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My secret weapon in Music Business

We’re in the final stretch of the year – how are your goals shaping up?

Maybe you’ve been dream boarding like crazy, writing down your goals in your journal every day, saying affirmations every day.

And then…. Nothing.

The procrastination sets in. The resistance screws up your plans. You get a speeding ticket in the post unexpectedly. Your website crashes right in the middle of a launch. Your partner starts acting weird.

Maybe it’s not just the right time? Maybe the Universe is conspiring against you?

Nope. It’s not that you are bad at manifesting. You’re probably missing pieces of the formula.

I want to share a new FREE resource with you from my friend and mentor, Denise Duffield-Thomas. It’s her very easy and practical Manifesting Formula. Sign up here or click on the photo below.

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Denise is an incredible money mindset mentor, AKA “The Lucky Bitch” whose best-selling books and courses have helped thousands of entrepreneurs step-up to create success and abundance.

Denise will share her process that will take you from “personal development junkie” into a manifesting MACHINE and money magnet.

I have to say that Denise has really helped me with my money mindset when it comes to earning money as a singer. I have been able to reinforce that singing is not just a hobby but a business that has helped me grow in all areas of my life.

She makes it easy, fun and totally chilled. There’s a free cheat sheet so you can play along.

Just sign up here (it’s free): yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

You don’t need to be perfect, meditate five hours a day or chant under a full moon to manifest your ideal life!

But you DO need to CLEAR your mind of any blocks, get CRYSTAL clear on your goals, infuse every part of your day with positivity, take inspired ACTION and learn to RECEIVE (yes, it’s a learned process – women really struggle with that part).

Play along here: yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

Denise and her courses has helped me in so many ways:

  • In one month I was able to earn extra $2500 in my business by creating a live event for singers.Star maker Accelerator
  • I created and launch my first EP that was paid for through sponsorship.dsc08954
  • I found the courage to increase my vocal coaching and singing fees.singing-makes-me-feel-happy
  • I toured Australia (all expenses paid) as a backing vocalist with a celebrity singer/TV host filling 2000 plus capacity venue.14440764_10153907573773263_896116673717818319_n
  • I set boundaries and work with people that I feel a connection with or inspire me as a performer
  • David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole
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  • I was able to give better opportunities and gigs to my students
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Here are 5 tips to help me manifest my goals as a singer and vocal coach using Denise’s teaching:

  1. DECLUTTER

Denise helped me declutter (physically, mentally and emotionally)

It’s a process that is ongoing but decluttering (which I find very difficult to do) helps you to break repeating patterns over and over again.

The energy you free up will allow you to manifest that perfect gig, that dream body or create that perfect song.

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For myself, I had to free my mindset as singing just being a “hobby.” I now treat it like a business and by doing that it helped me to unblock the flow of success. Once I started treating it like business I felt comfortable calling myself a professional singer and a vocal coach, I received better opportunities and I found people asking me how much I charge for a my services.

Decluttering the people I surrounded myself with helped as well. I surrounded myself with people who appreciated my talents. I surrounded myself with people I admired and respected me. I deleted “friends” on Facebook who didn’t serve me but gravitated toward people who inspire me in my business and family life.

Forgiving is part of decluttering. I had to forgive my family members who made me feel unworthy or not capable of making a living from singing. I had to forgive myself for not treating singing seriously when I was younger and being naïve.

2. ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT

Define what you really want. It’s no use saying I want to earn $500 per gig but it’s requires you to work and prepare for it longer than expected.

Do you want more gigs? How many? What kind of gigs do you want? Corporate, festivals, pubs and clubs? Be specific.

How many gigs will you do for free and what kind of boundaries will you set when it comes to free gigs. It’s ok to set boundaries and let people know that you do not work for free or you require transport money. You have worked hard on your craft you deserve to be paid.

Get clear on what it is you really want. Who would you like to work with, who would you like to taught by, who would you like to meet to inspire you to be a better version of yourself? (for me it was of course Oprah)

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For example, I would like to be singing at a wedding on a beach in the Maldives, all expenses paid (food, travel, accommodation) for a couple who are beautiful kind people and who appreciate our music. Their guests are fun loving and are touched by our performance.

This goes with your band members that you would like to attract too.

to the type of performer you would like to be, even to how you would like your voice to sound like?

I created a vision board 15 years ago and I cut out a picture of a lady with a guitar who left her TV job to be the backing vocalist for Tina Turner. I hoped one to be a backing vocalist for a famous person. Over the past 6 years I have been blessed enough to sing, travel and tour with famous celebrities mainly from the Philippines.

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I also had a picture I cut out of Julie Andrews at Disneyland with kids hoping to one day bring students there to sing.  It happened in 2013.

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3. BE POSITIVE

Visualising what you want and feeling it to your very core will help you manifest it quicker.

If you want a wonderful performance visiualiuse yourself performing with confidence, hear your voice being expressive and free. See the crowd cheering or giving you the standing ovation at the end of a song, feel the lights on your face, feel yourself moving freely and effortly on stage with the band grooving, smiling feeling and enjoying creating the music with you.

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4. TAKE ACTION

Take action

Decide which action step need to be next to pull opportunities towards you

What team would you need to surround yourself with to make the goals happen? Do you need a vocal coach, a manager, a choreographer, a musical director.

Start building a team around you now rather than waiting a few weeks before a performance

Take tie for yourself to celebrate wins and evaluate. Balance work and fun so you don’t burn out.

5. LEARN TO RECEIVE

Give yourself permission to shine, to be on the stage! My favourite Lucky Bitch Mantra is “I serve, I deserve!” Learn to receive money or opportunities that comes to you. Don’t lose sitght of a free coffee on your coffee card, a free service that someone has kindly offered you. Be grateful (even by praying) and show it.

