Good-Bye dear Coffee…


By Ulrike Selleck. Little did I know it would change my life. Twice. Yes. Coffee. 10 years ago my ex of 23 years and I were going through a painful divorce. My life was upside down. No husband, no money and no home. On the bright side: My then 10-year-old son starred in several operas:…

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Why You Need to Sing ASAP!


By Ulrike Selleck.   Do you sometimes feel depressed or have low energy? If your answer is “Yes”, and you don’t sing regularly, with your full body, then I have news for you: The average person uses only 20% of her voice in daily life. TWENTY PERCENT! No wonder so many people are depressed, have…

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The Case for Opera


Think Opera is stodgy, old-fashioned and out of date? Think opera has had its time centuries ago, and is now reserved for a few older, albeit cultured people with lots of money? Think again. – There is a quiet revolution happening in especially the smaller opera houses of the world stages: Younger people sing their…

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Are You the Voice of Your Business?

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By Ulrike Selleck. Do you own a business, whether established or start-up? Does the thought of a hall full of potential clients get you happy and excited, – or nervous and anxious? If you’re the voice of your business, you might consider this: Your voice, the way you sound, is crucially important to your life’s…

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Kelly Ripa: ” Singing Improves Your Health!”

Kelly Ripa

By Ulrike Selleck. Even mainstream media are catching on! In yesterday’s episode of The Kelly and Michael Show, Kelly Ripa shared some scientific research about singing. You need both to be happy: Inward experience of the stillness at the core of your Being, and outward expression! It is vital to have 200% of life! Too…

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Let Opera Singing Revitalize and Rejuvenate You!


By Ulrike Selleck. So by now you know that most of us use a mere 20% of our voice in daily life. And you know that your voice literally has the power to change your body, health, mood, energy, and even life span. So let me ask you: Are you singing? At least a few minutes per day?…

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New Column Starting in July: Tips from the Voice Studio

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By Ulrike Selleck. Clearly, I am heaven-bound on sharing what I know about the effect your voice has on your life, since I write every other post about it. 😉 So I decided to start a Voice Q&A column in July. Here you can ask and find answers to any and all of your burning…

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Classical Music is, quite LITERALLY, out of this World!


By Ulrike Selleck. This is so cool and clearly up my alley, I just had to include it in its entirety. I think after the first paragraph it directs you to the original post. Enjoy! — Ulrike Selleck, founder of, is a Classical Singer, Performer, Writer, Mother, and holistic Voice Coach, with 25 years…

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What’s in a Name? What’s in Yours?


By Ulrike Selleck. Do you like your name? Loathe it? Meeeh-it? The sounds of your name give cues to what vibrations you are running! Once upon a time God made the earth and the whole universe. Everything that exists, exists in sound vibration as well as light. Our sounds, the ones we use every day…

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My Wake Up Call, revisited

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By Ulrike Selleck. Not to get you down, but I have to share something with you: I just found out that another friend, whom I’ve known for 35 years, has died. Just like that. Here one day, gone the next. I remember the last time I saw her, we were both catching up and laughing…

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