“I am a confident and capable singer!” she exclaimed.
I love these spontaneous moments of truth-telling that come out in coaching sessions.
This particular moment came a few weeks ago as I was working with a talented young soprano at Peabody Conservatory, my alma mater. One of my former mentors and current head of the Opera department, JoAnn Kulesza, had invited me to be a guest teacher.
The singer had just sung through one of her recital pieces and though her performance was respectable, my intuition told me she was capable of much more.