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As "The Poet" in our

Kaleidoscope: Life's Meaningful Reflections

Book Series often says:


Dear Seeker of Those "Deeper Things"
Love is Everywhere
And its blooming
In the air,
So, We haven't got a care
'Cause I'm here,
And You're there,
And TOGETHER
We are making LIFE
A GLO-RI-OUS affair!!!
Poetic Reflections and Songs of an Awakening Human, with their Prose Inspirational Backgrounds, Offering Reading Pleasure, Food For Thought, and Space for the Reader's Own Reflections
Spark your own creative bent,
by sharing the way the Poet's life went!


The Poet shares thoughts, poems, songs, and "Reflections" about everyday life experiences for the Reader's inspiration and enjoyment. Since creativity is contagious, it is also the hope that these moments together will prime the pump of the Reader's own innate Creative Genius! As the Poet states,

We really need each other, and the encouragement that our associations bring. So, as you read the thoughts that are shared, and your imagination begins to take flight, you can immediately use the space that has been provided in this book at the end of every "Poem" to record your own "Reflections", and ideas, and creative musings.

Everyone has a piece of this life's Kaleidoscopic puzzle, and we need them all, YOURS AND MINE. The picture will not be complete until we have all contributed our part. Together we can fill our world with the order and beauty that we are all craving.
As in Volumes 1 and 2 of this "Kaleidoscope" Series of "Life's Meaningful Reflections", Volume 3 once again reaches out to connect with the innate creative genius within the Soul of each Reader!

Deep calls to deep, and We seem to light each other's fire as We rub shoulders while sharing the Poet's Songs, Poems, and Reflections on Life's Experiences.

Poetry is an ancient art that has long been recognized and employed to create, organize, and inform all matter, and, therefore, the revival of this powerful art form is imperative as We move into an ever-widening era of creative development! Now is the time for the "Poet" in all of us to demonstrate and employ its useful enjoyment.

As each Poem and its "Inspirational Background" is shared, the Reader's own creative juices are primed, and, as in the first two Volumes in this "Kaleidoscope" Series, space provided in this book then becomes the Reader's Idea Pad and Project Planner so that thoughts can be turned into real life forms, which will then inspire others to grab pen and paper, brushes and paints, instruments, and tools... And, Voila! The Creative Movement has begun, and is enjoying its unstoppable self-propelling Life! Welcome to my world!!!
For busy Preschool Teachers, Caregivers, and Parents. An easy-to-use, practical, hands-on Guidebook/Workbook.

Grounded in solid educational theory and practice, this book presents basic theory of how children develop and learn, and offers pre-designed practical and enjoyable learning experiences that are appropriate to each stage of the child's development. You will be surprised at how easy it is to create fun and valuable educational experiences for children using readily available materials.

Detailed diagrams and drawings will help you to set up your own comfortable learning environments and teaching tools. You will feast on hundreds of exciting ideas and activities that will help your children develop their skills and talents. Space is provided in this all-in-one Guidebook/Workbook for your Personal Ideas, Observations, and Reflections. A special bonus section offers Preschool Activities that can be done as Fundraisers.

A wealth of information! - An indispensable and practical companion for all who are involved in the lives of young children.
I've Always Loved Music!
by Vanessa Conaway Pace

I've always loved Music! ...,
	Sang before I could talk;

Sang while picking the berries
	In my rugged farm walk.


We all send out Music, whether we are aware of it or not. Our whole being is made up of frequencies, which we receive from the universe, alter by thoughts/emotions/words/music, and transmit back into our surrounding world.

Ancient writings say that the words, "Let there be light," set the universe spinning, and that Sound/Music put things in order and held them there!
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I've Always Loved Music!
by Vanessa Conaway Pace

I've always loved Music! ...,
	Sang before I could talk;
Sang while picking the berries
	In my rugged farm walk.

Got to study, and sing,
	With the best that there is;
Even tasted the life
	That is known as "show biz".

