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the Natural Singer class at Omega with Claude Stein – John Burdick

I went to Omega to attend Claude Stein’s three-day “The Natural Singer” workshop. Had it been for any reason other than singing, I might have come equipped with some critical detachment, an analytical readiness to “read” this place and its people, its language, its demographics, its style and its values, like some rural smartass who [...]

Singing Out Loud, Living Out Loud by Jessica L. Atcheson

I love singing—in the shower, in the car, around my apartment—always by myself. I hate public speaking. My voice shakes, my hands tremble, my heart races. So, it logically follows that the idea of singing in front of people terrifies me, even in front of really close friends. And yet, somehow, the weekend after Thanksgiving [...]

Building the Courage to Be Heard by Tresca Weinstein

What happens when a Jew walks into an audition for A Christmas Caroland is asked to sing “Joy to the World” all on her own—and she’s never heard the song before? This is not a joke, it’s a true story—one that I lived through. And here’s what happens: That 10-year-old girl is permanently scarred, and [...]

Tune Up Your Therapy

Kim stood in front of the Natural Singer class, burst into tears, sniffled, and shook her head that she could not sing the song she had planned. […]

Medical Healing with Singing by Joy Christina

Since 2002, I have dealt with Lyme Encephalitis.  On a daily experience, I deal with chronic migraine, light and sound sensitivity, chronic fatigue, body pain, and cognitive impairments.  Over the course of my health recovery, I have found one inexpensive, side affect free way to help me get through the day. What is it? My [...]