Good Lesson

I had an amazing singing lesson today.   I mean it was tough as hell but I learned a lot.  We worked on the song ‘Holding Out For A Hero’ which is what I am going to be singing for my audition tomorrow.  Things I need to remember at my audition tomorrow:

  1. Banish my inner critic from entering the audition room or even better – coming with me to audition.  Darcy you are benched!
  2. Calmly walk into the room
  3. answer questions – should they ask me any; example: What song are you singing?
  4. if there is a piano ask for first note which is an A; or play first note myself; or I have that note recorded on my phone so play that note
  5. Put phone down on a chair (or at least don’t hold it during audition); or walk from piano to wear i’m sitting; if they played note get ready
  6. Pick a focal point
  7. Imagine I’m singing to someone that makes me smile (today I chose Oprah)
  8. Smile
  9. Breathe
  10. Sing
  11. Stay in the moment.
  12. Take time. Don’t rush through song.
  13. Breathe
  14. Smile darn ya smile
  15. When done singing, listen to see if they have any questions, answer calmly, if not, say thank you and calmly leave
I feel really good about going to the audition tomorrow.  In the lesson today we talked a lot about risk and commitment.  I need to commit and stop apologizing for taking up space, time, breathing room.  But fear stops me.  I’m afraid of taking a risk and still failing but the way I normally operate I’ll fail anyway so maybe I should just risk.  But to me even going to the audition in the first place is a risk.  I guess the riskier risk would be to actually believe I can do a good job, to believe that I am just as good as anyone else they’ve seen and deserve a part.  Ok, ok I’ll believe.  Even if it means ultimate humiliation – a-ha but that is just my ego talking.  Now that I am aware of this – I can choose differently.  I am really going to choose to believe in my abilities as a singer.  I am not going to try the way always do.  I am going to do.  That was a good lesson!

About Alex Lean

I am just another dreamer trying to wake up
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