But, each time 
	They would call
		My life's work 
			"Entertainment",
Something deep down inside
	Would require 
		"Brain entrainment"!

I just couldn't think
	Those great sounds 
		Had no meaning;
They're too sacred,
	And Rich,
		And have power,
			Was My leaning.

After years of life's lessons
	That were tailored to prove
I would faithfully use
	Sound's great power to move

Everything into place
	For the good of all men,
And the Earth
	That they stand on,
		It was time to begin...,

Books kept coming,
	Songs would "sing"
Great TRUTHS would fly to me
	On Spirit's strong wings.

No denying the message
	That it clearly said,
Would I let that strange message
	Into my head?

It said, "Everything vibrates".
	Okay, that's for sure.
But, if that fact is true,
	Could there be something more?

If it vibrates, 
	Then that 
		Would produce 
			A known tone.

There it is!! 
	All is Music!!!
Is that how
	ET phoned home??

Did he sing 
	A great song
That would fly 
	Through the skies?

Music travels 
	Through space..
		What a happy 
			Surprise!!!


Music carries our message
	And forms everything.
No wonder We're told,
	"Let Your Music take wing."

It will travel through space
	To a great distant star,
And will bounce back
	Quite quickly,
		To create what You ARE.

Better tame it,
	And use it,
		The best that You can.
Its a Gift,
	And a Tool,
		That was given to man.

 
Continued
I've Always Loved Music! ... pg 2

We all send out Music, whether we are aware of it or not. Our whole being is made up of frequencies, which we receive from the universe, alter by thoughts/emotions/words/music, and transmit back into our surrounding world.

Ancient writings say that the words, "Let there be light," set the universe spinning, and that Sound/Music put things in order and held them there!

In his wonderful book,"Creating Affluence", Dr. Deepak Chopra says, "
The word universe literally means "one song" (uni: one; verse: song). In this song, in this harmony, there is peace, laughter, joy, and bliss."
Can sound really be that powerful???

We already know that sound can break glass, cause avalanches, pollute (or sweeten) our atmosphere, and frazzle our brains and emotions.

Medicine uses high pitched sound (ultrasound) to pulverize kidney stones and drill dis-eased teeth.

Scientists are now agreeing to sound's impact on the brain, and declaring certain ordered classical music, like Bach, Mozart and Beethoven, can raise IQ, expand memory, and speed learning.

 
Continued

I've Always Loved Music! ... pg 3

Years ago, as a Singer, I started having reoccurring thoughts that every organ in the body had a unique frequency, and, I could have a positive effect on dis-eased organs by simply singing the corrective pitch to it. To a highly trained, career-seeking operatic/Broadway-type singer, it sounded pretty fanatical. But, the fact of the matter was that people were reporting healings while seated in the audience of my concerts! Pretty kool!!

One man came to me after a concert saying, "I saw my healing coming to me on the sound waves". Now THAT's exciting!! Don't quite know how that happened, but I figured I had a tiger by the tail, and didn't really know what to do with it! Imagine my joy when I began to find ancient tables that listed the known frequencies of healthy organs of the body (which I could translate into singable musical pitches), and ancient teachings that told me how to use the human voice to heal myself and others!!

Wow! They didn't teach me THAT in Music School!! All of a sudden that tiger was IN my tank, and I learned that I could release it at will to accomplish remarkable things! What's more, we all can! It is inborn in us for the using. We just have to "remember" how. The premise has now been medically verified, for we often hear of alternative medical practitioners who use specific tones to heal the organs.

Hans Jenny, a Swiss scientist, passed sound waves through various moldable matter, such as fine shavings and sand, and the pictures he left show remarkable patterns that were created by these waves. When we look at the way they take on various three-dimensional forms we can begin to imagine how creation by sound might occur.

