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Sirensongenterprises
California
Heather Anne Otte (Neé Tinling)-Soprano, Actress, Craftress and Teacher
Interests: Lifting people up, teaching, singing, acting, sewing, knitting, performing, the larynx, friends, family, my kitties.
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Recorded this Wednesday night after the election. I hope you will forgive the wobbles and pauses. I hope the listening brings as much or more comfort as the singing. Download Someone's Waiting For You Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Siren Song Enterprises
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Following closely on the heals of our lovely summer concert at the Crystal Springs United Methodist Church last Sunday we will be performing at the California Historical Radio Society's annual Radio Day by the Bay in Kofman Auditorium on the island of Alameda. Here is the link to the details : http://www.californiahistoricalradio.com/radio-day-bay-2016-live-alameda/ We will be performing in the morning before the presentation of the Maltese Falcon. Will update with further details as I get them. Hope to see you there! Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2016 at Siren Song Enterprises
Nice work for sure! I performed this past Sunday June 26th with the Golden Gate Radio Orchestra for the first time and it was a blast! Such a fun and warm audience and the band is fantastic! Couldn't ask for a better or nicer bunch of musicians. I can't wait for our next performance and luckily that wait won't be long. We go on stage again July 23rd in Alameda at the California Historical Radio Society's annual event. More details on that in the days to come! In the meantime please enjoy this little sample that my sister grabbed with her phone and I edited a little on my computer. Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Siren Song Enterprises
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For those that follow me on Instagram you already know I've begun singing with a community big band called Golden Gate Radio Orchestra. I've been having a blast! It's a great group of people, an amazing library, and just plain fun! We have a performance right around the corner in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Siren Song Enterprises
So I've been very distracted for the last two years with this high school choir job. In some ways it was great but in some really important ways it wasn't and so that is why in a week or two the job is ending and my focus will be here... Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2016 at Siren Song Enterprises
When I was a baby singer* taking lessons with my first teacher she would have me do two exercises at the start of every lesson with out fail or exception for the many years I studied with her. I do them with my students now so if you are one of them you know what I'm referring to: the Long S and the Short S. When I was a baby singer* I was (ok still kind of am) very insecure about my volume: how loudly I could sing. I had a very light high voice which while agile was not large or what might be considered powerful. I am now an adult singer and my perspective on these two things has changed and I am now aware how intertwined these two things are. . . Here are 3 recordings from the last 24 hours where I am exploring dynamics and my control of these dynamics. . . Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Siren Song Enterprises
Got a call back for a Sondheim role! Time to get researching and practicing. Thanks to Anne Mary of Pawpawrazzi Pet Photography: http://www.pawpawrazzipetphotography.com for the head-shots! Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2015 at Siren Song Enterprises
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I've been having some computer problems and my organization has gotten a little bit away from me of late and I've used up some of my master copies of things unintentionally. So here are the files if you ever need them. Download 4 Beginning Vocalises with Sylables Vocalise #1 Vocalise... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2015 at Siren Song Enterprises
Couldn't have said it better. Breath from your hoo hoo and sing from your hoo ha ladies and gentlemen. Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Siren Song Enterprises
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This was adapted from a music theory assignment for a work in progress musical being written and directed by a grad student when I was doing my undergrad. I the original and the adaptation were written by me. Not technically a christmas carol but it was written as a "nativity" for a character and to sound a little like a christmas carol Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
Seriously. I was also having a bad allergy day that day. Hence the wheezing moose. :) But I still think it's easier to sing in a group!
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This is dedicated to my Mom. My longest chearleder and first to record my singing at the age of approximately three. May it bring happy memories. P.S. Only for you would I post this. It's rough.... and man but there is NO WHERE to take a decent breath that doesn't sound like a wheezing moose. Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
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This is dedicated to the lonely out there. May some warmth and love find it's way to you soon. Love, Heather Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
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Here's a new series where I show you the rough side to compare the polished moments against. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
For those of you who want to work on your listening, dictation, and theory skills this is a good website. I haven't been there in a while and when I went to check it out I found that they had made some format changes and have added some complementary apps.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
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So my wonderful friend Merry Welker-Tolla who teaches Piano gave me this wonderful idea that she uses- A practice incentive program. It's pretty simple if you practice 100days you get a small prize. Some questions you might have- Q:Do the days have to be consecutive? A:No! Days once earned do... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
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This week I started handing out weekly goals sheets. If you haven't gotten one yet don't fret I'll get one to you at your next lesson I was late rolling this out because of technical difficulties on Tuesday so it didn't start coming out till Wednesday. I've been looking for... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2013 at Siren Song Enterprises
52 Song Challenge: I've set a goal or a challenge for my self. I've decided to memorize one song a week and polish one song every other week. So I should be working on about 2 songs a week. Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Siren Song Enterprises
I was going to wax philosophical about this awesome TED talk by Benjamin Zander I saw the other night on Netflix but instead I decided to find out what you think. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2012 at Siren Song Enterprises
Thanks Dad! You're right he's quite skilled! I was very impressed.
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on What I've Been Up Too at Siren Song Enterprises
So glad it was helpful. Please don't hesitate to email me if you have any questions. I will be the Sewing Specialist again this summer, this time at the Los Altos location. Have fun!
Toggle Commented May 25, 2012 on What I Did Last Summer at Siren Song Enterprises