Many of us LOVE to sing in groups, but become emotional …or insecure… or just less satisfied when we sing alone. Now, I know that singing alone is certainly different than raising your voice with others – but wouldn’t it be great to experience even just a little more joy while you’re...more
Finding joy in music lessons, jams
These weren’t the piano lessons of my youth. Quite the opposite.
Gone was the septuagenarian teacher crowding me on a...more
This webinar, co-sponsored by Barbershop Harmony Society, Chorus America, National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Choral Directors Association, and Performing Arts Medicine Association, focuses on examples of how singers and singing ensembles are producing their art now, and...more
Forget the Mozart Effect and Baby Einstein, take it easy on acquisitions for your two-year-old’s private library, and don’t fret if your three-year-old hasn’t started violin lessons just yet. The key to unlocking a child’s potential intelligence and happiness may indeed lie in music, but...more
...Researchers caution against labeling people as “tone-deaf” or telling them they “can’t sing.” Only a small percentage of people, about one in 20, suffer from true tone-deafness, a condition called amusia. Past studies have found that most bad singers can discern musical notes...more
Back in my high school years, my choir director told me—with a tinge of envy—that I had “cords of steel.” I wore that label like a badge of honor, and prided myself on the fact that I was rarely put out of commission by a cold, fatigue, or overuse. Even in college, despite using my voice far...more
6 Healthy Reasons To Sing
Singing is beneficial in many ways but do you know how important singing is for your brain? Most of you are thinking, really? Well, I'm here to tell you yes - really. Stay with me now as I explain just what singing does to your brain...more
I’m tone deaf. I can’t sing. It’s usually accompanied by a smile or laugh, but the message is both clear and absolute. And wrong.
Lorna MacDonald is Professor of Voice Studies and Vocal Pedagogy at the University of Toronto, and she puts it even more strongly. “That’s a blatant...more
There are times when detaching from an outcome is the best course of action for maximum results, specifically, for events, conversations, and settings for which you do not control the outcome, and especially in situations where you have a big investment of emotion attached (competition...more
Below is a note sent to all Sweet Adelines on September 14, 2017. It has an important message for all chapters and members.
September 14, 2017
Dear Sweet Adelines,
Over the past few weeks, North America has seen its share of destruction between the earthquake,...more
A new Regional Governance Pilot North for Northwest Region #13 of Sweet Adelines International is now in full swing. This two-year pilot, which began May 1, 2017, allows the region to develop a model that works best for our region and it’s members, while developing a strong connection to the...more
NxNW Region 13 Management Team Mission Statement
The Region 13 Regional Management Team's mission is:
• Developing Leaders
• Creating pathways for achieving regional goals
North by Northwest Region 13
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