The Importance of Showing Up For Your Dream

Since March this year, I’ve started to take ownership of my journey in mastery as an artist. Initially I committed myself to drawing 2 fairy penguins and 1 oak tree five days a week, as a way to build up my foundational drawing skills as a self-trained artist. At the …

Learn Basic Singing Techniques First (Before Songs, Styles and Genres)

There are many music schools and singing teachers who specialise in teaching certain styles of music, so they tend to be the most obvious options people look at when they want to learn to sing songs of a particular genre. However, I’ve started to notice a tendency where some of …

My New Drawing Practice and What I’m Learning About Mastery

Since 2013, I’ve been an active member in a coaching and personal development community in Singapore, and during their leadership program in 2015, my mentor advised me to master drawing all 17 species of penguins in an anatomically accurate way. I took this assignment seriously and started drawing these penguins …

Knowing Why You Want to Improve Your Voice

Recently, I was working on a personal project in a group coaching session, and my coach shared that whatever it is that we do, every single task in the world — the task itself has no inherent worth. Examples of tasks: Make a painting, compose a song, write a book, …

Why Do You Do What You Do?

We live in a time now where it’s common to have a hyphenated title, e.g. singer-songwriter-activist, artist-chef, engineer-writer… and the lines between profession and hobby are more blurred than ever. With technology and the Internet, we have greater access to knowledge and information, and we have more conveniences which means …

Sing Your Way Out of Your Comfort Zone

As an artist, singer and voice coach, I’m all about self-expression, and it’s kinda become my life’s work right now to figure out how best to express myself in various media, and to also help others express what they truly desire, and discover a more authentic side of themselves through …

Are You “Too Busy” to Live Your Dream?

It’s common these days for people to have hyphenated titles, as we’re no longer limited to developing ourselves only in one area. Actors are also humans rights activists, singers are also painters, and chefs are also writers, and so on… Even I have been introducing myself as a visual-artist-and-voice-coach for …

Why Singing Improves Your Voice More than Speaking

I recently had two clients who use their voice in their respective professions (one instructor, one lawyer), and they came to me with specific issues they wanted to improve. In our initial chat to get to know each other, each of them was well aware of what they wanted to …

Are You Postponing Your Dream Unknowingly?

I believe that everyone has a dream, and we go through our life’s journey to fulfil some sort of purpose. The life you have right now — you’re the only one who can live it, and you owe it to yourself to make the most of it and the best …

Do You Dislike Your Voice?

As a voice coach, I’ve heard a few of my clients say they don’t like their voice and how it sounds, thus they are reluctant to sing, sometimes even to speak up in their own lives. Our voice is a natural and integral part of who we are, which means …