Neutralising Self Criticism Through Humour and Laughter

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Everyone suffers from self criticism from time to time. It can be useful. You can get important feedback from criticism. However criticism directed at the self can become an unhealthy habit causing feelings of low self worth. It’s useful to balance this tendency. An easy and quick way to achieve this is with humour. By lightening things up you can get some much needed perspective! Continue reading

Audition Tips and Advice

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Having auditioned literally thousands of entertainment professionals over the years, we often get asked what constitutes a good audition. Here are some crucial dos and dont’s:

1. Always be well prepared. Make sure you know who and what you are auditioning for. If possible, try to find out who is on the audition panel. This will help add a personal touch if you get the opportunity to chat with them. Continue reading

Twelve Tips to Help Burned-Out Toddlers Repair Mental Muscles

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Self-discipline is a well-developed skill in most adults and important to the survival of our society. Those who grow up with little self-discipline may be ostracized by others or fall victim to vices like drugs and alcohol. Self-discipline is a mandatory ingredient of successful professions like business, athletics and medicine. Even the business of art, music and drama requires great self-discipline from those who may have tendencies toward unbridled freedom. Yet, no one has more need for self-control for his own protection than a young child does. However, toddlers are raw energy with few brakes and fewer breaks. The maturation process is slow and difficult. Here are twelve tips to help you be a better parent while your child learns self- control. Continue reading

How To Sing In Tune Vocal Exercises

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You like to sing very much. However when you start singing, your own ears or someone tells that you are singing out of tune. That is very depressing, isn’t it?

No worries. You are not alone because most people without formal training will sing out of tune somewhere in a song. So the answer lies in getting proper vocal lessons as singing out of tune can be corrected with the right vocal exercises. Continue reading

Color and Music – The essential pieces of an emotionally brighter day

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The use of conventional drugs and medicinal practice has made our body weaker and more prone to diseases. The continuous use of these drugs has serious side effects causing us to fall ill more often and heal back slower each time. The need to have less harmful and more beneficial remedies has led to the development of a branch of medicine called Alternative Medicine. Alternative Medicine gives us a healthier substitute to scientifically engineered drugs. Continue reading

How to Train Your Voice by Singing Karaoke

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You might be surprised to know you can learn to sing by karaoke backing tracks but yes you can. It is a practice for learning to listen as well as to sing too.

We all can make some kind of noise whether it is squeaky high pitched or very nice and neutral. We need to be able to sing different tones in our voices not just making noise or screeching. There is a way to help you in controlling these various sounds by using the backing tracks which can be used as a tool like any endeavour. This tool will help you to sing and to keep yourself in tune as you belt out the song. Continue reading

The Healing Powers of Music Therapy As an Autism Symptoms Treatment

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There are many different forms of autism symptoms treatment. There are the more traditional therapies, such as applied behavior analysis (ABA) and floortime. And then there are a lot of alternative treatments as well.

The thing about all these alternative treatments is that you have to be very careful to research them before you try them, because not all of them are credible. But that said, sometimes you can find really good ones that will help your child if you look just a little outside the box. Continue reading