I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Maya Angelou’s ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’ is achingly beautiful.  I encourage you to read it ALOUD. . .

Before learning how to use my breath as well as other ‘flying’ techniques, I felt caged.  I knew exactly where the edges were. I knew the limitations of my reach and approached them either with trepidation or conversely using a lot of energy to try to break free.  

. . .The caged bird sings

with a fearful trill

of things unknown . . .

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The free bird leaps

on the back of the wind

and floats downstream

till the current ends . . .

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What's Your Passion?

I’ve always envied those who’ve know what their passion is. My brother knew he wanted to be a doctor when he was a young boy and he is now a successful doctor.  My husband knew that he wanted to be a guitarist at the age of 11 after hearing a recording of Paco de Lucia, he’s now a successful musician and music educator.  But, I've always had a plethora of interests. . . . . . . . 

  • CONNECTING WITH OTHERS THROUGH SONG
  • EXPRESSING THE DEPTH OF HUMAN EMOTION THROUGH SONG
  • WITNESSING OTHERS REALIZE THEIR TRUE POTENTIAL

THAT’S what I am passionate about.  I’m still a singer, a vocal coach, and a piano teacher . . . I’m just more in tune now with how I fit into the world. Helping and connecting with others is front and center.

What do you feel passionate about?

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