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A VOICE AND BEYOND

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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#49. How to Heal Yourself with Love with Jen Haddix

Today’s guest is Jen Haddix. Jen Haddix is a certified yoga teacher, a self-love coach, and host of the podcast The Self-Love Yogi. In this episode, Jen shares parts of her traumatic childhood which led to her journey of healing, forgiveness, overcoming addiction, managing Bi Polar and ultimately discovering self-love. Jen tells us that she spent most of her [...]

#48. Discipline: Your Path to Freedom in Every Aspect of Life!

Everybody wants freedom!! Whether we want financial freedom, we want more free time, or we want freedom to follow our dreams, whatever freedom we desire can only be achieved through discipline. Discipline and freedom may seem as though they live on opposite sides of the spectrum, however, discipline equates to freedom in every aspect of life. If you are seeking financial [...]

#47. The Balancing Act between Academia and an Authentic Soulful Performance with Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin

Today’s guest is Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin. Dr Trineice Robinson-Martin is a world-class performer, voice researcher, author and educator who has travelled and taught students from all over the world, as well as lectured nationally and internationally on numerous topics relating to singing voice pedagogy, and vocal style. In this episode, Trineice speaks candidly about the struggles she endured in [...]

#46. Establishing Boundaries Between Teacher and Therapist in the Voice Studio with Petra Raspel Borzinski

Today’s guest is Petra Raspel Borzinski. Petra is an accomplished musician and educator, who is trained in psychology, somatic therapy and cognitive-behavioural approaches. Petra speaks candidly about how her limiting beliefs around perfectionism, led her to suffer from performance anxiety throughout her entire career. Based on her own personal experiences, as well as the knowledge she acquired through her [...]

#45. Shift Your Money Mindset from Scarcity to Abundance

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, [...]

#44. Meditation: The Practice of Centring Yourself Everyday

No day is perfect and in life, we need to have the mental energy to deliver our best, stay focused, feel vibrant & energised each and every day. If your ability to deal with the struggle and challenge of a bad day is dictating your ability to be your best self, live your best life & reach your goals, you [...]

#43. Don’t Make Your New Year’s Resolution Homeless

It is the time of year, many of us start thinking about our New Year’s resolutions. You may be setting goals around things such as relationships, finances, new projects, quitting a bad habit, leaving a current job or starting up a new hobby or sports. The list is endless. But if you are someone who consistently gives up or throws [...]

#42. Reprogram Your Thoughts Into Positive Ones

Life is full of unforeseen situations or scenarios that create an unexpected set back & stress is a normal human reaction that happens to everyone. Unfortunately, most of us don’t get to choose how stressful our lives are & at times we don’t have the opportunity to take it off our wish list. COVID-19 is a perfect example of that. [...]

#41. Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Discover your Self Worth

As we near 2022, many of us begin reflecting on the year that was and start to visualise our future in the new year ahead. If you are someone who consistently gives up or throws the towel in on their goals, dreams and aspirations, it could be that you don’t believe that your authentic self is valuable enough. You may [...]

#40. The Benefits of Non Traditional Modalities in Voice Training with Grace Ng Ee Wern

Grace Ng Ee Wern is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, a Jin Shin Jyutsu Physio-Philosophy energy healing practitioner and Level 3 certified Somatic Voicework teacher, who has a studio practice based in Singapore. It is there she has developed a unique and distinct approach to voice teaching and learning, drawing upon multi-disciplinary wellness practices to enhance the mental, emotional and physical [...]

#39. Let Your Lifestyle be Your Medicine with Peter Edwards

Today's guest is Peter Edwards, a natural therapist, who has dedicated his life to teaching others how to heal their bodies as well as their minds, after he had his dreams of competing in the World Roller Skating Championships shattered. Peter suffered a serious spinal injury in a surfing accident and despite seeking advice from various medical and health care [...]

#38. How’s Your Relationship Mindset with Self, Others and Your Job?

Every human being has the capacity to live an extraordinary life of joy, success, vitality, and achievement. However, so many people make silly excuses or give absurd reasons as to what they can’t have, don’t have, and about what they deserve. The three biggest decisions we make in life are how we think about ourselves, who we give our love [...]

Episode #37 – Elina Winnel: Sleep for Restoration and Rejuvenation

Do you have problems with falling sleep or do you wake up during the night and have trouble falling back to sleep? It seems you aren’t the only one because, as a society, we are currently in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis and this is partially due to a new level of high stress we are experiencing [...]

Episode #36 – My Life as a Touring Rock Singer

Over the past few years, there has been much adverse press about touring singers suffering vocal fold pathologies; for example, in 2018 the pop icon Pink had to cancel a number of concerts in Australia due to illness. She was confronted with sensationalist media criticism and how can we forget all the negative press and public outcry over Adele’s vocal [...]

Episode #35 – Heidi Moss Erickson: When Science Meets Voice: My Serendipitous Life

Heidi Moss Erickson is an acclaimed performer, voice educator and scientist, who prefers to describe herself as a seeker. In this episode, we get a rare snapshot into Heidi’s personal and professional life as she opens up about what she defines as her serendipitous life. Heidi holds a double biology degree and a master’s degree in biochemistry from the [...]

Episode #34 – Living with Stress: In Good Times and in Bad

Stress is a word we throw around rather loosely in our everyday lives. We use it to describe those moments when we’re busy, overwhelmed, dealing with a new situation or just simply dealing with day to day life. But, what does it truly mean to be stressed? Life is full of unexpected situations or scenarios that create an unexpected set back [...]

Episode #33 – Sarah Marshall: Performance Anxiety: More Than Just Sweaty Palms

Performance anxiety has been described as fear about one's ability to perform a specific task, usually in front of a group for people. Sarah Marshall describes performance anxiety as those random intrusive thoughts that flood our brain prior to and during a performance. Sarah is a singing teacher, examiner and adjudicator with degrees in music performance, psychology and counselling. [...]

Episode #32 – Dr Dann Mitton: This Moment in Time

Dann Mitton is a classical bass singer, voice teacher and voice researcher and for many of us, we know Dann as founder and one of the moderators for the Facebook group, The New Forum for Professional Voice Teachers, where he inspires conversations, arouses our curiosity, and creates a safe space for voice professionals to express themselves, share their thoughts [...]

Episode #31 – The 5 Key Steps to Developing a CEO Mindset

Are you the CEO of your life? The chief executive officer (CEO) is the top position in any organisation and they are ultimately responsible for its success or failure. This needs to be you in your life. Most people want to improve their lives but don’t know where to start, so in this episode we are going to look at FIVE [...]

Episode #30 – Dr Nidhi Krishnan – Mythbusting COVID-19

Over the past many, many months, we have been inundated with news, views, perceptions, misconceptions and conspiracy theories around COVID -19. To be honest, I am just as tired of it as most of you are. Much of what we read is based on hearsay and what the media wants us to know and not being drawn from rigorous [...]

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