Go ahead and do the steps for yourself.  Join the free short manifesting course that will help you gravitate to your ideal gigs, people to work with and enless opportunities.

Just sign up here (it’s free): yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

Comment below and tell me what you want to manifest!

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The Vision

imageWhat is a Vision?

A vision is a dream or a thought that never leaves your sight. It’s there when you wake in the morning until you rest your head at night.

It’s not quite a destination but it is the masterpiece that when you look back you can see the puzzle prices fitting together.

Sometimes it’s ok not to have a solid clear vision, but as our journey continues we just need to focus on how we want to feel at the end of every day.

You may find yourself pivoting at times but other times you may feel that you are on the right path.

What do you do to stay focused?

Surround yourself with people who lift you up and bring out the best in you. It may be a group of family or friends who are like minded.

I have a mastermind group that I consult with every fortnight.
Together we hold each other accountable for the top 3 goals we wish to achieve within that fortnight.
We help each other with challenges and celebrate our wins. It’s so helpful to have people help you think outside the box or bounce ideas off each other.

Finding golden nuggets in resources are handy to keep your focus. I listen to podcasts such as the School Of Greatness by Lewis Howes. I also have my own podcast called One Voice can change the world with Tina Bangel. I interview singers, performers whom I feel are inspiring and are at a level that performers can aspire towards. I hire coaches, I read books and watch Ted talks or motivational YouTube clips to help me keep on track.

My favourite all time Ted talk is starting with your Why by Simon Sinik. It’s one of the top most watched Ted talk. When you watch it you will understand why.
Sinik mentions why we need to start with our why.

He explains why any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why.

WHY is not about money or profit – those are results.WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.

When you know your why a clear vision can be formed.

When you know your why the navigation toward your distination becomes easier and much smoother.

From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers,
Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.

It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know how to stay focused.

When is the best time to create a life vision?
My earliest memory of wanting to be a singer was as young as 7 years old, As I held my favourite records in my hand I would imagine myself on stage. Subconsciously I feel I worked towards that dream.
We should never underestimate the power of a vision, even a young child’s vision.

My mother has her slum book from when she was much younger and her sisters filled out the section that asked – what is your ambition: one sister wrote at the age of 6 years old – to heal the sick. She is a doctor with her own medical surgery. Often she travels the world to conduct medical missions.

For myself I had plenty of goals. Goals to learn how to sing, goals to be a session singer, goals to be a working vocalist in a corporate band or wedding singer.

After achieving many of these goals I realised that I lacked motivation. It felt like I was travelling to gigs, singing to the audience and then hoping back in the van, home, sleep and then doing it all over again.

I lacked vision and a purpose. I didn’t know my WHY.

Over the years I have discovered that music and singing is much more powerful. Teaching singing and a program called Kindermusik helped me see the power it has in the life of a child. It helped them emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

After years of teaching and performing I now know that my Why is to help children Be Heard. Be Heard so they can express and deal with life and everyday situations. Be Heard through singing.

Helping them believe that their voice is important.

Helping them through the joys of music and singing.

I truly believe that if you give a child the confidence to use their voice and express their soul then they have the ability to change the world around them.

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3 tips that can help reach your goals:

1. Create a vision board
– add photos and words that inspire you
– cut pictures of your dreams and goals
If you are a singer perhaps it may be a photo of a stage you would like to perform. Get specific on the space, the audience, is it a huge stage or an intimate stage.
– if you want a dream job cut out photos of the office you would like to work at, images.
I had a dream of one day giving my students and opportunity to sing in Disneyland and cut out a photo of Julie Andrews with a bunch of children in the classic Disneyland Mickey Mouse Cap. It took 10 years for it to happen.

2. Visualisation

Visualise how you want to perform or your dream job. Imagine yourself in that position. Imagine the smells, the atmosphere and play the perfect movie in your mind.

3. Create

Do something small or big everyday that leads towards your dream or vision.
Connect with the people that you feel can help you. Make the calls. Step Out of your comfort zone. Just DO!

Vision…

It’s more than a goal

It’s bigger than ourselves

It seems that there is never the right time to create your vision. When it comes to you, it will light you up your soul. It will fuel you to the core!

Tell me in the comments below what lights you up or tell me your big vision? Putting it out into the universe may help it come to fruition a little faster!

If you enjoyed this blog please like, comment and share it with your friends.

If you would like to help spread the word about our crowdfunding campaign called Project Be Heard, feel free to answer a few quick questions and be on our street team. You will be helping so many children deal with their struggles through music therapy. Click here to be on our street team: https://forms.typeform.io/to/fww8kJtDX2

Musically yours

Tina ???

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What New York taught me about myself, my business and personal relationships

It may sound cliche but this trip was life changing and it was time.

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When I mentioned to my family that I wanted to go to New York to attend Selena Soo’s event “Get Known, Get Clients” I felt some heavy guilt.

“You’re a mum that needs to look after the family”

I always dread telling my parents my plans even though I’m a grown woman. Sometimes I start feeling like that 8 year old child, being put in her place.

I often get the response of “Bahala na”, a Filipino term translated to English as

Do what ever you want”,

“What ever”

or “Let’s see what happens.”

I hear this sentence a lot.

I heard it when I started to make singing my full time gig, I heard this when I held my One Voice concert at the Sydney Opera House, I heard this when I wanted to meet Oprah during the VIP event in Sydney.

My husband uses that term to make fun but there is a little truth to it…he always finishes up saying “Tina does what ever she wants anyway”…

He knows me too well …so do my parents… I love them for this unconditional support and love.

