Choosing A Great Monologue by Caroline Meisner

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The universal archive of monologues available is so vast that it can become overwhelming when searching for the perfect monologue. There are so many different sources to look into, and so many different types of monologues to search through. To … Continue reading

What Do I Wear To My Audition? by Caroline Meisner

You’re excited about your upcoming audition. You’ve rehearsed your audition to perfection,  and you’ve updated your resume and headshot. You are good to go! You open your closet…and you realize you can’t decide what to wear. Here are a few … 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

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

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

I Already Know How To Sing, Why Do I Need Lessons? by Melissa Baden

As a vocal instructor, I highly advocate finding a qualified instructor and studying with them! You may think I am biased, but consider this: When I first decided I wanted to pursue music, I was advised by every musician I … Continue reading