dansing(tm) Voice Studio Began
don't remember ever not singing, and all I ever wanted to do was
sing. It was never my intention to teach voice. However, at the
end of April in 1990, that "Still Small Voice" inside
of me told me that it was time for me to teach. Since I had been
adamant about the fact that I was a singer (and not a teacher),
I questioned this Voice. "It's time for you to teach,"
"a Doubting Thomas" about it, I came up with all the
reasons why it could not work, why I could not teach, why I could
not possibly be the right person for this job. "It's time
for you to teach," the Voice repeated. So, I listened to
this Voice (choosing to ignore my doubts, rationalizations and
fears), took a leap of faith, and taught my first lesson on May
7, 1990. Thus began dansing(tm) Voice Studio.
have I regretted listening to this Voice; and here I am, many
years later, loving the fact that I am able to help people sing
and express themselves. Yes, teaching can be tedious, difficult,
and disappointing at times. But, it is also rewarding, fulfilling,
and greatly encouraging at others (as when a student steps out
on his/her own and succeeds).
added benefit has been that in teaching others, I have learned
a lot - not only about singing, but about myself, other people,
and life. It has, also, taught me how all inclusive singing is
(not only is it physical and mental, it is also spiritual, emotional,
and psychological) and that if anything is true for voice, it
is true for every area of life. Truth transfers to all things
- or it is not Truth.
me, singing is everything (my connection to God and other people,
as well as myself) - just not exactly as I envisioned it. Who
knew I would touch lives in this way? God works in mysterious
ways . . . .
You Can Talk, You Can Sing!