Wednesday, February 9, 2011



That's right.....I work in Disneyland. I am now apart of the Disney College Program. I get college credit for taking classes with Disney and working for them. I'm a storyteller on Storybook Land Canal! I love love love my job. I don't have any pictures to post yet but I have plenty of stories of fun people, cute couples, and silly babies that have ridden on my boats to post. I'm hoping to remember to post every day some silly little thing that happens at work. This is a super short post but it's enough to just update you quickly on what's is happening in my world.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Voice Class Blog #5

Question: how does understanding the larynx and vocal folds help you become a better singer?

Answer: When a singer understands the larynx and how it works, they can use it to it's full potential and be able to sing without harming the vocal folds. If a singer does not understand the vocal folds, they could misuse them and cause serious harm to themself. Belting, if done incorrectly, can cause nodes on the folds and cause the voice to go hoarse and cannot be used for singing. A singer must understand the larynx and vocal folds in order to preserve their voice.

Voice Class Blog #4

Question: share stress managment strategies you have used for a speech presentation or performance

Answer: I simply cannot eat before performing. I use the adrenaline from hunger and to give me drive for a good performance. I do breathing exercises and dance stretches. I can't perform if I don't feel fluid and limber. I like when my lungs feel open and I feel light and able to react quickly and move on instinct. It keeps my head clear and allows my emotions in the performance to flow freely.

Voice Class Blog #3

Question: what are some ways you have been taught to sing words on high notes to increase clarity and diction?

Answer: I have been taught how to form my mouth to really enunciate my vowels and consonants as well as open up the back of my throat for volume so that I will be heard. I have been shown how to relax my jaw into the words and notes.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Voice Class blog #2

Question: How can singing in another language help one become a better singer?

Answer: It can help a singer with pronouncing syllables and consonants correctly and broaden their range of understanding with other songs. It can also help them to learn the language they are singing. Singing in a language such as Italian will give the singer a fluidity that will resonate through anything else they sing. Working with a lot of the classic songs in other languages that help stretch the boundaries of how far their voice can go. Having a good foundation in other languages and classical training can help you with any genre in music.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Voice class ejournal: 1

Hey everyone! I haven't posted in a long time, I know, but now I'm back! I'll actually be posting every week now due to a voice class assignment. To catch you up, I'm in college now! Yeah it was a long tough battle to get me there but now I'm a full-time student and a working nanny. Anyways, onto my assignment!

My name is India and I love to sing. I've been singing most of my life and am always willing to learn more. Honestly, there's nothing specific I'd like to learn from voice class. I want to be in voice so that I can sing twice a week and be in a class with other people who love to sing as well. I'm loving voice class so far and can't wait for the first performance.

That's all! I'll post again later on to bring you up to date on everything that has happened lately. Until then fellow wonderlanders.

Yours Truly
The Real Alice

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mommy Day, Graduation Count Down, and unexpected blessings?

Today, as you all may know, is Mother's Day. I love my mom very very very very very much and, even though I don't have the money to buy her a beautiful gift, I wanted to make today really special. So what did I do? I was obediant! I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but I've found that usually it's what moms want the most. Another gift I gave to her is absolute reassurance that I will be graduating on June 12th of this year, which is beautifully on time. It's been a long hard road working up to graduation with a lot of bumps, tears, and stress, but I simply can't wait for it to get here.
My two amazing best friends in the whole wide world, Laura and Kevin (who also doubles in this feature film in the role of my true love, oh how those two so often combine ^_^), will be there with my amazing family to cheer me on as I wiggle my toosh goodbye to the dreaded high school and all that goes with it!! Laura is flying in from one of the greatest cities on earth, Chicago, just to be with me as I graduate and party it up Dida-style for the week of and a little afterwards. This is such a huge blessing to have her here that I simply can't contain myself!!
My oh so wonderful Kevin surprised me with a bit of news yesterday. Apparently, we will be heading to Viva Las Vegas at some point during the summer so that I can meet his dad. No, we will not be heading back with matching bands decorating our ring fingers. I already promised mom that one. But it will be very interesting meeting this man. In the year and a half (so far) that we've been together, I've never even spoken to him. I'm a little (ok way more than a little) nervous. Will he like me? Will he be happy for Kevin and I? These questions riddle my math addled mind. I do hope he does and is. I'm quite anxious for this trip as well as my family's Disneyland trip at the end of June-beginning of July. I believe there will be some more fun and unexpected trips this summer as well, but as for now those are the only two I'm aware of.
I'm so very tired of math!!! Thank the Lord that I only have one more math test and then I won't have to think on it again until the fall when I start Sierra College. I keep kicking myself because I need to take the assessment test and have an orientation. Life has been so nutty that I keep forgetting. I'm so mad! But as Alice beautifully said, "I'll tell you a secret, all the best people are."
I know my post is all over the place, but so is my brain!! Between math, graduation, my loving Kevin, Laura coming to town, and meeting Kevin's dad? I'm not sure when I'll be able to have a normal thought again! Something such as "I'd like some toast" or "Maybe I should wear some sunscreen". We shall see in time! I'm sure it will only take until my schoolwork is all done and graduation is simply breaths away. Until my next post.....
I love you all, mad people.
The Real Alice