Skip to main content

About


Hi there.

I'm Denise, a directional coach, vocal coach, piano teacher and blogger. I live in Aberdeenshire in the North East of Scotland with Mr. Cupcakes and Cadenzas. We share our house with our two German Shepherd dogs, a cockatiel and my beautiful black and white cob - who doesn't actually live in the house just in case you're wondering.

When I'm not coaching, teaching and blogging, walking the dogs, exercising my horse, shopping and doing housework, you'll usually find me hanging out on one of the Social Media sites. I love Social Media! If you want to join me on any of the sites, please do so because I also love connecting with new people!

You are likely to find posts about anything and everything on this blog; from cupcakes to cadenzas and everything in between.

"But why Cupcakes and Cadenzas?" I hear you ask.

Well...cupcakes are my motivation. If I need to do something that I don't particularly want to do I reward myself, usually with a cupcake and it works every time. (Chocolate has been known to work on occasion too). Pathetic, I know. 

Cadenzas are my inspiration. A cadenza (for those who don't know) is a flourish at the end of a section of music for a solo singer or instrumentalist. It's basically a small show-offy section where we can show versatility, quality and skill in our mastery of the voice or instrument. Sounds amazing when it's well executed.

So there you have it Cupcakes (motivation) and Cadenzas (inspiration)

I hope you enjoy reading my blog and I'd love it if you could drop in from time to time to find out what's going on. Better still, make sure you don't miss a thing by signing up to the RSS feeds, following through Google Friend Connect or by having an email sent directly to your inbox every time there is a new post.

You can also keep up on Twitter, Facebook and Google+. Details can be found on the contact page

Denise 



Popular posts from this blog

Stop! It's Going Too Fast and I Want to Get Off!

Carousel Okay - I don't actually mean that I want things to stop so that I can get off because I'm having too much fun but, over the last few months, my life has become a daily whirlwind of new businesses, taking on new projects, building websites and building a brand and it's not showing any sign of slowing down. I have loved every minute of it so far but it has meant that so many other things in my life have had to be put on the back burner whilst all this has been going on, including Cupcakes and Cadenzas. It will all have been worth it in the long run but I just want to say thanks to everyone who has stuck around and not abandoned this blog and to say that I haven't forgotten about it or you. Why I love Cupcakes and Cadenzas so much and refuse to give up on it it is that it was the very first blog that I set up and is therefore my 'baby' as far as blogs go. I have several other blogs set up for various business ventures but Cupcakes and Cadenzas is

Shake it Off Like a Donkey

Some time ago I heard this little story and it really had an impact on me so I thought I would share it with you.  "There was once a farmer who owned a prize donkey. One day the donkey fell into a very deep well next to the farmer's house and began to panic at the bottom of the well when he realised there was no way out. Because the well was so deep, the farmer could see no way to help the poor donkey and so he decided that the only course of action to take was to bury it in the well and, in that way, end its suffering and stop its crying. With a heavy heart and tears in his eyes the farmer began to shovel dirt into the well to bury the little donkey. However, the donkey had no intention of being buried and so, every time the farmer threw a shovelful of dirt into the well, the donkey shook it off his back then stepped up on to it. The farmer kept shovelling and the donkey kept shaking the dirt off. Eventually the donkey had shaken off and stepped on so much dirt th

Monday Cuteness!!

Just HAD to share this tweet with you all. This is just so cute! Tiny bunny, enjoying a carrot. twitter.com/EmergencyPuppy… — Emergency Cute Stuff (@EmergencyPuppy) November 12, 2012