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Luckily my son is at the age where he can look after himself and is very independent, plus he was looking forward to spending time with my parents because he gets to eat Lola’s home made Chicken nuggets and chips.

There were so many reasons why I wanted to take this trip and I knew that it was the right choice.

I felt it in my heart.

It was a choice not only for my soul and to level up my game, but also to teach and show Christian that it’s important to create opportunities for himself and not wait for people to hand it to him.

So here are the top 6 things I learnt from my New York Trip!

  1. People come into our lives for a reason

I’m so glad to have made connection with thought leaders, game changers and people working everyday to make this world a better place.

Everyone has a story and I gravitated to so many inspiring minds.  It was wonderful to connect with them as we spent 6 months together (online, working on the program) to bring our businesses to a whole new level.  I enjoyed getting to see their growth.

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Take Tay and Val, film-makers and TED speakers, who travelled the world to collect people’s dreams. They were kind enough to share their story on my podcast. They now hold workshops to help people find their dreams and follow their souls calling.

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Caitlin Padgett is a coach who helps successful woman change their relationship with Alcohol. She too was kind enough to share her story on the podcast and in turn giving game-changing tips to eliminate or cut down alcohol all together. As we speak she is on USA morning TV making a difference and helping people who are not on the spectrum of being alcoholic but feel sometimes alcohol can lead them to make the wrong moves. I asked her to be on the podcast to help musicians who may have some of these issues with Alcohol.

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And how could I not forget my Aussie buddies!

Jaime Lee Fraser is a financial advisor, with kids under the age of 3 and building a 6-figure business, she is such and inspiration to me. So down to earth, driven and giving. Jaime Lee dived into this business of finance because as a young child, Jamie’s father passed away leaving the family in debt. She was able to get her family out of debt as a young woman.

Fiorella Kis Major has just come back from Bali where she held a mindfulness retreat. She is an incredible guide when it comes to meditation.

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I was able to meet some friends from the School of Greatness community which was created by Lewis Howes. Danceprenuer Emeroy, Elaine from Neon Owl, Sarah (inventor of the set ready garment bags) and Gina who was kind enough to treat me to Shake Shack. It was incredible to meet them in person.

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2. Stars do align 

The day I booked my flight to New York a student came into her lesson wearing an “I love New York” Jumper. I saw the signs everywhere…that same night my husband was dreaming of me singing “New York, New York” on stage. First thing I asked him was how were you feeling in the dream. He said he was happy to see me.

I see these as good signs…

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What are the changes of Christian flicking through the radio channels and stumbling across my original song about him called “‪Tomorrow,‬ it’ll be a better day” … What makes it funny is that they were under the tunnel when it happened (which gets bad reception the best of time)…what are the chances.

Empty seats was an added bonus – every flight I took, had an empty seat next to me, on the way home I had all three seats to myself.

I know someone up there was looking after me for sure.

  1. Build genuine relationships 

One of Selena Soos teachings is to build relationships. She is so adamant that we put our best foot forward, make the honest and genuine connections and don’t expect things in return.  Most of all be thankful with kind gestures and gifts when someone goes out of their way to help you.

Selena is an incredible teacher, connecting people is her super power.

I would have to say that her course has been one of my favourite online course to date. She takes the time to look after each student and is very consistent and the modules are second to none. Plus she attracts the incredible experts and business owners.

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What stood out to me was how people in New York are so happy to give you their connections. Something that we don’t often see here in Sydney, I’m not sure if  it’s because the music industry is so small here.

Networking and making friends came naturally to my friend Veronica Alonzo, who was there for a 6 month Broadway dance course.  She was also on my podcast. She mentioned that she always carried her CV in her bag just incase she would bump into someone who could help her get into a Broadway show. So after all her hard work and hustle, she now has landed a US agent and auditioned for Hamlet. Guess who is now signing a Broadway show contract! So proud!

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Veronica, Jamie and I ate at my dream Filipino restaurant, Jeepney. There we met my Filipino Entrepreneur crush Nicole Ponseca! At 38, she has 2 Filipino restaurants where she mentioned the Broadway Barkadas (Filipino street slang meaning a group of friends or a gang of youths) hang out after their Broadway shows. I discovered Jeepney and her work via instagram.  Meeting her has always been on my bucket list as I admire her dedication to bring the Filipino cuisine and culture into the mainstream.
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  1. Notice the Full circle moments 

There were a few full circle moments – one that stood out was meeting West End star (Miss Saigon) and singer, Roanne Monte. Roannes’ mother is very active in the Filipino community and she has helped many young Filipino singers get a start in the industry. Roanne now has a thriving business in New York and only sings for special events.

What struck me was that we only met that day and what was supposed to be a quick meet up and lunch lead into the night. We talked about her experience as a child performer and being successful on Star Search (a reality TV talent show in the 90s). The blessings and hardships of being in the modelling and music industry at a young age. A fellow introvert, she had some wonderful stories to tell and I respect her so much after getting to know her and the reasons she decided in the direction she has. She was so humble and down to earth and I absolutely love her beautiful soul.

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Over the next few days I had some more God sent connections.

On the day I visited the ‪9/11‬ memorial I received a surprise message from my first cousin letting me know that he was there for work.It was great to see him; Manong Yen has always been a support since day 1. Encouraging me to not dampen my light.

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That same day,  I was able to meet another incredible mentor Rachel Hanfling who is an Emmy award nominated producer and worked for the Oprah Winfrey show. I absolutely cherish the time she took the time to get to know my story, follow-up with me and see how things are going with my students and also my Oprah experience.

