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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

My February Canvas

Resilience / Optimism

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

Optimism: 1) attitude reflecting a belief or hope for a positive, successful or desirable outcome; a trait that fosters resilience

As we enter my second least favorite month

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Is that a Question?

A new video for those vocal fry and upspeak habits!

Why Did Mama Sing Tenor?

According to the 2009 Chorus Impact Study by Chorus America, 18% of the United States’ general population has one or more adults in their home singing in a choir , many of them women, and yet even today, you find very little information on how menopause effects the female voice. In their recent

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How Do Vocal Folds Work



Stressed from haggling with yourself over this year’s resolutions? Just remember, “don’t worry, be happy”!

According to Oliver Burkeman, the “perils of plans” may wreak havoc on our lives, causing self-disappoint-ment when we fail to achieve our goals. Goals he says, are often made not because we have thoroughly

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Have you ever experienced the sensation of the world seeming to slip away and there is just you “in the moment”? Whether an athlete or a performer, getting into the “zone” becomes an important asset in the delivery of a peak performance. So what is this “out of self” experience and how and why

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