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Blog 6: Help Me, Help You | Dec 30, 2018

It’s never what we do; it’s how we do it. If I show up to a lesson late, and I haven’t practiced between lessons, my teacher cannot help me to do my best, because I’m not letting her. Teaching and learning are two sides of the same coin, and one cannot succeed without the other. […]

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Blog 5: My Saxophone Is Allergic To My Cat | Oct 29, 2018

Tubas never worry about getting a good night’s sleep; violins never fret about hitting the high notes at the age of 75; and saxophones will never complain about an allergy to their cat. On the other hand, as singers, our bodies are our instruments. Everything we do, feel, and think – even the things we don’t do, say […]

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Blog 4: How To Tell If A Voice Is Good | Sep 29, 2018

A good voice moves the singer and the audience with emotion. That’s all. However, I would add: a great voice also stands the test of time. I don’t care if I love the way a voice sounds; if the singer suffers because of how they are singing, I would rather they retrain, so they can […]

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Blog #3: You Don’t Run a Marathon on a Broken Leg | Jul 27, 2018

Even if you do everything right, you may still suffer a vocal problem at some point. Below, I offer information and advice for what you should and shouldn’t do if you run into trouble.   Some Warning Signs for Vocal Trouble: hoarseness or breathiness complete voice loss feeling like it takes more effort to speak […]

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Blog #2: Top 3 Tips for Vocal Maintenance | Jul 26, 2018

If you’re happy with how you sound, and you find it easy to sing, then you’re doing well. If people also pay to hear you sing,  you’re a pro! Nevertheless, proper vocal maintenance means developing vocal hygiene, simple habits which can help prevent vocal troubles down the road.     TOP 3 TIPS for maintaining […]

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Blog #1: How To Achieve Vocal Freedom | Jan 04, 2018

Vocal freedom allows a singer to feel the thrill of their voice in motion. A free and easy voice is also likely to be a healthy voice, which will stand the test of time. At its best, singing takes us to agony and ecstasy, but only when there is freedom.   How To Achieve Vocal […]

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