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That night I was able to watch my dear friend Pam Picart’s cousin at Birdland. Sean Maclaughlin was incredible where he brought the audience to tears as he sung a few songs from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends.

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A few days later, I caught “Beautiful” a musical about Carole King…I cried during the standing ovation because I just couldn’t believe how special it was to be there. The cast was stunning and of course it came full circle because one of my go to songs during my start in talent quests, was her hit song “I feel the earth move”.

And boy did I feel the wonders of the universe.

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  1. Wrong direction? Pivot

I did catch a few wrong trains and got off the wrong stops. Just like in life and business don’t be afraid to ask for help or direction.

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If you know you are on the wrong train and have a strong gut feeling, listen and hop off that train and find the right one to take you to the right destination.

It’s ok if we don’t know everything. It’s ok to surround yourself with people who know more than you. In fact hang around people who are successful. Feed off that drive. Surrounding yourself with people who bring you down to earth yet lift you when you need it.

Don’t compare yourself with others, as this is where you need to be at in the present time.

Trust and go with the flow.

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  1. Be grateful 

This photo says it all; my photographer friend Tina Doshi captured it. Tina also kindly sponsored my New York special podcast. Tina is incredibly giving and talented. I’m grateful she captured the moment I looked up and breathed in the possibilities.

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I am so grateful for the experiences, friendships, and connections.

 

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I can’t thank Selena enough for creating this event.

Without this event I would have not made these connections and flourished within my being.

If you are a coach, consultant or expert who wants to Get known and get clients (not only in your community but on the world scale) then I encourage you to check out this course.

Selena has the cart open for GKGC but it closes this weekend.

If you want to learn more about it follow this link. Give her an email if you would like to connect with her and ask her questions! hello [at] s2-groupe [dot] com

Watch the Trailer here

This is a life-changing course.

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Tell me what is your soul calling you to do? If this speaks to you please tell me your thoughts in the comments below.  I would love for you to like and share this post with someone who need to hear this.

Musically yours Tina

 

 

How to be awesome without Alcohol – The One Voice of Caitlin Padgett

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I met Caitlin during Selena Soo’s Get Known Get Clients live event in New York. Caitlin has this gift of capturing the room when she speaks. She is smart, a dedicated soul, an inspiration! You can see the passion she has for her work in her eyes and she genuinely wants to help others become better versions of themselves.

Caitlin Padgett is a lifestyle coach for successful women who struggle with alcohol. Whether the goal is to control their drinking through moderation techniques or to eliminate it completely, she offers an individualised program for women find freedom from alcohol, on their own terms.

I thought that this is something we need to discuss as Musicians and creative people.  I don’t want to judge people’s choices but if you feel that alcohol is necessary to get into that creative zone or relaxes you or gives you the courage but you feel it’s contributing to poor life choices then please seek professional help.  I hope you get insights to this interview with Caitlin where she shares valuable lessons and tips.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Caitlin tells us about her powerful work, how did it came about and what was the pivotal time in her life when she decided enough is enough?
  • What are strategies that creative people can tap into their “zone” without having to turn to alcohol?
  • How to deal with friends or letting go of people that don’t serve your purpose in life, what would you say to someone who is afraid to let go of what they know and who they know?
  • Dialog that people can use at the work place or events so they can feel comfortable in situations where they are encouraged to drink?
  • There are people who use alcohol to unwind after work or a gig, Caitlin suggest for people to do when they have the urge to use alcohol.
  • What is the song that changed your life and why?

For many years Caitlin felt like she was living a double life.

On the outside, she was an accomplished international advocate, living a jet-set lifestyle that took her around the world working on interesting projects. She projected confidence and a sense of adventure and fun. Yet inside she was struggling.

She was making good money, but spending a ton on after work cocktails, late nights out, bottles of wine as nightcaps, not to mention the pharmaceuticals she thought she needed to keep anxiety and sleeplessness at bay. For years she had been hiding from myself, it was becoming harder to do so. Looking at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t ignore the effects of drinking too much the night before.

But she discovered…

You can redefine your relationship to alcohol, instead of it defining you.

Caitlin says;

“ I now have a life worth remembering every second of. A life that I WANT.

Instead of copious amounts on bottles of wine, bubbly and cocktails,
I spend money on delicious, nourishing food.

Instead of hazy hungover mornings turning into wasted days,
I wake up with energy, clarity and enthusiasm.

Instead of numbing out stress, anxiety or accumulative shame,
I feel and I deal, and I know that I can handle whatever comes my way.

Instead of intimacy instigated with liquid courage,
I have deeply meaningful intimate relationships

Instead of “pre-gaming” with my girlfriends by downing a bottle (or two) of bubbly before even heading out the door,
I have beautiful rituals that allow my inner beauty to shine. People say I glow!

She goes on to say;

“It’s possible for you to have a life you want too.

You can have control over your relationship with alcohol. Life doesn’t have to be messy, overly dramatic, or filled with nagging anxiety and self-doubt. While there’s no magic pill, no quick fix, there is a way.

A way that honours and celebrates your individuality.”

If this is what you want, then connect with Caitlin here:

Sign up here to receive Caitlin’s three-part “Drink Less Success” Video series and as a special bonus you’ll also be the first to receive her

“How to be awesome without alcohol” video training as soon as it is released!!

This video series is especially relevant to those of us who rely on networking and being active in nightlife for the success of our careers. I know you’ll get a lot out of it!

You can get her book here:

Drink Less Be More: How to have a great night (and life!) without getting wasted

Connect with Caitlin at this link: http://caitlinpadgett.com/one-voice/

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The dos and don’ts during a Jam Session – The One Voice of Don Cabrera

I’m so excited to share Don Cabrera’s story. We met during the Charice and Lea Salonga concerts.

