“Confidence Booster has helped me connect big time with that little shy girl that always hung back.. kept a low profile, sat in the back of the room not wanting to draw attention to herself. I am now singing in a motown group thanks to Roxanne , belting out songs with abandon, strutting my stuff , all glammed up .. having a ball.. I am 64. Never too late.”
” I had been a stay at home mom for approximately 8 years and my youngest child was going back to school, I was thinking of going back to school to become a teacher so that I could have the same schedule off as my children. I met with Roxanne and mentioned to her my plans and she said to me “why would you do that when clearly you are so good with finances” We had a very interesting conversation that day and I realized she was right. This began my journey looking at other options in finance and really felt she saw into my life. My research led me to do mortgages, which I have been doing for approximately 12 years and now for the past 6 years I am an owner of a successful mortgage brokerage. Thank you Roxanne for your insight and most of all for speaking into my life which gave me the confidence to move in the right direction.”
” Roxanne has been teaching music to my 6 year old for 2 years and has just started with my 4 year old. Both of them absolutely adore her, and look forward to their weekly lessons. Before we started, she told me that she would teach the kids music theory, and they wouldn’t even know they were learning. It was true! Every week is a new game that has kept them focused, and taught them music essentials, while having fun. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Roxanne. She is a great teacher, and has become a great friend. Her energy and vitality has filled our home with a love for music, and that is priceless!”
” Roxanne’s “Crossing the line workshop” allowed me to comfortably step out of my comfort zone. I know it sounds kind of counter intuitive. But Roxanne creates just that, a safe environment for you to stretch without fear of judgement. I played and made sounds with my voice that I have never experienced before. I highly recommend the experience!”
“No matter how I feel when I arrive for my voice lesson, I leave feeling refreshed and confident that I can take myself to the next step. Roxanne is perceptive and knows how to motivate people to realistically achieve their potential.”
“Speaking as a private voice student and also as a member of the Tonettes, a 5 member vocal group that Roxanne coaches, I am amazed at how much progress we have made in such a short time. Roxanne’s personal qualities of good humour, patience, persistence, flexibility, generosity and vision help create a wonderful learning environment where even the most self-conscious student feels safe enough to unfold. Thanks to Roxanne’s wise mix of encouragement, pushing, teasing and consoling, I located my “inner Mahalia” (at last!), and singing with the Tonettes is sheer joy and a dream come true. Learning from Roxanne how to harmonize and blend together musically has taught us so much about ourselves, how we approach things, the way we work with others, our sense of purpose. Working with Roxanne has made us grow!”
Vanessa (the Border Collie sister)
“It all began with this simple statement spoken to a friend. “I would like to find my voice.” A conversation with Roxanne was arranged shortly thereafter. I am learning to use my voice with the authority given to me by God. This is exciting. But, the thing that astounded me was that Roxanne knew me the moment she saw me. She saw my core and correctly named me a “Tiger”. I was not at all surprised by this assertion. I knew who I was inside, even though I portrayed a timid young woman. God has given Roxanne many gifts, and she willingly and joyfully shares those gifts with her students. God has used Roxanne to encourage me to be the unique person that God has created.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
May God continue to bless you and use you in mighty ways. Battle on!!”
“Through Confidence Booster Roxanne has taught me to love myself and to open up my heart using my voice and freeing my spirit even when I feel unworthy and think the rest of the world will judge me. In my every day I do this with my head up and my shoulders back – even in the most daunting moments. I would not have said this a year ago.”
Heather – a Tonette Sister
“To truly give justice to what she has done for me, I should say that Roxanne didn’t only give me the confidence to break out of my shell and sing from the heart, or should I say from the diaphragm, she also gave me a voice.”
Roxanne has a genius for resurrecting the uninhibited musical delights of childhood and unlocking the voice of our inner diva.”
“The workshop was absolutely fantastic. Far beyond what we all expected. Everything you taught us has stayed with us… I cannot thank you enough for working with us Roxanne. Each and every one of us felt more connected, not only with each other but with ourselves.”
“A friend invited me to a Confidence Booster recital. There I heard Roxanne Goodman speak of not allowing fear to hold us back from what we wanted to do in life. For years I had allowed fear of what others would think to keep me from doing something which I loved — singing. Through Roxanne and Confidence Booster, I not only gained the courage to sing in public, but this transferred into an increased confidence in who I am in various areas of my life, and the courage to step out into a variety of new ventures.”
“The confidence arising from encouragement to be unafraid to make mistakes, to open up and sing from the heart and to listen more closely to others to better know my own part in the greater whole, has enabled me to much more deeply enjoy singing while building skills via ear training and choral discipline. Singing is a whole lot more fun, making practising pleasurable. With greater confidence I am more able to try new things and develop musically while helping others to do the same.”
“Confidence Booster has and is assiting me in all kinds of aspect of my life. Whether it’s getting up in the morning and not giving up, or helping me feel good about myself singing, I can’t say anything but “it’s awesome!” about What Ms. Goodman does.”
“I was ‘fine’. I didn’t need Roxanne’s confidence boosting, all I wanted to do was be able to sing in tune and not embarrass myself. I dreaded some of her exercises that meant I had to sing ‘whatever I felt like’ . Most of the time I would either sing nothing or stick to one note – you can’t be embarrassed by that! Little by little, along with the encouragement of my Tonette sisters, I started feeling safe and more comfortable in myself. I wasn’t afraid to sing out and I even tried harmonizing on my own! That was a real step forward for me.
With laughter and music, Roxanne has helped me come out of myself and has brought joy and fun back into my life. I wish I could continue my journey under her wing but alas I must return to my home in the West.
Roxanne, I will miss your strong commitment to helping us – the love and faith that you share with us.
I wish you much joy, fun and happiness in your journey.”