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March 21, 2017

Back in December I had an exciting chat with the director of the Comox Valley Children's Choir, Sophie Simard, about having me teach a songwriting workshop on a weekend in March. I sent a proposal for her to forward to the choir's board of directors, we met a couple of...

April 19, 2016

Back in November 2015, I started noticing that the timbre, resonance and fluidity of my voice was inconsistent.  I began research on my symptoms objectively and at first thought it was vocal nodules...nope...didn't have true symtpoms...then Reflux....nope....meds didn'...

February 24, 2016

 

Ok an update on the voice dilemma:

 

I saw an ENT here who diagnosed my vocal problems as "all in my head"...Globul Pharyngeus - a psychosematic conversion disorder where one feels as though something is lodged in their throat.

 

The feeling of the cherry lodged in my th...

January 27, 2016

I recently took a leave of absence from my nice cushy job in the school district so that I could spend more time with my 2 young boys.  A side effect of that, is that I also have more time to spend on my music.  I'm inspired and feeling ready to make more adventrues ha...

April 4, 2014

I had this grand idea of writing a crap-load of songs before festival season began.  I apparently have forgotten that I have a life with 2 kids, a dog, a house, and a husband to attend to first.  I am surprised at how little time I have to spend on my music and, unfort...

January 29, 2014

I was on a roll with the 12 song challenge this month.  I wrote my first song in 2 hours while my son was at swim lessons with his dad and our baby was sleeping.  The routine (writing every Tuesday and Thursday night) was setting in nicely and I had another song on the...

January 12, 2014

So this blog thing...is it supposed to be like a diary where I tell you all of my deepest, darkest secrets?  Or can I just tell you them in my songs? Either way, I'd like to tell you about how my songwriting challenge is going.

 

Being a mother of 2 young children doesn'...

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