Archive for March, 2016

inspire#2: Sara Martinez

Julian Lozada and Sara Martinez are our Venezuelan friends who perform as the half of a 4-piece band “Traveller Band” in Q-Bar at Shangri-La, Qingdao, China. When I first started dancing years ago, it was my trying to get in touch with my creative side when i went on a long vocal sabbatical. But little   Read More …

没想到这里他们把节日正式称为“复活节”。真是一个惊喜。 谢谢耶稣为了我心甘情愿上了十字架,遵守了神父阿爸给祂的使命。三天后他的复活证明了祂的力量。今天,我才得到公义。这份礼物,是我今天能够自由的理由。是我不值得的,我却得到了。 今天,我回想我感激的一切。青岛的这一段时光,学习的东西,遇到的好朋友,我们能够帮助的人,带给我心跳的小朋友们,祢陪伴我们的每一天。谢谢耶稣。谢谢阿爸。谢谢圣灵的教导。你的恩典比生命还要好。谢谢祢照顾保护我国家,我家人和朋友。阿门。 Luke 24:46-47 (NIV) 46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day, 47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

We have had the pleasure of working with the Shangri-La Choir team on a choral item for Earth Hour over these 2 weeks. 3 songs were selected for the theme of the event. After picking the essentials, ie, Heal the World and Colours of the Wind, we weren’t sure which other song would have the   Read More …

Congratulations to my student for nailing her first paying gig. Her question prompted me to share my advice with those who may have the same question. How does one prepare for your first paying live gig? My answer is, first, build a repertoire. These are some questions that will help you build an effective repertoire:   Read More …

This is Part 2 (Part 1 here) of my answer to a question from a student when she scores her first live paying gig. This could apply to original material (but I imagine singer-songwriters to be able to play their songs without the help of charts/lyrics at least eventually), but largely to musicians who are   Read More …