Claudia Carawan's Blog

The Bob Blagg Band

By Claudia Carawan | Jan 14, 2024

The Bob Blagg Band Happy New Near! Hoping 2024 is good to us! I find myself so busy I forget to post to this blog. Well, here goes… What’s Up: I still enjoy teaching voice to my amazing students. I still serve as a Music Director of Unity of Bon Air. I still present solo…

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Real Conversations: The Meaning Behind the Music with Claudia Carawan

By Claudia Carawan | May 30, 2022

Real Conversations:  The Meaning Behind the Music with Claudia Carawan Hello Friends: I was recently interviewed for a podcast called Real Conversations:  The Meaning Behind the Music with Claudia Carawan, Episode 22  The hosts Jeanne Kataoka & Al Yankee have passionately recorded interviews with many new thought songwriters (Rickie Byars, Karen Drucker, Eddie Watkins, Jr., …

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Virginia Museum Dominion Jazz Cafe January 2021

By Claudia Carawan | Jan 15, 2021

Dominion Jazz Cafe January 2021 Performance January, 2021 my band Claudia Carawan & Friends performed a lively jazz set at the Virginia Museum for the Dominion Jazz Cafe. This one-hour concert showcased my fabulous band performing a variety of jazz styles. I invite you to pour yourself a beverage, relax and click to enjoy the…

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As You Believe

By Claudia Carawan | Oct 21, 2020

As You Believe Dear Friends: The year 2020 has been a year of great change for me. Interestingly, it has also been a time of creative growth. I find myself discovering new ways to teach and new ways to connect with others. I also find myself writing new songs. During this era of social distancing,…

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The Healing Power of Music

By Claudia Carawan | Feb 21, 2020

The Healing Power of Music “Music has real health benefits. It boosts dopamine, lowers cortisol and it makes us feel great. Your brain is better on music.” – Alex Doman From an early age I was attracted to music.  It had a powerful pull on me.  After my first public performance I put away other…

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Positive Music Festival 2019

By Claudia Carawan | Mar 17, 2019

Positive Music Festival 2019 I am preparing to go on my yearly trek to Tampa, Florida for the 14th Annual Posi Music Festival 2019.  “Posi” stands for Positive Music and this is a gathering of the most amazing singer/songwriters, instrumentalists, music directors and fans of positive music. Positive music is (by my definition) music that…

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Magic in the Air (notes from my new holiday CD)

By Claudia Carawan | Nov 25, 2016

Magic in the Air (notes from my new holiday CD) I love Christmas and all the traditions that come with the holiday. For me, music sets the mood, so creating a Christmas CD has been on my to-do list for many years. Instead of primarily covering traditional Christmas songs, for this project I decided to…

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Unfinished Business CD

By Claudia Carawan | Apr 6, 2014

Unfinished Business CD Dear Friends: Over 23 years ago (before motherhood, before I Unity) I used to sing in a regional band called Li’l Ronnie and the BlueBeats.    We enjoyed lots of success and began recording songs (in the hopes of being signed to a recording label).  We attracted the attention of a record label…

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