Riva Capellari

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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

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We Must Not Be Silent

World Voice Day is April 16th.

It was established in Brazil in 1999 as the Brazilian National Voice Day by a group of physicians, speech-language pathologists and singing teachers. Today it is celebrated worldwide as World Voice Day.

This year’s theme is One World/Many Voices. I imagine this choice

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Resilience in Action

Resilience: 1) the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; 2) the ability to spring back, elasticity.*

This past summer, I inundated myself with free webinars, trying to be productive, fulfilling a sense of purpose. In one such webinar, I watched a video by a gentleman who practices building his resilience every

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The Voice as a Gift

During the time of the pandemic (as it will be called I am sure when we reminisce about it), I have luxuriated in one of my most favorite of activities – reading. Gleaning my “must reads” from the end of the year NYTimes Best Books List, I have been leisurely running through them, checking out

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My Sabbatical

Back in March when the first “lockdown” went into effect, I like many I am sure, thought we would be up and running by June at the very least. However, as the weeks tumbled along, it became clear to me that my industry was facing some real hard realities. It wasn’t just the

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Staying Essential and Alive!

Overcoming the realization that what I do for a living was inessential during this pandemic was difficult enough, but discovering that actually continuing to work in the same mode was suddenly life- threatening, put my resiliency to the test.

I am a voice teacher. Most people are familiar with the airborne transmission

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Transformative Stillness

In January I decided to randomly churn out these newsletters. Here it is, only a month since my last communication and I am once again hitting the computer. I have more time now to reflect, and to write these reflections down.

In an article entitled “Stillness As A Form of Action”

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