• Scarcity vs. Abundance: An Important Lesson in the Music and Performing Arts Industry

    Scarcity and abundance: this is something I'm very passionate about. I really had to learn this at a young age. This is how I learned to use it to my advantage.

    S1E44 - 35m - Sep 9, 2022
  • Dealing with Jealousy and Rejection in the Acting and Music Industry with Regan Goins

    This week, we check back with my good friend Regan Goins. This time, we talk about jealousy and rejection in the acting industry!

    Do you have more questions you'd like Regan to answer? Join our Facebook support group for Music Majors and Professionals: https://www.facebook.com/groups/musicmajortomusicprofessional

    S1E39 - 17m - Mar 11, 2022
  • What would you do if you could go back? Interview with Regan Goins (Part 1)

    What would you do if you could go back? Today, I interview one of my dear friends and co-teachers Regan Goins. Regan has had a successful career in acting and has made a huge impact spearheading several productions in the music school.

    S1E38 - 25m - Mar 4, 2022
  • Learn a Role at Lightning Speed! Don Pasquale in 11 Days Challenge

    Learning a whole two-hour opera role in 11 days... is it possible? I don't know but I'm motivated to try this! I'll be learning Norina from Don Pasquale.

    Watch the video version on my channel: https://youtu.be/szKkiKK6E1M

    S1E37 - 19m - Feb 11, 2022
  • Going Back to College... What Would I Do Differently?

    I recently had a chance to reconnect with the places I was before, and it made me reflect on what I would do differently if I got the chance to go back to college. After going full circle, I want to reflect on my college days, and I hope you learn something along the way!

    S1E36 - 12m - Jan 19, 2022
  • Top Tips on Tackling and Approaching Contemporary or Difficult Music

    How do you approach difficult music and put it together? I've had the honor to do quite a lot of new music and world-premieres of pieces from modern-day composers and here are some tips and tricks that I've learned along the way.

    How do you tackle the challenge of new contemporary music and approach difficult music in general? Do you have tips that I missed or things that worked for you? Let me know in the comments!

    S1E35 - 12m - Oct 29, 2021
  • Being Social Media Free with Cayla Hart

    Imagine, for a second, if you there was a day where you didn't have social media. What would it look like? What would you be doing? This episode, I sit down with my dear sister Cayla, who is not on social media at all, and we talk about what life is like.

    S1E34 - 17m - Oct 1, 2021
  • Rehearsal Mistakes to Do and to AVOID

    It's musical season—here are a few things to do and NOT to do in your rehearsals!

    S1E33 - 5m - Jul 13, 2021
  • Transitioning from Music Major to Professional

    One of the things that I'm passionate about, especially lately, is helping people with transitions. Specifically, a transition from going from a music major to becoming a professional. Whether it's as a singer, performer, or teacher. Here are some of the things I've learned from my own experience.

    S1E32 - 15m - Jun 24, 2021
  • How to be Your Best Under Pressure | Interview with Calvin Strachan

    This week, I sat down with Calvin Strachan, speaker and coach, to talk all about how to be your best under pressure. He is very passionate about teaching techniques for preventing freezing up during your big moments!

    S1E31 - 37m - Jun 3, 2021
  • Are They Getting Better? Confidence Tips for Music Teachers

    How do you know if your students are improving? Sometimes even us teachers can feel insecure about our skills. When self-doubt and self-sabotage rears its ugly head, we don’t want to feel like we aren’t qualified to teach the students we care for. This one’s for you music teachers out there!

    S1E30 - 12m - May 28, 2021
  • Let's Talk Multiple Hats, Careers, and Confidence with Jake Gadomski

    In this special episode of Behind the Red Curtain, I switch places from being the interviewer to the interviewee. One of my good friends Jake Gadomski interviews me in this episode about music, balancing multiple hats, career, and more.

    S1E29 - 21m - May 14, 2021
  • Working through Self-Sabotage with Taylor Arco

    I am super excited to introduce our guest today. Today, we sit down with Taylor Arco, certified life coach to talk about self-sabotage and working through it.

    S1E28 - 32m - May 7, 2021
  • A Message from Music Major Grads All Over the Nation

    I am so excited to share this video with you! I've been working with so many wonderful old and new friends, colleagues in the music business and amazing professionals to present a compilation of advice that we all have for music majors and recent music grads. This was a group effort and I thought this would have been super nice to have something like this when I was freshly graduated... and so what we can do is we can offer this for those that are doing it now!

    S1E27 - 27m - Apr 30, 2021
  • Transitions and a False Sense of Security for Music Graduates with Paul

    This week, I am joined by my husband Paul as we talk about the struggles we noticed about transitioning from a music program to a music career. You get an inside ear into the false sense of security in going through that transition and our thoughts on that, based on our own experiences.

    S1E26 - 14m - Apr 23, 2021
  • Have More Confidence in 3 Simple Steps

    Let’s talk about confidence and why it's important for everyone to have the confidence that they deserve. Trust me, it would make your life so much more fulfilled! It started off when I needed that confidence in being a performer... but it carried over to confidence in being a mother and a teacher. Here are three simple steps to having more confidence.

    S1E25 - 8m - Apr 16, 2021
  • What You Need to Know Before Going Into A Music Career

    Today, I want to talk about if you or your student is considering going into performing, whether it be vocal performance, or musical theater... those types of things. I want to give you some tips and tidbits on what to prepare for, and some things that I wish someone would have told me when I was starting out.

    S1E24 - 15m - Apr 9, 2021
  • The Fundamentals of Teaching Young Singers: Tips for Music Teachers

    What are the most important fundamentals for teaching young singers? Is it even appropriate to teach music to young children and give them music lessons or voice lessons? Today, we talk about some tips and tricks to help you with delivering the voice lessons to younger students who might be a little harder to deal with.

    S1E23 - 11m - Mar 26, 2021
  • Why I Love Music Majors So Much

    Music majors are some of the most amazing people that I've come across. This is based on a question I've had people ask me several times, which is why do I care about music majors so much?

    S1E22 - 6m - Mar 19, 2021
  • Have More Confidence and Manage Performance Anxiety

    How do you have more confidence and manage your performance anxiety? Here are some tips you can use to beat that stage fright.

    S1E21 - 6m - Mar 12, 2021
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