 
Continued

I've Always Loved Music! ... pg 4

For centuries, mystics have told us that sound/music actually creates matter. Scientists have begun to prove the mystics right, uncovering evidence that primordial sound helped create and order galaxies. As a Singer/Voice Teacher that really excites me because for years I had been hearing that little inside voice saying we could "manage molecules" with our Voice. That's another "WOW!!" Just imagine. If that were really true, and I believe it is, then what we say/sing, and even the WAY that We do it is REALLY IMPORTANT!

I started using my Voice, and training my students to use theirs, more responsibly! Armed with the knowledge of how the Natural Voice works, and our new ("remembered"?) understandings of the effects of pitches and vowels, we began to create some very exciting effects with our Voices. Our bodies began to heal and change shape as We sang naturally-produced tones; colors began to appear in our fields of vision as we blended certain frequencies; and our spiritual awareness began to increase.

Reach down into your old memories, and begin to sing musical scales, vowel sounds, chants, and heartfelt Soul songs DAILY. Sing with others (Join our groups!). Listen to beautiful music and the sounds of Nature. Learn/play an instrument. Read a good book on Sound (Ask for our reading list). Become very AWARE of the Sounds/Music around you.


Yes!!! Sound/Music IS that powerful!  

Better tame it,
	And use it,
		The best that You can.
Its a Gift,
	And a Tool,
		That was given to man.

Pace Publishing

For Concerts that make
	You laugh and cry
	
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	That You'll want to buy

Poetry that makes
	You see things new, or

Lessons on Voice
	Bringing Songs out of You! 


Vanessa Pace

(425) 954-3518
@email@

PO Box 2187, Lynnwood, WA 98036

Vanessa Conaway Pace

A direct descendant of the Welsh Bards, and an Award-Winning Poet and Author. (See pages 97 and 179. in Volume 1)

She is an international singer with 9 albums in 5 languages. She is the Host and Producer of two long-running weekly half-hour television series, along with numerous television specials, and is a frequent presenter at conferences and seminars.

Vanessa is creator of the Voice Training Books and Audio Series entitled Secrets of Voice Development for Speakers and Singers,

And she is Co-Author of For The Love Of Children: A Guidebook for Early Childhood Education.

As a Teacher of the Creative Arts, Vanessa Coaches Voice in her Studio in Lynnwood, Washington USA, and internationally via video conferencing.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Performance, and maintains a varied performing career ranging from Opera to Broadway.

Marguerite Laskares


For The Love Of Children:
A Guidebook for Early Childhood


Marguerite has 40+ years of experience as an Early Childhood/Primary Educator, Licenser, Establisher and Director of Preschools.

She received her B.S. Degree in Education from the University of Washington and has completed extensive continuing education courses.

Marguerite is a recognized Teacher Trainer for Preschool and Primary Schools through the Montessori World Educational Institute.

She received the Master Teacher Award from Children's World.

Marguerite has provided extensive community services, lectures, and workshops in Early Childhood Education.

Tamra Pace


For The Love Of Children:
A Guidebook for Early Childhood


Tamra has 17 years of preschool classroom experience and 8 years as owner/operator of her own Preschool.

Tamra is an International Lecturer and Teacher Trainer in Early Childhood Education.

She received her Early Childhood Education Degree from North Seattle Community College, and has completed extensive continuing education courses.

Tamra has provided extensive community services, lectures, and workshops in Early Childhood Education.


Voice Training


What are your goals? Do your dream of being on stage (where many of my students perform), singing professionally? Or do you want to be a better public speaker, perhaps for business? Or do you want an enjoyable hobby, perhaps for karaoke or singing in a choir? I have taught all of these things and more. I can teach you too. I have many years of experience in training a wide variety of Voices. I am convinced that there is no such thing as a Voice that cannot be developed.

My students range from age 5 to 97. I get quite a few High School Students wanting to land the lead role in their High School Play (which, when they apply these techniques, they frequently do).