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I guess the aim of this is to shed light on how to build working relationships as a musician or performer.  I see a common thread in successful musicians, that it’s all about the people you surrounded yourself with, not only was Don very talented but he worked on his craft and developed strong relationships over time with people.

In this interview we focus on the idea of how important networking is and creating a community so together we work to lift each other up.

That is why he created the West Sessions – a Jam night which will be held on the 18th of May, 2016 at the Blacktown Arts Centre.  Doors open at 6pm.

He chats about the dos and don’ts during a Jam session.  We dive into his musical upbringing, how he motivates himself, his mentors and his vision for the future.

Dominic is one of Australia’s top drummers and is an in demand session musician from Sydney. He works with Sony Music Australia, Warner Music Australia and has performed with artists such as:

Cyrus
Tim Omaji (Timomatic)
Guy Sebastian
Jessica Mauboy
Delta Goodrem
Samantha Jade
Nathaniel
Justice Crew
Rob Mills
Stan Walker
Taylor Henderson
Reigan Derry

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Jessie J
Nico & Vinz
Josh Groban
Benji Madden
Lea Salonga
Aston Merrygold
Charice
Gungor

Dom regularly appears in television shows and features including X-Factor, The Voice, The ARIA Awards, Young Talent Time, The Morning Show, The Today Show, Sunrise & Mornings. He teaches privately, upon request, and has hosted popular collaborative jam sessions/residencies, where Sydney’s creative and performing arts community are of constant attendance.

Dom’s first encounter with playing the drums was by getting in trouble with his primary school teacher while banging beats on his little school desk as a child, back in the Philippines. The teacher saw the potential and talent behind the energetic troublesome boy and cultivated it by letting him share his gift, playing a solo marching snare piece for the annual school festival that year. That ignited a flame and passion that would never be extinguished.

Having started with the guitar at the age of 9 and the bass after moving to Australia at the age of 13, Dom has always been exposed to music of all styles, growing up and coming from a family of musicians. He gained experience throughout his teens playing for his youth group all around Australia. These years of being self-taught were very crucial to him, allowing him to find and harness his natural strengths as a musician and discovering his own style, voice and character. Dom would play anything and everything by ear when he listened to the radio/TV, while keeping a special place in his heart for melodic rock.

After being the most prized all-around musician in his high school, Dom finally found home in the drums once again, deciding to make it his full-time instrument. The movement, physicality, style, raw expression, musicality.. everything about the craft made him fall in love with the art of drumming.

Dominic was offered a Bachelor of Music course at the Australian Institute of Music despite not having his Higher School Certificate. During the years of studying and gigging, he has toured, performed and recorded with some of Australia’s leading and upcoming talents. He has learnt from some of the world’s best musician educators and his studies and exploration has led him to finding a deep passion for experimental music.

Dcd is available for private lessons and is currently regularly playing with Cyrus, SSJ & Jeremy Gregory.

He is proudly endorsed by Sonor Drums, UFiP Cymbals & Silverfox Drumticks.

Click here for more information: THE WEST SESSIONS

A couple of years ago, Don had a heavy feeling of incompletion and couldn’t shake it off. He had made a career out of playing music in the “city scene” but it felt selfish and distant from the people who raised and nurtured me in the arts. He missed his peers who mentored him and had the same passion for music, without ANY money or politics involved.. Just for the pure love of it.
Don and his friends have the opportunity to give back, reconnect, (hopefully) inspire, and just have a fun old time sharing music with anyone and everyone; the youth groups, the churches, the schools and multicultural families.

“After all, some of the heaviest mf’s come from the west 😉  Please join us for some nights of good vibes and let’s make the scene back home alive again 😉 The West Sessions.” Says Don!

So tell me your go to song during a Jam session?  What insights did you get from Don?

If you enjoyed this interview please like, comment and share it.

See you at the Jam! Tina

Don Cabrera

 

How to find the courage to follow your dreams – The One Voice of Tay and Val

One Voice can change the world podcast

 

The next few episodes of One Voice can change the world podcast I will be interviewing amazing guests I met in New York. I was in New York for a conference organised by Selena Soo. During that event I met some visionary entrepreneurs who are set to change the world with their work.

You are going to be inspired by these world-class leaders.

If you would like to learn more about Selena Soo she actually had a free report that you can download from my show notes. You can learn how she can help you spread your message to the world in an authentic and purposeful way.

I met our next guests at the event. We also did Selena’s course together. When you hear their story it will inspire you to dream big! The world is truly a better place with these wonderful women in it.

Collecting dreams in Costa Rica

TAY & VAL Award-winning filmmakers and inspirational storytellers from Singapore, Tay and Val are living examples of dreamers who have cycled and traveled across the globe on “Project I Believe That Dreams Can Come True. “

After a chance encounter with a retired 64-year-old train master in Taiwan the girls found out that “Luo Papa” had a dream to cycle around Taiwan, stop at every train station and take a photo. They offered to accompany him to help him realise his dream.

After realising Luo Papa’s dream they kept going and haven’t stopped. They meet people who have realised their dream, also people who are realising their dreams and on the way they share their experiences and pay it forward and a “dream chain”

Luo Papa - The Taiwanese gentleman who changed our lives

During this podcast we chat about how they both met, what you do and how your work came about.

They share their journey as artist, Tay being a Filmmaker and Val being a singer, actress and artist.

I absolutely loved their TEDx talk – Dreams Unlimited. You can watch their ted talks here

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Tay and Val tell us how they landed the Ted talks, the process and challenges and what was the outcomes.

