Gratitude: Why Bother?

Gratitude: Why Bother? by Elena Greco We hear a lot about gratitude. It seems like something we should be having, or aspiring to have. But what is it and how do we get some? And why bother, really? When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around. ~ Willie Nelson At times our own light goes out and…

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The Psychology of Performance

The Psychology of Performance by Elena Greco Published in PSYCHOLOGY TODAY: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201511/the-psychology-performance Also published in CLASSICAL SINGER as “Overcoming Performance Anxiety” https://www.csmusic.net/content/articles/overcoming-performance-anxiety November 9, 2015 Like many performers, I started off my singing career with severe stage fright.  I never let it stop me – the inner drive to perform and make music was too strong – but it did…

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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 November

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, November 3, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Accompanist:  Lucas Barkley Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Come join us for a great time singing, noshing and networking!  We’ll have an accompanist who can read anything and is aligned with the purpose of THE MUSIC SALON™, which…

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The Music Salon™: Will It Continue?

THE MUSIC SALON™ by Elena Greco Will It Continue? July 27, 2015 Hello, Music Salon Friends. I hope you’re having a great summer so far! THE MUSIC SALON™ is in its eighth year now, and I’ve been taking an objective look at it, appreciating its value in the past, the positive contribution it has made, and considering its place in…

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THE MUSIC SALON™-2015 October

THE MUSIC SALON™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Please note:  This is a FRAGRANCE-FREE event so that attendees who have allergies and asthma can be comfortable. Also, there is a strict 48-hour cancellation policy. The Music Salon™ Personnel Bios  *  The Music Salon™ Past…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 October

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Tuesday, October 6, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Cost: $20* * Bring a friend and you both attend half price! Sign up at egreco@elenagreco.com MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ (offered this month through THE MUSIC SALON™) is a workshop exploring the Art of Meditation geared specifically for Creative Artists. You will come away from…

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WOODSTOCK – To Joni with Love

WOODSTOCK – To Joni with Love by Elena Greco May 23, 2015 I have always loved Joni Mitchell’s song about one of the most important events in our country in the 60s. When I perform this song of hers on my next concert, I will be doing it with her in mind. I didn’t fully appreciate who and what Joni…

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MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™-2015 March

MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ Next meeting: Sunday, March 8, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Upper West Side, New York City Suggested Donation: $20* www.elenagreco.com/lifestyle/meditationforcreatives MEDITATION FOR CREATIVES™ (offered this month through THE MUSIC SALON™) is a workshop exploring the Art of Meditation geared specifically for Creative Artists. You will come away from the workshop with the tools and knowledge to create a unique, practical,…

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The Music Salon Returns!

The Music Salon Returns! by Elena Greco August 2014 The Music Salon™ is back! I mentioned in my last Newsletter that there would be a change coming. Well, it’s here! The Music Salon is returning to what it originally started out to be – and never really stopped being. Exciting changes will make this experience far more valuable to singers…

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Better Living Through Music

Better Living Through Music by Elena Greco July 2007 © Introduction Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education. ~ Plato (347 B.C.E.) The process of academic learning and concentrated study is sometimes fraught with stress, difficulty, tension and apprehension. In addition, other areas of our lives require mental focus in processing information which sometimes proves difficult.…

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