Think about how the sound of the Human Voice creates a lasting impression and potentially carries immeasurable powers of influence. Consider the great orators and singers of the past who have defined an entire era, all through the use of their voice. People such as Orson Wells, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Caruso, Pavaroti, Winston Churchill, Morgan Freeman, and so many others.

My approach is to consider the whole person, because singing is physical and emotional, as well as about technique. If all of those are not in tune, you won't be singing at your best. Singing is more than basic technique.

I was very privileged to be taught by some of the finest teachers in the business. And I can help you to find your true NATURAL voice, to release the song and the message within you freely, with power and increased range and control. You will learn how to fix vocal production problems and to release your unique and very valuable sound. This will equip you to effectively communicate your ideas, desires, and feelings with the outside world.

Vanessa Pace was a protege of Maestro Silvio Coscia, one of the Metropolitan Opera's most beloved Voice Coaches. Vanessa brings to the world of music a wonderfully varied Performing and Teaching career, ranging from Opera to Broadway. She holds a BA degree in Music Performance from Boston University School of Fine and Applied Arts.

Vanessa has produced, hosted and sung in over 2,500 television programs. Vanessa has performed in America, Canada, Russia, Romania, Rwanda, Uganda, The Congo, Kenya, and England. She has recorded nine albums, authored three poetry books, and teaches Voice to private students and groups.


So, whether you just want to learn to sing, or sing a little better, or you want to develop your Voice for business or pleasure, or perhaps you aspire to a career as a great singer or orator, these lessons can help you toward your goal.


Poetry Readings and Workshops


Vanessa is a direct descendant of the Welsh Bards, writing Poetry comes naturally to her.

She loves to share her poetry with others, and to hear and inspire others to express themselves in a poetic form.

If you would like to schedule a Poetry Reading or Workshop for your group, contact her for details.


Performance


I sing....

Singer/Author/Poet available for corporate and private events, shows, concerts and seasonal celebrations.

Everything from folk to Broadway, from country to classics, from jazz to opera! An elegant presentation of standards, original music, and poetry. !!!

Her international performing experience includes Clubs, Cruises, Lounges, Broadway, Opera, Concerts, Recordings, and Host of her own long-running television series.

Please contact by e-mail, or phone (425) 954-3518 to schedule and custom design your event.


Some of My Students



Maureen Steffert Tarler

portrait: Maureen Tarler
Maureen is one of my earliest students and became a life long friend.

Maureen has sung Opera in Italy and many other places. She now has students of her own that she teaches using these time tested vocal techniques.

Please see Maureen's Website for more information.






Megan Jeffrey sings "Meadowlark" - Practice Session at Vanessa Pace Studios



Megan Jeffrey, sings "Phantom Of The Opera" in Concert




Cameron H. sings "Nella Fantasia" - Practice Session at Vanessa Pace Studios



Cameron H. sings "Warwick Avenue" - Practice Session at Vanessa Pace Studios



David Arnold Bishop


Music is my passion. Artistry is my journey.
Craft is my vehicle.



Vanessa Conaway Pace - Bio

Vanessa is an international singer/lecturer with nine music albums (in 5 languages) to her credit. She has produced and hosted two long running half-hour television series and numerous television specials.

Vanessa is an award winning poet, and has just recently released There's Greatness Within You!!!, her third book of prose/poetry/songs in the series entitled Kaleidoscope: Life's Meaningful Reflections.

She is Co-author, along with Marguerite Laskares and Tamra Pace, of For the Love of Children: A Guidebook for Early Childhood Education

Vanessa is also the creator of the voice training book and audio series entitled Secrets of Voice Development for Speakers and Singers, a series of Voice Training lessons to enable each person to fully develop the power, freedom, and beauty of their own unique voice.

Trained by the Metropolitan Opera's beloved Voice Coach, Maestro Silvio Coscia, Vanessa brings to the world of music a wonderfully varied Performing and Teaching career ranging from Opera to Broadway.

She holds a BA degree in Music Performance from the School of Fine and Applied Arts of Boston University.

