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Elegant Letters, Issue #38 Learning To Be Elegant Through Performing (and Classical Singing)

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How have you been? Hope all you’ve been well.

For those of you who follow my twitter, you would know that I made some comment about “why is performing so nerve wrecking?” It is probably because you feel as though a large number is standing there and judging you!

Well, recently I had my first time experience of performing, namely, classical singing (without a microphone) in front of a live audience with piano accompaniment.

It was…..let’s just say, an interesting experience. My knees were shaking, my voice was trembling and I felt that I couldn’t breathe. However, I did learn about a couple of things which I think is extremely applicable to elegance.

Lessons On Elegance Through the Art of Performing


Singing Performance


Here are the 5 things I learned about elegance through performing:

  • #1 You can still communicate something beautiful, no matter where you’re at 
  • #2 Use pressure and performance to accelerate your learning 
  • #3 Posture is important – for breathing, communication and technique 
  • #4 Learn to pretend while coping with nerves 
  • #5 Small movements make a huge difference!

My favourite is lesson 1. I will always remember what my teacher said to me forever….
 Read here about my experience and lessons on elegance I learned through performing

 How You Dress Affects Your Life In More Ways Than You May Realize

In another recent article I wrote about 3 weeks back, I pondered about my recent increase in opportunities for interesting experiences and work which I think it is largely due to the way I dress.

I’m not saying I’m perfect, but I wanted to remind myself that how I dress does tell others a lot about me. I still have my off-days. I’m not the ever-so-elegant woman who dresses perfectly all the time. However, the reality remains that the way we dress does influence our lives more than we realize sometimes.

Here is the article:

How You Dress Says a Lot About You (and may affect your life more than you think)

Have you considered what kind of image you are presenting to the world? Is it elegant? 

A BIG THANK YOU …

Thanks for reading!

Shalom (which in Hebrew means wishing you peace, wholeness, perfect health and well-being),

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