Voice Instruction, Diction for Singers, other university courses

July 12, 2014 at 4:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Mission Statement: To produce vibrant, noble singers with secure vocal technique, good communication through excellent diction and appropriate moods, even tone throughout the voice, legato singing and well-crafted phrasing, strong musical skills, and an elegant artistic approach to the art of singing and stage craft.

SING AS OFTEN AS POSSIBLE. PERFORMING IS SO IMPORTANT.

Find the COMPLETE voice syllabus and syllabi for diction and other courses under APSU, IU and DePauw

TK Beards!

July 10, 2014 at 4:01 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

CAREER & LEADER ADVICE

January 1, 2014 at 3:48 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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TK SEPT 2012 BEST

Ideas &  Challenges from  THOMAS KING 

How to prepare —  Be the BEST you can be  —   Practice,   Listen carefully to advice, BUT DON’T follow all of it  —  Decide what is really right for you,   Ask questions,   Seek out people who do NOW what you want to do in the future and find out what their jobs are like,   Believe in yourself    Have a POSITIVE ATTITUDE

QUALITIES OF A LEADER     

(TEACHER)      (WINNER)      (SUCCESSFUL PERSON)

STRONG ENOUGH TO ADMIT WEAKNESS

SUCCESSFUL ENOUGH NOT TO FEAR FAILURE

WISE ENOUGH TO SAY, “I DON’T KNOW”

COMPASSIONATE ENOUGH TO DISCIPLINE

MATURE ENOUGH TO DEMONSTRATE CHILDLIKE HOPE

ORGANIZED ENOUGH TO BE SPONTANEOUS

COMFORTABLE ENOUGH WITH YOURSELF TO BE ANONYMOUS

STABLE ENOUGH TO BE EMOTIONAL WHEN JUSTIFIED

LEADER ENOUGH TO BE A SERVANT

Read only the underlined words Or conversely, read the ENTIRE phrases!!

Tennessee Triathlon 2013, YMCA Bloomington 5K Racewalk 2015, Senior Olympics Bloomington 2018, 2019

August 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

I won medals in Bowling in the Senior Olympics  (at ages 73 & 74- 2018 & 2019). I won my age category for 5K Racewalk April 18, 2015,  in 42 minutes 13 seconds! This was my 4th 5K in 5 years. I was second place in my Spring 2016 5K Racewalk. Being 70 back then slowed me down— but just a bit!!!

In Tennessee 2013, I won one of the prizes in the triathlon for swimming! Required 3.8 miles – TK almost 9 miles!

Success can be attained

August 21, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A few success ideas from THE 100 SIMPLE SECRETS OF SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE                                                   by David Niven

Feelings of competence start with the feelings and THEN produce the competence.–  Improve how you feel about yourself and other improvements in your life will come.

The purposes of what you do is to make progress, NOT just to expend yourself.–  Some people couldn’t possibly have worked any harder, BUT they COULD have worked smarter!

Take joy from the process of trying to make progress. Life satisfaction is more likely for those who experience a “steady stream” of minor accomplishments. 

There are NO age restrictions on success.  It takes as long as it takes.

Positive change in your life will not be finished today, but it can START today. 

Accomplish or fall behind!

September 19, 2009 at 5:00 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What are YOUR responsibilities?, your goals?, your reasons for choosing to sing?  Be ready to “dive in” and try new ideas.  TK Master Class from October 1, 2018

1st gear=chest voice, 2nd=passaggio, 4th=head voiceWhat is your responsibility in a voice lesson?  (The car is there just to get your attention – I owned it for over 47 years!)

The following directives are FOR YOU.  Read each one. Let them soak in.

Which ones SPEAK TO YOU AT THIS MOMENT?

Come to your lesson with a specific agenda.                                                                            Don’t be afraid of trying something new in the way of making sound. No one expects you to be perfect the first time out.

Never give your power away.  Experience is almost always the best teacher.

Trust your own instincts.   You are in charge of your own life.  If you don’t run your own life, someone or something else will.                                                                                           You are unique. There will never be another talent or voice like yours to be heard or experienced by others, so with the help of your teacher, decide how to connect to your voice. Share it in performance.
Discover who you are at your very core. Express that to the world through your voice.
Risk being who you are and ask for what you want. Believe you can have it and then be ready to receive it.
It works!

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