• Val Bastien

Naughty or Nice?

Updated: Dec 23, 2021

With just a couple of days ahead before Christmas, many of us will soon find out whether we made it to Santa's Naughty or Nice List. This is serious business folks! Santa is making a list and checking it twice. Sooner or later, he's gonna find out who's been naughty or nice! Santa Claus is coming to town and I wanna make sure he drops by to say "Hello!" (sort of) and eat the delicious chocolate chip cookies I just finished baking for him.



But I've been a little nervous because I haven't always been the best at practising my singing this year... I have been busy with other projects and although I love to sing, I'm occasionally guilty of procrastinating and putting singing on the back burner when I'm too tired... I had plans of recording more songs and making more videos but they didn't concretize. I also admit that my ego occasionally got in the way of my progress. I want everything to be perfect and it's not always possible. I could use a little more of "done is better than perfect!". In addition, I wanted to understand audio engineering better in 2021 and it just didn't happen...


On the bright side, most of my time has been going towards helping hundreds of singers expanding their vocal skills this year in the form of singing lessons and I'm proud of that. I also dedicated a lot of energy engaging with and supporting a bunch of fantastic singers who are part of my Facebook group "Sing Higher, Louder and Effortlessly." It's a wonderful welcoming and supportive community with Singers of all levels and styles who regularly share their passion and trepidations, but most importantly, their victories! I tried to be fair in my feedback and keep content and conversations in the group valuable, understanding, appreciative and fun! My goal is to encourage and inspire singers all around the world to seek superior vocal standards so that they can achieve unbelievable levels of success.


Does it sound like what YOU want?


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Being part of this magnificent transformation is a privilege. I am forever grateful for this trust. And you know what? I sincerely want to help YOU make your dreams come true.


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In the meantime, I couldn't help but to check out The Official Naughty and Nice List 2021 and thankfully, my name is on it; phew!! What a relief! I feel much, much better. Hey, do you think Santa Claus likes to sing? That if I stay up all night and I'm lucky, I might catch him coming down the chimney? I'm totally gonna try to duet with Santa. I bet he's a cool singer. I'm SO excited!!! Who knows, he might book a lesson or two. Santa, I'm ready for you!


One more sleep 'til Christmas Eve... Can't wait!


Val