Vanessa has produced, hosted, sung, and broadcast over 2,000 television programs, concertized and spoken in the US and internationally, and recorded nine albums in various languages.

All of this training and experience has lead to years of research, and current lectures in the field of sound, and the science/spiritual truths behind its uses, not only for our enjoyment, but also for its powerful influences in our personal and professional lives, and in the formation of our culture.

Books and Other Materials By This Author



Books and Audio Books

Kaleidoscope: Life's Meaningful Reflections
Volume 1: That's ENUF!!!
Volume 2: One Great Gift
Volume 3: There's Greatness Within You!!!


For The Love Of Children:
A Guidebook for Early Childhood Education


with Marguerite Laskares and Tamra Pace




Voice Training Courses

Secrets of Voice Development
for Speakers and Singers

Courses 1 and 2 (book with CD)




Music CD's and Tapes

Rejoice! A Celebration of Christmas (English)

He's Alive!!! (English)

El E Viu (Romanian)

Yazutse!!!
(Kenyarwandan - The native language of Rwanda)


Hymns in Classical Style The Master's Voice (English)

Lodiamo Dio (Italian)

Din Dragostea
(To Romania With Love - Romanian)

Slava Bogu
(Praise God - Russian)


Great Classical Arias and Duets

with Finnish Coloratura Mezzo Soprano Helena Niemispelto (English, Italian, Finnish, and Latin)

Book Review:

Kaleidoscope: Life's Meaningful Reflections

Volume 1: That's ENUF!!!


Learning to Like What You See in Life's Mirror

We all have our own thoughts on the state of the world and what role we play in it, but I applaud those who put it on paper and share their stories with others.

In this delightful volume, you will find poems, songs, and musings a'plenty. Pace writes with a candor that is refreshing and welcoming. Her poetic voice is never bitter, but rather determined as she urges the reader to reflect (oh, that word) on what is around them and take charge if they do not see the world they want.

She also encourages the creator in others, as there are several places within this book to write down your own impressions should your muses tempt you to do so. In this sense, much like the best art, there is a chance for a dialogue between the author and the audience. What you get from this book will definitely depend upon what you put into it, but I personally found my imagination stimulated and my heart lifted.

By Megan Jeffrey on May 2, 2014

Each CD in this Voice Training Course is approx 60 minutes and also contains a booklet.


Course Number 1
35 Lessons, including exercises.


Track List:

  1. Perfect Breathing
  2. The Balanced Voice (Speaking/Singing)
  3. Your Computerized Voice Box
  4. Stress Removal
  5. No Limit To The Voice
  6. Top Notes Are Easy

And more...

Course Number 2
21 Lessons, including exercises.


Track List:

  1. Give Your Voice a Treatment
  2. Releasing the Vocal Cords
  3. Never Stress the Voice
  4. The Transformer in Your Throat
  5. Technical Processes

And more...

From my years of training Speaking and Singing Voices I have found that there is no such thing as a Voice that cannot be developed.

Whether you just want to learn to sing a little better, or whether you want to develop your Voice for business or pleasure, this is for you!!


Track List:

  1. Shepherd's Song
  2. Through It All
  3. The Medley: Battle Hymn of the Republic, Old Rugged Cross, Alleluia
  4. Easter Song
  5. He's ALIVE!!!
  6. What Have You Done With My Son?

And more...

Don Francisco, Composer of the title song of this album, "He's Alive", holds the unprecedented distinction of having won "Song of the Year" two times at the Dove Awards. Gospel Music at its best.

Good ol Cassette had some left over spaghetti and we haven't seen him... seti cause his old friend was a Yeti and they shared the spaghetti out there in the woods one day.
Track List:

  1. Indirimbo J'Umusumba Shepherd Song
  2. Muri Byose Through It All
  3. Cyubahiro The Medley
  4. Indirimbo Ya Pasika Easter Song
  5. Yazutse!!! He's ALIVE!!!

