Where are you and what are you doing?
I'm in Los Angeles, California pursuing acting, music, and art, and learning to express my individual self. I am committed to finding and feeling truth that blossoms into natural, harmonious power and inspiration (think: joy, expression, honest unmediated feelings), versus authoritative power that imitates truth and aims to subordinate or create dependency (think: coaching, "wisdom," methods for mediating or controlling emotion to appear more "together" and evolved).
When did you start creating music?
I've been writing music for a while but began seriously pursuing production, mixing, and songwriting in 2016.
Did you really quit teaching singing?
Yes. I am no longer creating new singing-tips videos, online singing courses, or seeking new students. The teaching chapter is 100% over.
Why did you stop teaching singing?
The short answer is: it got boring, it drained my energy, and it started to feel like a phony pursuit because I wasn't passionate about it.
The longer answer is: I think that singing isn't something that can really be taught anymore in this current reality. Singing is an intuitive, expressive, artistic process, and the answer to how it's done is inside you! Teaching something innate and fundamental and truly distinctive to each individual (a "different strokes for different folks" type deal) creates a strange and taxing power dynamic wherein the student thinks the teacher has some sort of key to truth or reality, when this is not the case.
I believe each person knows him or herself best. So I don't want to participate in a teacher-student dynamic anymore.
And even if you disagree with me on this long, philosophical explanation, there are lots of teachers still teaching who might be able to serve you at this point in your journey.
Lol, okay. So you're just peacing out?
No, I'll be around! But I have to participate in the world in a totally genuine way. I'm too sensitive to energy for me to fake it.
I am currently working on my own original music, returning to acting, and cooking up other creative projects, so stay in touch by signing up for my mailing list so we can reconnect once I have stuff to share.
Do you still have online courses?
Did you really close your paid courses indefinitely?
Yes, it's true.
Can I book a one-on-one or Skype lesson with you?
I am no longer actively teaching (see top of page, fourth question).
I'm already enrolled in one of your courses and am experiencing technical difficulties with logging in/accessing the course content.
To login to previously purchased courses, go to http://www.feliciaricci.com/login or scroll to the very bottom of this page for the direct link. If you've forgotten your login you can click "Forgot Password" to have a new one sent to your email.
If that's still not working, please send an email to [email protected] describing the glitch and my assistant Leksa will return your email ASAP.
Do you offer any scholarships or tuition assistance for the paid singing courses?
There aren't any paid singing courses anymore.
I'm a complete beginner, where should I start?
Follow your intuition! No, seriously. Self trust = good singing. Singing is a revelation, not a recipe. (If that's an annoying answer, I wouldn't be a good teacher for you anyway, so maybe search YouTube or Google?)
Can I send you a recording of me singing, and you tell me what I need to work on?
I don't offer this service.
Can I tweet you/Facebook you/Instagram you?
Fer sher! Let's relate to each other like equal humans. Social media, for me personally, is like a place to hang out and be whimsical, like I would while out on the town with friends. So if it's a question about singing, please refrain (and do see the top of this page, fourth question).
When's your next video / project coming?
No idea! I have surrendered to the expanding and contracting undulation of time! The best way to stay in touch and hear about any and all fun things is to subscribe to my mailing list (on this site's HOME page).