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Episode 38 – Trust, but Verify

"Trust, but verify" might come from the Ronald Reagan era but it is certainly applicable today. The internet is a wonderful explosion of knowledge, and singing is no exception.  The disruptive

Episode 37 – Stop Studying Already!

Studying your craft is critical to master your singing. But when does study become a crutch or avoidance mechanism? Fear of failure. Fear of judgment. These can be crippling. Yet if we don't
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Episode 35 – Becoming a Voice Teacher

Have you ever thought about teaching voice, but are intimated? In this episode John talks about the joys of a teaching career, and how you can get started on your path. Teaching
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Episode 34 – Are You Doing the Work?

A career in the entertainment business takes enormous dedication. You are competing against the best in the world and you need to bring your absolute best to the table. Dedication and hard
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Episode 33 – Fixing Your Vocal Break

The vocal break is the dreaded part of the voice that keeps voice teachers in business. The break is the number issue most singers deal with. If you hit this area too

Episode 32 – The Focused Mindset

Singing is a high-level art form that takes an incredible amount of skill and artistry. As a student of singing your work is truly never done. But are you really doing
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Episode 31 – Artistry and Vocal Risks

Many in the vocal community are talking about Adele and the recent cancellation of the final nights of her tour. The pressures and demands of a career can take a toll on
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Episode 30 – Vowel Perception

The music of the voice is in the vowel, and therein lies a great key to singing. Understanding how to approach vowels is critical for singing, not only for technical mastery,