And more...

While I was in Africa I realized that there was very little "soft music" (my description of music with violins and orchestral accompaniment) sung in the local language.

The next day I was introduced to Martin Butarama, a professional English/Kenyarwandan translator who was also a musician, and the Worship Leader in his church! Perfect!!!

We went to work, and this album is the result of that labor of love. He taught me to pronounce the words of his beautiful language, and I recorded it as a gift to the gracious people who survived the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, and who are so courageously rebuilding their own lives and their nation.


Track List:

  1. Prin Toate, Through It All
  2. Purpuriu De Cîntece, The Medley
  3. Vreau Sa-ti Spun Amice Totul, No One Ever Cared For Me Like Jesus
  4. Maretul Har, Amazing Grace to the tune of Londondary Arie
  5. O Miel Usel, Shepherd's Song
  6. Numai Cei Rascumparati, Only the Redeemed
  7. Ridicate Si Fii Vindecate, Rise and Be Healed
  8. Clopotele Suna, Easter Song
  9. Isus Mire Iar Noi Mireasa, When Jesus Comes Back to Claim Us (lyrics by Vanessa Pace)
  10. El E Viu!!!, He's ALIVE!!!

Originally recorded in English as the album "He's ALIVE!!!", here sung with the Romanian translations of Tudor Gradinaru.

The title song of this album, "He's ALIVE", composed by Don Francisco, holds the unprecedented distinction of having won "Song of the Year" TWO TIMES at the Dove Awards. Gospel Music at its best.


Track List:

  1. Giorno d'ororre, Act II Duet from Rossini's opera Semiramide
  2. The Queen of the Night Aria from Mozart's The Magic Flute
  3. The Tryst, Sibelius
  4. Stride la vampa, from The Masked Ball, Verdi
  5. Recordare from the Verdi Requiem
  6. Glory Unto The Father {Gospel Lyrics by Vanessa}, Act II Duet from the opera Semiramide
  7. The Mad Scene from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor
  8. Serbami Ognor, Act I Duet from Rossini's opera Semiramide

Vanessa Pace, from Boston, and Helena Niemispelto, from Finland, met in Canada.

The series of concerts that they then performed together resulted in this album of great coloratura soprano arias and duets from the world of Classical Music.


Track List:

  1. Grande Sei Tu, How Great Thou Art
  2. Ei Mi Tocco, He Touched Me
  3. Lieta Certezza, Blessed Assurance
  4. Io M'arrendo Ognor, I Surrender All
  5. Padre Nostro, The Lord's Prayer

And more...

Featuring the Orchestrations of Bene Hammel, at the console of the Rodgers Organ with the Kurzweil 1000 Ex MIDI Ensemble Expander, and sung by Vanessa Pace.

This classical album that was originally recorded in English, and then translated into Italian by Vincenzo Zizzo.

Hopefully this album will bring as much enjoyment as the English language rendition, which prompted one listener to say, "It was like four dozen long-stemmed red roses"!!


Track List:

  1. Softly and Tenderly
  2. Blessed Assurance
  3. The Lord's Prayer
  4. How Great Thou Art
  5. The King Is Coming
  6. He Touched Me

And more...

Featuring the Orchestrations of Bene Hammel, at the console of the Rodgers Organ with the Kurzweil 1000 Ex MIDI Ensemble Expander, and sung by Vanessa Pace.

Hopefully anyone who plays this album will enjoy it as much as one listener who said, "It was like four dozen long-stemmed red roses"!!!


Track List:

  1. O Holy Night
  2. Angels We Have Heard On High
  3. Jubilate, Russian Bell Carol
  4. I Wonder as I Wander, Appalachian Air
  5. Jesu Bambino, written by Pietro Yon
  6. Rejoice, from Handel's "Messiah"

The Voice of Vanessa and the brilliant improvisational orchestrations of Bene Hammel give these all-time Christmas Classics the Classical Settings that their beauty deserves.