Singing Goals and Your Career – How To Choose

    I often get very talented students who learn to sing with great technical ability, yet have no specific singing goals, no clear vision of what to do with these skills. The world of singing is vast and how you wish to partake of this world will dictate the extra skills you will need…

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The One Secret To Increasing Vocal Power

Vocal power  is often an elusive skill for singers. They can sing lightly all through their range but they moment they go for power everything jams up. Some think the key to vocal power is adding more “support” or air pressure, others insist on going for more cord closure, or a combination of both. Although…

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What If My Voice Teacher Can’t Play Piano?!

The level of musicianship, and piano skills required of a voice teacher is a debatable topic. Although vocal coaches generally need high piano skills to work material with the student, the voice technique teacher will sometimes attempt to get by with just a handful of scales. Your Voice Teacher and Singing Scales Sometimes a few…

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New Article In Backstage Magazine

My new article is in Backstage magazine.  Three simple ways to vocal health.  You can read it here: http://www.backstage.com/bso/advice-the-craft/to-protect-and-sing-1007657162.story

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My Top Tips To Improve Your Singing

Keep a consistent practice schedule:  Just like exercise consistency is king.  It is better to do 20 minutes a day for six days a week than to do 2 hours for just one day.  Coming to the voice fresh each day helps you stay focused. Balance your practice:  Only working songs or just running scales…

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The Single Best Way To Learn Singing

Learn Singing The single best way to learn singing is YOUR way. Everyone is different.  Some of us learn singing by feel, some by imitation, others need things explained in great detail. Your voice teacher should be able to help you learn singing in a number of ways, finding what works best for you. Learn…

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Stop Singing Scales!!!

When Singing Scales Doesn’t Help It’s a common frustration for the voice student.  You work scales over and over, and get pretty good at them.  The voice feels balanced and pretty secure.  Then you go to sing a song and it all falls apart.  Notes are suddenly cracking and straining and you don’t know why.…

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How to Warm-up the Voice

Warming-up the voice is often misunderstood. It is not the same as a vocal workout, where you work on strength, tone quality, etc. Warming-up is about getting the voice ready for singing or working out. It is the equivalent of stretching before exercise. Morning Voice We have all experienced croaky morning voice. In this state…

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Welcome to my blog!

Sign up for my Facebook or Twitter Feed or visit this blog from time to time. I will be giving free vocal exercises and tips, as well as, talking about industry news. Here are the first vocal exercises:  

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