Sean Stephenson: Living Life Large

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  Sean Stephenson Dr. Sean Stephenson is a motivational speaker, an author, and a board certified therapist. Sean was born with a rare bone disorder that stunted his growth, and caused his bones to be extremely fragile, resulting in recurrent, painful … Continue reading

How To Accept A Compliment

Most of us know that by putting our talent on display, at some point, we are going to have to deal with criticism, be it constructive, or otherwise. We may prepare ourselves for it, think about it, let it affect … Continue reading

Tips For Finding A Quality Private Music Instructor, by Melissa Baden

So you’ve decided to take private lessons–good for you! We’ve already discussed why private lessons are a great idea for any musician, regardless of your commitment level. Now that you’ve decided to enroll, you’re probably overwhelmed with options. There are … Continue reading

7 Steps To A Successful Theater Audition, by Caroline Meisner

A theater audition can be a stressful event; yet many professional actors will seize every opportunity to audition for the next show. A well-prepared actor should have enough understanding about auditions to be ready for any situation which may present … Continue reading

What Is A Cold Read? by Caroline Meisner

What is a Cold Read? The words “time for the cold read,” can bring about anxious feelings in performers. A cold read lets the person holding the audition see the talent of the actor in its most raw form. Sometimes, … Continue reading

Talent, Behaving Badly

The talk of the week on the internet sure seems to be the performance by Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. There is a fine line between pushing buttons artistically and intelligently and then just becoming irreverent to your audience. I … Continue reading

Who Needs Instrumental Lessons? by Melissa Baden

We’ve already told you why voice lessons are important, so what about instrumental lessons? You won’t get by without these either! I won’t say that instrumental lessons are more important than vocal lessons, but I will say that it is … Continue reading

Four Things You Can Do For A Better Performance

  There is a popular slogan that states, “Keep Calm and Carry On.” As artists and performers, we can easily use this motto to our advantage. When you become tense with anxiety and apprehension before a performance, remember to keep … Continue reading

NEWS From The Talent Notes

Greetings, from The Talent Notes! First, a word just to thank you for reading, and to let you know that there have been quite a few changes here lately, so we decided to let you know what’s going on AND … Continue reading

Five Tips To Help You Deal With Stage Fright, by Caroline Meisner

  Nervousness is a natural feeling that we share as humans, a feeling brought out by the anticipation of stepping into the bright lights. We all get those butterflies in the pit of our stomachs before we perform. A wise … Continue reading