I dive into their Journey to collect people’s dreams, how they generated Sponsorship and how they planned their trip around the world.

At the end of the day, if you want to follow your dreams make sure it comes from a place of love, of service and it will become more of a reality.

If you enjoyed this episode please like, comment, share.

CONNECT WITH TAY AND VAL

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MENTIONED IN THIS PODCAST: 

Selena Soo’s Free Report – How Selena Went From $0 to $157,000 in Her First Year As a Coach

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ESPISODE SPONSOR: Tina Doshi

 

The art of celebrating your wins – Inspired by Lea Salonga

Here we were at the back of the bar at the Intercontinental hotel.  “Hi! I’m Tina!” I said as I shook Leas’ hand.  “Yes! We met on Twitter!” Lea said.

Wow! My hero, my idol, someone that I have looked up to for over 30 years remembers me. She had responded to my blog post just before her Sydney concert: You can read it here: How to deal with Haters, Critics and Judgemental people

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She told us how starving she was after her Sydney Concert at the Sydney Town Hall. I had an out of “body experience” as I sat next to Lea while she ate her burger and chips.

I think that’s the experience you get when you are in the moment.

You see everything slowing down. Yep! That’s the state I wanted to be in when I met my hero.

After years of learning her songs and listening to her recordings, I reflected back. If I had made the first Sydney cast of Miss Saigon, would I have been at this table next to Lea Salonga? I think not….

This is where my life was meant to be.

I look back and think everything has a time, there is a purpose and trust God or the universe.

I felt like all the hustle, let downs and the highs had led to this very moment.

I was happy to just “BE.”

Be in the moment. Be me.

This was my celebration.

I didn’t need to get the “selfie” with Lea.

I was just happy to soak everything in. Thank you Lea for being so gracious and down to earth. I enjoyed just chatting about our families and life.

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I am thankful to our mutual friend Rosary for introducing us.  A bigger thank you to Rob and Christian for their patience.

Carol Monoloto, thank you for including my students and I at Lea’s first ever Sydney concert, what an incredible experience! Thank you to the production team, fellow support artists and especially to Andrew Baris, our dance teacher, who has the gift of bringing out the best out of us!

Thank you to the One Voice families and students for your continued support. I am extremely proud of the kids who put their heart and soul into their performances.

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How do you celebrate your wins? Do you celebrate your wins? Tell us in the comments below.

Like, comment, and  share this post with someone you think should celebrate more often!

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I want you to think about your latest achievement and make sure you give yourself a pat on the back. Sometimes we forget and we move on to the next goal.

You deserve that celebration.

Musically your Tina xx

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If you loved these amazing photos Photo Credit goes to: Dennis Pelaez dpelaezphotography.com.au (the twins’ dad)

Thank you Cherlize’s dad Cy for taking this footage of our performance.

If you would like a copy of Be heard you can download it here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/be-heard/id944094298?i=944094307

 

 

The One Voice of Karly Nimmo – How to become a voice over artist

Karly Nimmo is the host of very popular business podcast Karlosophies

After a seriously bad haircut (a ‘frullet’) from an evil hairdresser who, after revealing his disaster, dared to mutter the words ‘There! Now you have the perfect head for radio!’, Karly decided she was far too attractive to continue in radio land. It was time for a change. While her stunning looks made her an obvious choice for a life in front of the camera, her nous for business, warm vocal abilities, terrible haircut and emotionally scarring from said hairdresser, led her straight to the recording booth.

She has voiced, and co-ordinated projects for big names… like Telstra, NAB, Panasonic, Sensis, McAfee, Jims, Ebay and Brambles. In addition, Karly has narrated a 26 part television series, can be heard in schools Australia wide via electronic whiteboards and has played many a character in children’s software programs. Her friendly, unpatronising and well rounded sound makes her ideal for learning – at both an adult and children’s level.

While her once hideous hair cut is these days just a distant memory, the emotional scarring remains… she is destined to be behind the mic (and behind the business) and, thankfully, that is where she’ll remain.

It’s difficult to put someone like Karly Nimmo into just one box.  At her very core, Karly is a connector, communicator and creator.  She also wears hats as a small business mentor, mastermind facilitator, voice over artist and agent, keen podcaster and writer, but above all, a devoted and loving mother. Oh and she’s funny as all hell.

We chat about:

  1. How she got started as a voice over artist
  2. How she prepares for her Voice over work?
  3. Who are her mentors and who she draws inspiration from?
  4. How to create a portable sound booth
  5. Advice would you give to someone who is looking into using their voice as a career.

Karly’s tips to becoming a Voice over Artist

  1. Try getting experience on community Radio
  2. Be proactive Source work
  3. Access to a studio
  4. Have equipment
  5. Be available
  6. Be committed and consistent

Equipment

  1. Blue Yeti
  2. USB mic – that Plugs and Plays
  3. Software – Garageband,Audacity is free thank can edit
  4. Space – acoustic form room – Anything to soften the space even your wardrobe
  5. Pop filter
  6. Headphones – anything that’s closed, be aware of
  7. Port-a-booth – IKEA boxes lined with mattress foam

You can connect with Karly at :

http://killerkopy.com.au/

You can listen to our interview here on iTunes : https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/one-voice-can-change-world/id996957012?mt=2

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Websites & Podcasts we chat about

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Lewis Howes – The School of Greatness https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/school-greatness-lewis-howes/id596047499?mt=2

Johnathon Fields – The good life project https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/good-life-project-inspiration/id647826736?mt=2

Kassandra Bibas – She runs the show https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/podcast-for-women-entrepreneurs/id953470376?mt=2

B-school  with Marie Forleo http://www.marieforleo.com/

 

What a Vocal teacher learnt whilst singing with Martin Nievera

“Consistent sold out venues”, “Brilliant energy from start to finish”, “Incredible voice” these are just some of the feedback Martin Nievera had during his Sydney concert last Friday 8th of May, 2015.  It was certainly one to remember. I had the honour to sing as Martins’ Backing Vocalist and it’s always such an amazing experience to work with such a down to earth, talented, witty and funny person.

