Mother’s day is this Sunday, May 10, 2015
A good time for reflection on Why we Sing.
For your Mother, your Partner, or Yourself!
Do you sing for your mother?
Do you sing for your partner?
Do you sing for yourself?
Some singers have stage performance ambitions, but most of us are simply interested in singing better in our Choirs, with Friends, with Loved Ones, and for Ourselves.
A good friend, Larry, came to my studio a few years ago and we recorded a CD of him singing to give to his mother. She was in a nursing home at the time and failing with Alzheimer’s but he
was told she listened to the recording often and seemed to enjoy it.
He would sing for her when he went to visit and it seemed to help
her remember. It’s one of the sweetest expressions of love that
I’ve seen and is a reminder of how important our voice can be in
communicating the love we have for another.
This is perhaps the main reason I love working with singing and
sharing, and giving away so many singing programs. I love receiving
stories from students about how singing has touched their lives.
In this story, Larry went on to record 3 more CDs and dedicated
the next 5 years of his life to Singing in retirement homes, bringing
a ray of sunshine into the lives of thousands.
WHAT’S YOUR STORY?
I would love to hear from you!
- How has Singing touched you or someone you love in your life?
- Have you sung for your sweetheart and sparked romance?
- Have you sung for someone you love giving them comfort?
- Have you sung for yourself for inspiration or solace?
I Look Forward to hearing from YOU!
ps: Sing To Your Mother! 🙂