As much as I love teaching private voice students…and I do thrill as my individual students grow and excel…there is something magical about group workshops.

For when two or three gather in my name, there am I with them. -Matthew 18:20, the Bible, English Translations

This Bible quote is, of course, credited to Jesus of Nazareth.

Napoleon Hill, author of Think and Grow Rich, expounded on the value of master mind groups, which he defined thus: The coordination of knowledge and effort, of two or more people, who work toward a definite purpose, in the spirit of harmony. (I, personally, often use the term wish-weaving interchangeably with masterminding.)

Is it possible the disciples were Jesus Christ’s mastermind/wish-weaver group? I think so.

I’ve led, or been a part of, way too many wish-weaving circles and voice classes to ignore the potency of this group dynamic. People learn more quickly. Ideas are generated and exchanged for more facile solutions. Sometimes lasting connections are formed in the built-in community.

Jesus and Napoleon were onto something.

If you’d like to celebrate your authentic voice in this kind of collaborative community, come to Four Vocal Superpowers Most Pros Don’t Know November 2nd.

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If you’re in the neighborhood, know you’re also invited to Lake Music’s recital at Lakewood Theatre this coming Saturday, October 26th, from 1:00-4:00! Several of yours truly’s voice and piano students will be showing off their talent and skills.

In the meantime, love your voice and voice your love,


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Within the first couple of lessons with vocal coach Laura Handke, I learned to use my voice in a more powerful way using the breathing and resonance techniques she teaches. She is always pleasant and upbeat, which helps me to relax as I learn.  I would recommend her to anyone who wants to take their vocal expression to the next level. Thank you, Laura! –Mary Jo H.  

Lake Oswego’s Transformational Voice® Teacher (Transformational Voice® is a registered trademark of Transformational Voice® Training Institute, LLC, and Linda Brice.)