I'm sure this question has been asked before... But I compete in different competitions and audition for different choirs quite frequently.. How do you handle stage fright..? I'm always so extremely nervous...
And on a different note, how many languages have you learned..? And do you plan to add more languages into your music? I personally think it always sounds so beautiful to hear the textures and sounds of another language put into music..
Hi there! Stage fright is tricky. I have a couple of ways to deal with it:
1) Be utterly prepared. Whenever I am flying by the seat of my pants, stage fright can be very bad because your inner critic has more rope to hang you with;)
2) do a meditation prior to the audition: it will help you ground yourself and be more in your body, rather than in your head.
3) Try using Flower Essences: google Flower Essences of North America, or FESflowers.com - they make two fantastic sprays: one is for attention/focus, the other is for fear. I am a Flower Essence practitioner, and I highly suggest these.
I speak 4 languages and working on 2 more. Ideally, I'd like to add Japanese, Chinese and Spanish into my language stable. I am currently putting together my first Russian language release, as well. Yes, other language versions are coming, as well as those songs where the languages are mixed up:)
If you tour again, (which by all means I completely support), would you come to Phoenix, Arizona? You opened for the James concert and you are my number two inspiration for writing music (second only to Electric Light Orchestra).
Also, as a songwriter, what is the best advise you can give for myself to get recognized?
Thank you so much and continue to write your music that everyone should enjoy!!
P.S. I hope your songs make it onto mainstream radio because you deserve to be heard by every living soul!
A Girl Named Scot
Scot Madison Quiggle
When will you be in DC? Where can I go to find out? Also, I am starting a Non-Profit organization to help people follow their dreams! I would like to book you for an event and set up an interview with you some time after we set up our podcasts, who do I call or email to set that up?? Congratulations & thank you for following your dreams… You will inspire many. You definitely inspire me!!Elizaveta responded on 08/23/2013