Being a performer is so much about letting others see and hear who you really are. Which can be terrifying — and liberating.
I realized this all over again last night while on the road to an audition, with exhausted vocal cords from overpracticing and thoughts of pulling over, calling the bandleader, and feigning a flat tire.
Three things kept me going: the fact that I didn't want to waste having put on make-up, the fact that I didn't want to be seen as a flake by this band I wanted to join, and (maybe most important) using the tools that I and my co-teacher would be teaching in our upcoming workshop for performers.
By the way, I made it. And the audition was a success!
Daria and I are offering our fourth workshop on mind-body-spirit tools for performers since we inaugurated them in May 2014. This time we're focusing on creativity, communication, and confidence.
Past participants of these offerings have raved about them. A couple of comments from our most recent workshop, in February at Blue Bear School of Music in San Francisco:
"Thanks for reconnecting me to my spirit self. I forgot the little girl who just loved to sing."
"I thoroughly enjoyed it and greatly appreciate the marrying of technique and spiritual/emotional awareness."
Want to be seen and heard as who you really are, as a creative person and performer? Treat yourself to this workshop on March 21.
for Creativity, Communication, and Confidence
A Workshop for Singers and Other Performers
All Levels Welcome
Daria and Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein)
Saturday, March 21st
12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA
$90 ($85 for Registration by March 9)
for more information see http://lisabmusic.blogspot.com/2015/02/mind-body-spirit-tools-creativity-performance.html