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Welcome to A Voice and Beyond. This podcast is dedicated to self-care, personal development and personal growth targeted at the voice community. In the interview rounds, you will be inspired by healthcare practitioners, voice teachers and music industry professionals who will share their stories, knowledge and experience in their specialized fields. In the solo round episodes, my goal is to help you as a member of the voice community learn how to increase your levels of focus, productivity, confidence, energy and change your mindset to live your best life and best serve your students.

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#107. Time to Stop Feeling Stuck and Just Get on With It!

Do you feel stuck or in a rut? Instead of moving forward, it feels as though you are trapped in a pothole. You appear to be living what most would call the perfect life, but deep down, you still feel unfulfilled. You may have a good job, a great relationship, a beautiful family and amazing friends, but you feel stuck, and [...]

#106. The Secret to Good Health and Vitality with Neil Cannon

Today’s guest is Neil Cannon. One area of self-care we can all do better at, whether we want to admit it or not, is nutrition. When it comes to nutrition, we're all too eager to ignore the evidence and yet nutrition is undeniably a major contributor to our quality of life, and longevity. If this is an area of [...]

#105. On Broadway with Jacob Starks

Today’s guest is Jacob Starks. What I love about the entertainment business is how everyone has a story to share and everyone’ s journey is so unique. This week on A Voice and Beyond, we introduce you to Jacob Starks, who is a singer/ dancer currently performing in the cast of Aladdin on Broadway. I am so excited to [...]

#104. Don’t Let Fear Hold You Back

Are you letting fear hold you back from the life you dream of or the person you dream of becoming? Life is so demanding of all of us, and there will be bad days and setbacks. It’s all about how we deal with it. One of the best ways to move through life is by letting go of fear. Don’t let [...]

#103. From Songwriting to Developing a Popular Music Program with Caleb James Part II

This week we welcome back Caleb James. This week on A Voice and Beyond we continue delving into the world of Popular Music education in academia, as we release part two of our two-part interview with our guest, Caleb James who is a Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University and is the Course [...]

#102. From Songwriting to Developing a Popular Music Program with Caleb James Part I

Today’s guest is Caleb James. Over the past few weeks on A Voice and Beyond, we have been delving into the world of Popular Music education in academia and this week we will continue on with some of that discussion with our guest, Caleb James who is a Senior Lecturer in the Bachelor of Music Program at Queensland Conservatorium, [...]

#100. 4 Self Lesson that have Elevated My Life

This week, I am so proud and very excited to be launching our 100th episode of A Voice and Beyond. Since releasing my first episode in March 2021, there have been a number of shifts in the show’s format, the show’s target audience, and the show’s content, but most importantly, the podcast has made a difference to many of the listeners [...]

#97. Living an Intentional Life in 2023

Are you living the best of who you think you are right now? Are you living your life to your full potential? In life, we won’t feel joy by accident, we won’t achieve successful outcomes by accident, and we won’t show up at our best by accident. We all need to set intentions for our lives.  In this episode, we discuss [...]

#96. Shift Your Money Mindset in 2023

Money can be a sensitive topic for many, but as we head into the new year, now is the perfect time to check in on your money mindset. Did you know that the desire to have more money and to eliminate debt, both rated in the top ten list of resolutions people aspire for each and every new year? Unfortunately, despite [...]

#95. Beat Procrastination and Win Back Your Life in 2023

So many of us set our goals for the new year ahead with all good intentions and then………procrastination sets in! How often do you begin an important task and then suddenly find yourself standing in front of the coffee machine five minutes later? You feel as though you are going nowhere fast in life because instead of moving forward toward your [...]

#94. Quit Imposter Syndrome and Step Into Your Authentic Self

Are you someone who is constantly doubting themselves and you feel that your authentic self is not valuable enough? Do you compare yourself to others and feel like an imposter? Imposter syndrome is a real thing and it can affect anyone irrespective of background or skill level. To put it simply, imposter syndrome is the experience of feeling like a phony [...]

#93. My Career from Entertaining Queens to Presidents with Leah Canali

This week’s guest is Leah Canali, whose career journey has seen her achieve great success for over 20 years as a vocalist, songwriter, session singer, and commercial jingle composer. Leah is a multi-genre master with a voice that has been described as having a signature smoky soulful tone, with a healthy dose of coveted whistle tones. Leah is known [...]

#92. Reconnecting with your Authentic Self though Health and Fitness with Leah Coutts

Today’s guest is Leah Coutts. Research shows that your genetics load the gun, but it is your lifestyle that pulls the trigger. Despite this being the case, so many people continue to self-sabotage their health and longevity and according to this week’s guest, Leah Coutts, if you don’t fully believe that you are worthy, you will self-sabotage your health [...]

#91. The Master-Apprentice Model: A Powerful Hierarchy with Travis Sherwood

This week on a Voice and Beyond, we welcome, Travis Sherwood, who holds a Doctor of Musical Arts and a Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California. Travis currently serves as Assistant Professor of Voice and Vocal Area Coordinator on the faculty of San Diego State University, School of Music and Dance. Travis frequently lectures and [...]

#90. How Do You Value Self Worth

What is the status of your self-worth at present? How do you determine your self-worth? Many people base their value on things such as how many friends they have, their income, what car they drive, what neighbourhood they live in, the number of social media followers they have, and even their relationship status. All these are external factors and in this [...]

#89. Diet: A Four Letter Word with Risa Groux

Today’s guest is Risa Groux. Risa Groux is a functional nutritionist, certified autoimmune coach and author of the new book, FOODFRAME: Diet is a Four-Letter Word.  In her practice, Risa deals with a number of diseases which include autoimmune diseases, diabetes, cancer, digestion issues, thyroid problems, and hormone imbalances, just to name a few. She believes that education is [...]

#88. My Interview with Vocal Intuition: Advocating for CCM Singing Voice Pedagogy

Recently, I was invited to be a guest on a Facebook Live event with Anne Leatherland, who is a voice educator, business coach and the founder of Vocal Intuition based in the United Kingdom. During this interview, I was asked to speak about the process of researching and writing my book “Singing Contemporary Commercial Music Styles: A Pedagogical Framework”, [...]


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