Phyllis, My Muse

curtinNot a note comes out of my heart that isn’t filtered through the profoundly freeing technique I learned from my beloved voice teacher, American soprano, Phyllis Curtin. I just adore this backstage photo of Phyllis sitting quietly at her dressing room table. She frequently advised that a mirror is the singer’s best friend. The mirror and the objectified image of exactly what is happening in one’s body as one sings is truly an extraordinary teacher. Thank you for the many life and artistic lessons you taught me, Phyllis. Much love, always, to my beautiful muse.