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Two posts in one day. WHOA. This is just short and sweet; apparently my Feedburner link hasn’t been working for the past oh, two months or so. Luckily, my amazing friend Emily fixed it for me AND she added a subscribe by email option underneath it! So if you have been wanting to subscribe but have been unable due to my HTML idiocy, you now can subscribe! Yay!

Thanks Em!

Coaching

So I’m a singer. I sing. I’ve always loved it and I come from a musical family.. Everyone in my immediate family (brother, cousins, aunts, etc) sings and almost everyone plays an instrument (I don’t). When I moved from Chicago to the South, I looked for an outlet for my singing and came up empty for years.

In 2008, an outlet found me in a karaoke bar while I was hanging out with Josh and some friends who had come to visit us from Illinois. A group of women were there at a bachelorette party and they handed me a card for their chorus. They informed me that it wasn’t for everyone, because the type of music they sang was unique.

They sang 4 part a capella barbershop harmony. I am such a nerd, I had to hold back from squealing and flapping with excitement. I was raised with barbershop music and had no idea that women sang it. I also had no idea that there was an international organization full of women who sang it! The very next Tuesday I visited a rehearsal and that began my passion for Sweet Adelines.

I’ve been with the chorus for two years now. I’ve been through two regional competitions and I’ve even been on TV with my quartet. It’s something I love doing though since Nellie’s been born, I’ve had to cut my attendance due to scheduling issues and whatnot. Today my chorus is being coached by the director of the amazing Metro Nashville chorus and I’m psyched. We’ll be working for about 6 hours. Wondering how you can work on singing for 6 hours? There’s a lot more to singing – particularly singing barbershop – than you may think!

I’m listening to my learning tracks and getting ready for a day of harmony!

Yes.. I’m a nerd.