From time to time we come across performer who really knows how to connect with the audience. I mean REALLY CONNECT…. from the heart and from the soul…without trying.  Of course this comes from 3 decades of interacting with the audience but there is something special when it’s consistent.

So this is what I learnt while singing with Martin Nievera.

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Make your fans feel special

Consistently, Martin is always giving time to his fans. He didn’t just stay in his dressing room, he remembers people’s names and acknowledges them. He spoke to people before his performance and hung outside his dressing room. Watched a few support artists and complimented them. He genuinely loves to interact with his fans, happy to sign CDs and happy to do shout out to fans via social media.

How do you engage with your fans?

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Thank you Martin for the special shout out to my One Voice Students!

 

Be proud of your heritage

Best part of the concert! When he said that Filipinos have the ability to give to the world. We are the carers and that we should all be proud about what we do in the world. He acknowledges the people who left their home in the Philippines to make a better life for themselves in Australia.

“The world is watching”. Do “good” in the world, don’t lie and don’t be dishonest was his main message.

So simple and it’s what we teach our kids from a young age, every now and then we need reminding even as adults.

How are you being of service to the world?

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Rehearse with the band and take control

Martin takes pride to rehearse with his band. If he is not happy with something he assertively fixes it. I have seen it before with his last rehearsal where he has a certain standard of people that he works with and if they don’t meet it he will request a change even if it is last minute. You want to surround yourself with people whom you can rely on. People who help you create the best show and bring out the best in you. Know your expectations.

He endearingly called his band the Meat Pie band because they consisted of young amazing Australian Musicians. Of course he mentioned that their first step after landing in Sydney was Harry’s Café Dewheels. So another witty way to interact with the Aussie Audience.

When choosing musicians find people that care about your performance. Acknowledge your band members in the show and include them in your patter.

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Respect everyone you work with

Each performance Martin always is grateful and will give each of his band members a signed CD with a special message.

How do you show your appreciation towards the people you work with?

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Be you

Martin is open that he has had ups and downs with his relationship- often making fun of himself, his ex-wife Pops Fernandez and his life. Never taking himself too seriously. He shares his personal life often referring to his kids and tying in their family story with the show. I think there is a special bond with the audience as he talks about the times when his kids were little and he would watch them sleep. Martin added an original heart felt song that he wrote with Mr. Louie Ocampo about his boys. (Seems that every songwriter with a child relates to this- here’s a song I wrote about Christian – Tomorrow it’ll be a better day)

Has something or someone in your life inspired you to write a song that you can include in your show?

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Be surrounded by family

Every concert he always acknowledges his family in the crowd. So now we know him more personally.

Consider bringing on a talented family member to be part of your show. Martin brought on board his talented twin sister Vicky. They sang a 70s Medley of songs that reminded them of their happy times in their childhood.

Do you have a family member you can invite to be part of your show?

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Be encouraging to performers starting out

You can learn so much from young talents even as a seasoned performer. It can be humbling to know that we all started at the beginning once. It takes courage and persistence to make it in this industry. It’s also such a small industry and we need to look after each other. It was so wonderful to see One Voice Alumni and past students working the stage- Melanie Balagtas, Bryan Ines, Bernadette Marquez, Alwyn de la Santos and Ylonda.

How do you conduct yourself around musicians who are starting out or are seasoned?

Young or old we all just want to be validated.

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Always be ready to learn new songs

Martin is always really to learn new songs. We had dinner during the rehearsals and Mr. Louie Ocampo was calling out all these new songs that are popular currently on the radio. They chatted about the new version of Dusty Springfield’s song- you don’t own me. By the way, you can check out the song I wrote with Louie Ocampo and Lionel Cole called Be Heard. You can also check out my new Be Heard EP in iTunes.

Martin is not afraid to learn new songs and the audience loves it. He even threw in a One Direction song – the story of my life after his son had dared him to sing a modern song.

Which new song have you been planning to learn? Create a new version of it and plan to sing it at your next gig.
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Create a story within your performance

The whole concert revolved 3 decades of music and performing. He shared his life as a child, his family and takes the audience down memory lane with his TELESERYE  medley.

Try to incorporate the senses. Include visual footage of all the milestones in your life.

One thing he wanted to do was be part of Broadway. He sung a Broadway medley, which the audience absolutely loved.

Is there something that your audience doesn’t know about you? Where you can tie in a song to showcase that secret?

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Be humble and of service

Martin is there to entertain, to make people laugh to make them cry and to make every person the in audience feel great about themselves. My favourite part of the night was the comfort he brought to Nanay Consuela who had stage 4 cancer. It brought me to tears, which I tried very hard to hold back. It was so touching and beautiful.

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All of this combined just made this an incredible performance and memorable.

Love and respect your audience so much that you will never be forgotten. Time and time again they will see you at the next concert and buy your CDS and be a fan for life! All because you took the time to know them.

I would love to know 3 concepts that you can incorporate into your show? Maybe you have a concept that you would like to share that is unique to your show.

Please share, comment and like this post if you found it helpful.  Also pass it on to a friend who will benefit from it.

