Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

Tuneful Tuesday Week 60: True Colors

I wore my fun rainbow skirt to the studio today and one of my students said “you remind me of that song ‘True Colors.’ You know…..’you’re beautiful like a rainbow.’”

So, I promised that student I’d sightread “True Colors” for my next Tuneful Tuesday. 🌈

https://youtu.be/V4tvXVLQS7A

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Tuneful Tuesday Week 59: Taylor, The Latte Boy

Tuneful Tuesday Week 59: Taylor, The Latte Boy

This is one of those pieces that reminds you that classical singers (and composers) can still have a sense of humor.

My fiancé Brighton better watch out because I think I’m falling for Taylor, the latte boy. 😉

https://youtu.be/dYlMY7UJwaI

Tuneful Tuesday Week 55: Requiem for a Bear

My best friend growing up was my little teddy bear named Boo Bear. He had magnets in his cheeks and paws so he could hide and play peek-a-boo. I loved that bear and carried it everywhere with me. It sat next to me on airplanes as I made my bi-annual cross-country flights as an unaccompanied minor. I wrapped my arms around it every night as I slept. I cuddled it when I was sick or sad….well into high school. Poor Boo is all worn out, having gone through several surgeries and getting several stitches and clothing changes. But, he still lives on my shelf where I can give him a hug anytime I want to. I couldn’t imagine having to let him go; but, if I did, this is the kind of requiem he would deserve.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 54: La Vie En Rose

I’m in the process of excitedly planning our honeymoon trip to the UK, Ireland, and, of course, France. So, I’m dusting off my favorite French pieces to practice not being a “snooty” tourist. 😉

Edith Piaf is one of the most amazing singer/songwriters and I think I own every single record she has created. La Vie En Rose is such a beautiful, impassioned piece and I adore singing it.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 53: Mama Who Bore Me from Spring Awakening

Some days are rough. You have a crisis of faith. Life kicks you down. When those days happen, I have to belt it out and release my emotion in song. This piece just spoke to me and my situation today and I felt so much better having let this go.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 52: Moving On

Tuneful Tuesday Week 52: Moving On

It’s been 1 year since I started this Tuneful Tuesday project. It has been a crazy year with my music studio growing in size, my fiancé taking over a law firm, and planning a wedding. With all of these things going on, I’m not left with a lot of time to sing. I’m lucky if I get to practice for 2 hours a week when I used to practice for 2 hours every day. Even amidst this crazy schedule, I have carved out time each week to sing a little song and share it with you. Honestly, I have learned so much during this process. I have become my own teacher by critiquing my videos, watching for tensions, and correcting things. It has truly been an eye-opening experience. Even though only a handful of people view my videos each week, I am glad that I stuck to this project for a full year and kept myself singing, experimenting, and learning new things.

In high school, I sang this piece as part of the AHS Show Choir. We performed it in concert, in a competition, and at my senior baccalaureate service. This was one of the first songs to reach me on a spiritual level. The lyrics and melody give me goosebumps. We’ve all experienced moments in our lives when things aren’t going our way and we feel lost and disoriented….but we just have to keep moving forward. In those moments, this song pops into my head and helps to soothe me and keep me moving on: out of the darkness and into the light.

I hope this piece touches you as it did me.