Tag Archives: Experience

Communal Orgies of Emotion

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I don’t exactly know where I heard this expression for the first time; an article, a speech, a dream? I wrote it down as a metaphor for good singing and promised myself I’d blog about … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Communication, Congruence, Emotional Intelligence, Family Constellations | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Meditation, Contemplation, Inner Focus and the difficulty in finding non-clichés in describing transformative inner states.

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden What *IS* a non-ordinary ‘state’ anyway?! When I first learned to meditate, the most overwhelming feeling I had was that it was VERY familiar. As interesting, as calming and as invigorating as the process was, … Continue reading

Posted in Curiosity, Familiarity, Learned, Sense, State, Techniquies | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Virginia Satir meets Chronos Part2

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden After our initial experience using Archetypes instead of people in “Family” Constellations / System Dynamic illumination, we were curious how the participants in that first seminar fared after the experience. All twelve participants reported as … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Astrology, Family Constellations, Mental Training, Mythology | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Mixing Concepts – Collapsing Models… some thoughts for Singing Teachers

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden There are significant advantages to having studied a lot of stuff over the years. When enough of it sinks in, it starts to form into something new. In the formation of cut-to-measure exercises in the … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Art, Fitness, Lessons, Mental Training, NLP, Opera, Pedagogy, Singing, Teaching, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

„PRESENCE“

Evan Bortnick       http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Stage presence is a term I’ve heard since my first days on the stage. I always found it palpable as a phenomenon, yet almost impossible to describe. Is it possible to ‘teach’ it? Is it … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Astrology, Audition, Class, Fitness, Harmonie, Inner Game, Instrument, Lessons, Mental Training, Music, NLP, Pedagogy, Performance, Performance Training, Presence, Singing, Teaching, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

…the pursuit of Happiness.

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden I’m definitely not the first to wonder why our founding fathers chose “Life, Liberty and the “PURSUIT” of Happiness” as a motto. Why not “Life, Happiness and the Pursuit of Liberty? They of all people … Continue reading

Posted in Archetypes, Art, Audition, Calibrated Loops, Class, Fitness, Inner Game, Instrument, Lessons, Mental Training, Music, NLP, Opera, Pedagogy, Performance, Performance Training, Presence, Singing, Teaching, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Astral Travel, Lucid Dreaming, Altered States and Brain Waves

Evan Bortnick   http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been into some pretty weird stuff over the years. Before I seriously got involved in the study, practice and teaching of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, my explanations of my experiences tended MUCH more … Continue reading

Posted in Authenticity, Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Inner Game, Lucid Dreaming, Mental Training, Mind, Mind-Body, Music, Presence, Teaching, Thinking | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Some thoughts on “The Breath”

Evan Bortnick           http://musa-vocalis.de/ Gesangsunterricht Wiesbaden Much has been said and much has been written about “The Breath” for singing and for speaking. Discussions about the breath in general and in singing specifically always remind me of that Zen story of … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Breath, Breathing, Communication, Fitness, Inner Game, Intelligence, Lessons, Music, Opera, Pedagogy, Performance, Public Speaking, Singing, Speaking, Teaching, Voice | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment