Category Archives: Emotional Transparency

Strengths, Weaknesses and Power. Thinking out loud about the Contexts of Vulnerability.

There have been a lot of discussions online recently about what makes a good teacher. It’s probably pretty much the same question as… ‘what makes a good mentor?’…’what makes a good trainer?’… and ‘what makes a good coach?’. Many of … Continue reading

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Emotional Transparency

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s fascinating in which contexts individuals intend to be emotionally transparent and in which contexts the intention goes more in the direction of concealment. Even more fascinating is it when you actually consciously intend to … Continue reading

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Jumping the Track

I can remember the first time I noticed that my thoughts always seemed to run along the same track. I remember too not liking that AT ALL! Here’s the thing though; when I notice that my thoughts are running in … Continue reading

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Speaking, Singing, Systems and Family Constellations

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden After a long weekend of working with extremely talented speakers and presenters of all ages in a course called “Vocal Mastery; Voice, the Third Hand” here in Germany, I’ve come away with some new insights … Continue reading

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Terminology, Semantics and “The MIND”

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It fascinates me over and over again how we use terminology and yet it’s not REALLY clear what is meant and what is not. Take the word “MIND”. If we are going to separate “Mind” … Continue reading

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Slower is Faster

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Funny thing about time. It is relative. When I was in my 20s, I wanted to ‘get it together’ as a performer and as a singer as fast as possible. My time-frame for preparing a … Continue reading

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Seeing love everywhere; a dangerous occupation

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden See. Love. Everywhere. Noone knows how ridiculous this sounds more than I do. First time I heard anything similar, I started laughing and couldn’t stop. After all, let’s face it, life’s dangerous. There are a … Continue reading

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The „Envy“ Message

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden It’s never been any kind of a secret that I’m something of a “WeiterBildungsJunkie” (rough translation; ‘continuing education junkie’). Basically that means that two years can’t go by without me getting some itch to be … Continue reading

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THE UGLY SEX FACE and singer’s “Facial Posture”

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden The term “Facial ‘Posture’” and most references to the mimic muscles are FROUGHT with potential misunderstanding for the student. For this reason it’s extraordinarily important that the student goes out of each and every lesson … Continue reading

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Arrogance, Humility and the professional Singer

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Every singer has heard the word “Diva”. Even in Rock, Pop and Jazz the word is familiar. On the negative side, it denotes an attitude of arrogance, egoism, self-involvement and a bit of aggression. Does … Continue reading

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