Here’s a great quote found in the 1991 biography Martha: the life and work of Martha Graham by dancer and choreographer Agnes de Mille:
“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open.
No artist is pleased. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others.”
Martha Graham is saying that you have to work your sass off. Everyday. Give the world your art (voice) and make it uniquely yours. Never give up. Keep marching and stay alive and free.
Do you still need inspiration to find your voice? Don’t know where to start?
Start with my free singing lessons on YouTube. The techniques there will help you strengthen your voice and give you a lasting technique: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCF4FlnRG4vFLKqm-7zboKqQ
You can also check out my daily voice lesson podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bouldervoicelessons-com/id1359467675?mt=2
(All of this information that I’m posting on YouTube and on the Podcast is free!)
Online singing lessons are great – but there is no substitute for real, in-the-flesh (or skype) voice lessons. The teacher can hear your sounds, make suggestions for changes in real time, and get you the progress you want.
During the month of May, we are offering a special sale. Skype/Facetime/Messenger lessons are $30 for 30 minutes. We can work on specific exercises that will help you find your true Voice.
Sign up for a lesson here: https://www.bouldervoicelessons.com/schedule/
You can be a great singer… Stop waiting around… I’ll show you how.
Boulder Voice Lessons