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Confidence Booster Blog

Sep 05, 2019
You have a gift. A gift that you carry around with you every day. A gift that has the power to influence, debate and comfort, all while you are communicating. What I am talking about is your voice.
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Aug 16, 2019
Since words have this amazing power, your voice (released from who you really are), is the force that brings those words to life.
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Jul 04, 2019
I believe that love is literally the substance that coaxes us out of our shells. We need to feel safe and supported in order to allow ourselves to be vulnerable and sing in front of people.
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Jul 04, 2019
I use life lessons to help my vocal students understand that they have the power to develop, change and perfect their voices not only by practicing the techniques they learn but ultimately by the way they think.
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Jun 15, 2019
If you want to develop character and respond instead of react when people want to give you what they call constructive criticism, take a singing class!
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Jun 03, 2019
3 important things you need to know if you want to be a singer/performer: •You have to be willing to be vulnerable on stage • You have to have something to say • Your goal CANNOT be that you want the audience to like you
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Sep 21, 2018
Singing...lowers stress levels: While singing you are allowing yourself to feel the emotional content that is appropriate for the song. As a result, you are releasing those emotions and stress in your body (muscles) and literally decreasing the cortisol in your blood stream. People work all day, come to choir practice tired but then leave choir practice energized.
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May 04, 2018
Ted Engstrom said “The reward for those who persevere far exceeds the pain that must precede the victory”. This is a principal that I share with ALL my students.  Whether they are in my Confidence Booster Group Singing and Performance Classes, Carleton University students, Choirs that I work with or private students, it is a fact that you must persevere no matter what, if you are going to attain the victory.“To sing and or speak in front of an audience and not allow nerves to sabotage your performance so you can clearly convey the message, is the goal.”  -Roxanne Goodman It takes COURAGE, in spite of how you feel, to still push through and know that sometimes all you have to go on is your instructor’s...
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Dec 24, 2017
What if you decided not to be afraid any more and try the things you’ve always wanted to try and be the person you always thought you could be. What would your life look like? How would you feel? I asked myself these questions 10 years ago and my life now is dramatically different than what and how it use to be.
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Aug 04, 2017
When I was a little girl I was always afraid. I could not let myself be, say and do what I really thought for fear of being ridiculed (we all have our own sad story). As an adult I have had many years of experience and training (as well as therapy) that has brought me to a place where I believe it is extremely important to be yourself if you are going to experience any kind of happiness in your life.
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