Photo credit by Darryl O’brien Photography

Musically yours

Tina

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THE LITTLE VOICES OF LYCA AND DARREN

15 ways to help overcome performance anxiety

Last night I was at a party and someone mentioned they watched the Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod Sydney concert. They were the winners of the Voice Philippines.  She was amazed on how wonderful Darren and Lyca took to the stage and interacted with the audience. I agreed with her 100%. What you see is a product of hours of rehearsing, touring and full time work. There is no doubt that if a child has the opportunity to live, breathe and work in a performing environment they will soar and stand out on stage- especially when they had the vocal ability, stage presence and DRIVE in the first place. That is their job… they are to sing the same songs, the same patter every night at every show as well as every media appearance.

Lyca, only 10 years old, captured the audience with her wonderful personality, it was amusing to see her personality shine through whist telling jokes and leaving the audience wanting more. Darren had a Voice that was so powerful and agile. A very humble and charming 14-year-old boy who originally came from Canada.

One Voice Kids had an amazing time supporting Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod. We were privileged and honoured that Cheers entertainment invited the kids to be part of the show.

I always tell the kids I teach to expect the unexpected. Always be prepared for microphones to not work or blocking needing to be changed due to uncontrollable circumstances.

One Voice consisted of Jade Lee ,Charlize Santos,Jared Lesaca, Jill Gutierrez, Lorenz Garcia, Olivia Bosworth, Jessica Jerusalem, Elouise Kalixte Pelaez, Imarosa Kei Tungul,   Kaitryel Pelaez, Khristienne Ison , Joy Laquian, Angelo Marasigan. They shared the support act with 7 wonderful local talents that night. Mikee Anne de Leon, Dani de Leon, Chelsea Castillo, Jasmine Montemayor Henry, Danikka and Daniela Vassallo and Chantelle Santos.

So the unexpected did happen where microphones didn’t work and luckily one performer was professional enough to keep going. She belted out the song and the audience cheered for her because they supported her courageous act to keep singing.

An accumulation of these events can make any performer (budding or seasoned) anxious.

Anxiety can come in a few forms:

  • Sweaty Palms
  • Dry mouth
  • Tears
  • Shallow fast breathing
  • Forgetfulness
  • Inability to move on the stage

Here are 15 ways to overcome these anxiety attacks before a show.

1.  Make sure you have perfectly practiced before the show. Go over the songs and know your lyrics inside out before you hit the stage

2.  Get a Vocal Coach to help you with problem areas and to make sure the song in the right key for you. Do not rely on just your lessons to practice; you must do the hard work at home too.

3.  Do the movements that you have gone over with your coach, trust that you will be fine. Your coach makes you practice the moves so that when stage fright occurs you do the moves that you have been working on in class without having to think about them, it should come second nature. When you feel comfortable on stage that is when you can allow yourself to adlib. But when in doubt always go back to what you have been practicing or working on with your coach. Also practice how you will introduce your songs or interact with the audience.

4.  Use the iPad, recording device or your phone to record your rehearsal performance, moves and facial expression. Watch it back (even if it’s painful) notice what is working and fix what is not.

5.  Visualize the moves, the way you would love to sound like, your look (costume, hair) in your head every night before the concert. Visualize even the audience members- picture your friends and family in the audience happily supporting you.

6.  Make sure you find out what the stage looks like before hand and do your research. Does it have stairs, does it have backstage curtains, where will you enter and exit, will you have a cordless microphone or chorded microphone, will someone be handing the microphone to you. Will you be handing the microphone to someone after your song?

7.  Do not wear clothes that make you feel uncomfortable – make sure your shoes and clothes are comfortable to move in and that make you feel like a star.

8.  Use essential oils. Marv Johnson, the essential oil educator has four recommendations to ease anxiety and to calm the nerves before a performance.  Marv’s podcast is one of my favourite podcasts I listen to. You can see why here: The essential oil podcast.

  • First is Frankincense: It is very calming to the nervous system. Put a couple of drops in your hands, rub together gently, cup and inhale. Three to five deep breaths have a quick and instant effect. Then gently massage on the back of the neck.
  • Second is Lavender: Studies have shown that the inhalation of lavender oil can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood.
  • The third is Wild Orange essential oil. Wild orange creates both a sense of calm and alertness. Put a couple of drops in your hands, rub together gently, cup and inhale. Three to five deep breaths have a quick and instant effect. Then gently massage on the back of the neck.
  • Marv personally likes peppermint oil because it is a stimulant and typically when he feels fear and he gets subdued. The peppermint oil stimulates the oxygen flow to the brain providing a sense of sharpness and confidence.

 

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9.  Exhaling out and inhaling deeply will help.

10.  If you feel that you have lack of energy a few star jumps to wake you up.

11.  Drink plenty of water, at least 20 minutes before a performance to keep you hydrated.

12.  If you have a dry mouth slightly and gently bite on your tongue to release saliva.

13.  Do your vocal warm ups– general rule is to do a long warm up for a short set and a short warm up for a long set.

14.  Talk to a friend or family member if that calms you down. Give them a hug or high five and SMILE…. remember that its just fun!

15.  Also something that I always do before a show or when my students have a concert is Pray. Giving gratitude to God or to the universe makes a big difference. The best part is when we all hold hands and one of the students leads the prayers. It really makes me feel alive and grateful to know that we are making a difference in a child’s life one song at a time.

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Musically yours Tina

P.S Don’t forget One Voice will be support acts to Ms Lea Salonga on the 31st of July, Sydney Town Hall. Tickets are now on sale. For more information email me at tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com

P.S.S I have a few private lessons slots available for term 2. Please contact me if you would like me to mentor you, I would love to meet you and work with you or your child.