It's an interesting thing- getting married. When you tell people you are getting married, everyone expects that you are going to do something else with your life. They all say, "So after you get married, what's next?" I never knew that once you got married you had to do something else--but what's even weirder is that I am about to do something else! I don't think marriage had anything to do with it though. I think it was more my restless leg syndrome that doesn't allow me sit still for too long.
Since Taylor Swift and Pharell are the only people making money in the music business, I have been working full time at Starstruck Entertainment during the day (while also teaching voice lessons, writing songs, and performing on nights and weekends). Starstruck is owned by Reba McEntire and is a recording studio and management company. The artists we manage are Blake Shelton, Reba, and Kelly Clarkson. I do administrative boring things, but the thought of being surrounded by such Country royalty was really exciting in the beginning! It has been a great learning experience to see how the music business works and how decisions are made. But, my restless legs can only sit there for so long, and my passion lies with performing and songwriting, so I knew I needed to transition to a job that would:
1. Allow me to be flexible to work on my music,
2. Still maintain my creative energy, and
3. Serve others.
The answer became perfectly clear: TEACH!
I am so thrilled to be launching the expansion of my voice and acting studio: Crescendo Studios. Crescendo Studios will be located in the Crieve Hall neighborhood of Nashville and will be open to any and all who wish to improve their singing and acting skills. I've been spending many a day decorating the new space and think I have achieved its ultimate "vibeness." I chose the name Crescendo because it is a musical term that refers to music gradually increasing in loudness and intensity. I love the thought of paralleling that with my voice and acting students. Reaching your full potential doesn't happen overnight. It happens with a gradual increase, as a result of dedication and sound training. And it gives me the greatest delight as a teacher to watch my students have breakthroughs and crescendo into their full potential.
This expansion will also allow me to be musical full time and I think this change will enhance my own songwriting and performing. I can't wait to get married- but I also can't wait to get back and jump into this new chapter in my life!
If you are in the Nashville area and know someone who might be interested in lessons, here is the new website, twitter, and Facebook page!
Sometimes I think I'm crazy. But sometimes, I think I know exactly what I'm doing.