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Listen to the Quarantine Phone Calls - I was a guest this a.m.

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Yesterday the author and marketing pro Seth Godin opened up an Akimbo Coworking space. It's free coworking for people working at home and it's open through April 18th.

Of course I signed up.

And there I connected with Matthew Thompson, a podcaster from Northern Ireland. In a few hours' time he was able to schedule 15 interviews and today he has already posted 4 of them.

These are regular conversations between two people about life in general and how they're managing our current situation.

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2 Super Cheap Recipes to help Singers Survive

Singers are usually on very stretched budgets, and now's the time to learn some reeeeeeally cheap recipes that are good now and in other, less interesting times. ;-)

This first one is new to me, the second recipe is for a lentil soup. A client of mine sent me this recipe a long time ago and it's good in all seasons, with different spices, etc. I freeze single portions and

1. Navajo Flatbread

(Found on FB via Joyce Larson and Brandon Johnson)

Navajo Flatbread:
Makes 6

2 cups flour
1 - 1...

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Your Gig has been Canceled. Crisis or Opportunity?

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This post has been updated. Twice.

The amount of gigs canceled right now is no joke. Neither is the income lost for artists who are already overworked and underpaid.

Right now we're fluctuating between not knowing a whole lot and really not knowing anything at all. The uncertainty can be overwhelming.

Yesterday a friend canceled a long-planned trip to Europe. A friend in Venice (Italy is on lock-down) has had to cancel a performance; her performance group is posting "Music for Quarantine" to...

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Welcome to the New NicoleWarner.com!

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Welcome, welcome!

This is the new NicoleWarner.com and I'm delighted you are here.

Up top you'll find the most frequently visited pages, from my bio to calendar, and over to the blog and media room.

I haven't rebuilt the photo galleries yet, because I'm still deciding how to best present them and where to put them in the menu.

All the blog posts have been moved to this site, however the links are different now, so there might be a few places you can only get to by searching; use the...

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When You Have a New Voice Teacher...

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...and you're so excited for your first lesson, you leave an hour early.



Yep, I did that this morning. I got into the car, looked at the time, and thought, "Oh no! I'm an hour early!"

I was warmed up, had all my music, had a bottle of water and a snack and was rearing to go! I was simply ready to go an hour earlier than I needed to. So I ran my quick errands, did some more work, and then left again.

But not before I had a good laugh at myself.

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A New Year and New Repertoire for Nicole

New Year New RepertoireGreetings, dear readers!

The first half of this year holds a few really interesting pieces, including one piece that's new to me, however the text is not.

I'm joining the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra in Sioux Falls for the Arvo Pärt Stabat Mater in April, and while I've sung the text of the Stabat Mater countless times, it is the first time that I've sung a Pärt piece solo.

So far I think it will be a new and different experience from any other Stabat Mater I've sung.

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Expression in Violin and Singing - Part 3: Making Your Violin Sing

Expression Violin Singing Part 3Nicole Notes: Several years ago I paired up with violinist and orchestra teacher Katie Gustafson to write several articles for String Notes, published by the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA), which is the local chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). We had a great time exploring the commonalities between playing the violin and singing. Please enjoy this three-part series.

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by Katie Gustafson and Nicole Warner

In the first two installments of...

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Expression in Violin and Singing - Part 2: Breathe Your Way Out of Your Lizard Brain

Expression Violin Singing Part 2Nicole Notes: Several years ago I paired up with violinist and orchestra teacher Katie Gustafson to write several articles for String Notes, published by the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association (MNSOTA), which is the local chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). We had a great time exploring the commonalities between playing the violin and singing. Please enjoy this three-part series.

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by Katie Gustafson and Nicole Warner

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