Consider The Source

Consider The Source

I was watching Youtube the other day. My schedule doesn't always allow that. It amazes me the amount of ventriloquism there. From instruction, to acts, to rehearsals to I'm not sure what they are doing. One of the things that bugs me the most...

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Past, Present & Future

Past, Present & Future

Clinton Detweiler ran Maher Studios from about 1979 through his retirement in the early 2000's. He continued to be active in the vent community until his unexpected passing on January 22, 2013. I say this because there are some new members to...

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Revisiting Free Shows

Revisiting Free Shows

Back on August 3rd, 2015, Mark Wade punlished a blog post titled: Do Free Shows Really Help You? He felt it was important to revisit some topics and that this was an important one. What Mark wrote still stands the test of time, and I encourage...

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Creative Depression

Creative Depression

I mentioned last week that I suffer from depression. I'm not alone. There are other ventriloquists I know that deal with this. Jay Johnson has spoken openly about it on his blog. In the U.S.A. alone it is estimated that more than 15 million...

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I Don’t Want To …

I Don’t Want To …

Procrastination can kill you. It pops up everywhere. If you let it, procrastination will rob you of everything you own. Everything you could be. It is vicious and preys on everyone. Sometimes procrastination comes to us as a little voice that...

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Why Should You Join The IVS?

Why Should You Join The IVS?

How many ventriloquists live near you? Chances are there aren't that many. Unlike magicians or jugglers or musicians, ventriloquists are few and far between. The others have meetings and get-togethers. We only have the Vent Haven International...

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Jimmy Vee’s ConVENTion Lecture Notes

Jimmy Vee’s ConVENTion Lecture Notes

If you attended the 2017 Vent Haven ConVENTion, you know that Jimmy Vee's workshop was one of the best received lectures of the event. Jimmy was kind enough to allow us to share his lecture notes with the entire ventriloquism community. Those...

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I Looked Into The Future

I Looked Into The Future

I wrote this article on Feb 2, 2017. It accidentally published then and was live for about two hours. So if you caught it then, you looked into the future too! July 12-15 I knew I would be at the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist...

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No Blog This Week – Oh Wait …

No Blog This Week – Oh Wait …

I am headed to Kentucky for the Vent Haven International Ventriloquist ConVENTion. For that reason, I'm not doing a blog article this week. But of course, this is an article telling you I'm not doing one. So I might as well add something......

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I Can’t Get In …

I Can’t Get In …

Almost everyday I get an email from someone having problems with either the Maher Studios or Learn-Ventriloquism website. At the same time, hundreds of members go through the sites each day and don't seem to have any problems. (Or maybe they...

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