inspiration instead of Comparison
14min 20sec Turning Perfectionism into Gratitude
16min Turning Judgement into Curiosity
17min It's easier to get better at singing when you practice turning your attention away from the "talent" label and towards curiosity, gratitude and inspiration
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Check out https://www.radhaagrawal.com for her wonderful inspiration that has my wheels turning of how I might create a musical community that you belong in, no matter where you're starting from.
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The SynergisticSinging Manifesto
Synergistic Singing is different because we take back singing for it’s real, orginal purposes: to get out of your head and connect with your body, your heart, your senses and with others. Synergistic Singing is about celebrating your freedom of movement, daring to vulnerably express yourself and feeling the comfort of deeper connections with others through singing. Oh, and of course singing for it's own sake...but you knew that one already 😉
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Gave me the belief I could learn to sing. .”
"After the Saturday class I knew I would enjoy learning from Chris, his enthusiasm is very infectious and what he told us during the class made perfect logical sense. Gave me the belief I could learn to sing. .”
An adventure in personal discovery and development.
“Working with Chris is and adventure in personal discovery and development. As a retired research librarian I had to asky myself why.
I'm already seeing improvement in voice and piano after two months.
Chris is an awesome teacher! He is super kind and super funny. I have no previous experience, and with only two months of lessons I already see significant improvement in my voice/piano skills! Definitely recommend doing both piano and vocal lessons simultaneously. Come to Chris, I promise you won’t regret it!