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SINGERS, STOP IT!: 5 Alternatives to Compulsive Warming-up, Endless Exercises to “Fix” Problems that Don’t Exist, and Repetitive Mindless Practicing!

SINGERS, STOP IT!: 5 Alternatives to Compulsive Warming-up, Endless Exercises to “Fix” Problems that Don’t Exist, and Repetitive Mindless Practicing!

Singers: Are you sick of vocal warm-ups, endless exercises and quick-fixes that don’t last? Are you practicing and practicing and still not getting better in the ways you want? Well, the good news is you can stop. No, really… STOP IT! None of it is actually helping you and I’ll tell you why. And not only will I do that, but I’ll tell you what to do instead. But, don’t just take my word for it, experience it for yourself!

THE JOYS OF SINGING AND SEX – A Somatic Approach

THE JOYS OF SINGING AND SEX – A Somatic Approach

Over the years, as a voice teacher and Feldenkrais® Practitioner, I have noticed a direct connection between how we think of and organize ourselves for both singing and love-making (regardless of sex, gender and sexual orientation). If you are interested in exploring these ideas experientially sign up for my upcoming online class series, SENSE AND SENSUALITY in which I will guide you through awareness lessons designed to clarify and expand these connections, let’s be honest… bring more pleasure and satisfaction to both activities… singing and sex.

Re-Imagining Vocal Imagery… For Better Vocal Learning

Re-Imagining Vocal Imagery… For Better Vocal Learning

We have the old artsy, creative and metaphorical way of vocal imagery for singers. Then there’s the other cold, hard, reality based approach to imagery for voice. How could we re-imagine vocal imagery for better vocal learning? Well, I have a wonderful solution… It’s what I call a “physical image.”

Teachers: What is Voice Training?

Teachers: What is Voice Training?

I’ve been running a course for the last few years, TEACH WITHOUT TEACHING, which has become the heart of my TEACHER TRACK Program. And, the idea that that course centers around is that it is possible to teach a student whatever it is you feel you could teach them...

Singers: What is Voice Training?

Singers: What is Voice Training?

Most people, when they hear the term “voice training” think it’s a good thing. They think… I’m going to train my voice to do healthy things, better things, professional things - and by the use of exercises, determination and repetition, make my voice what it should...

Would Farinelli study voice online?

Would Farinelli study voice online?

Farinelli (Carlo Broschi) For those of you who know your western music history, classical singer history and 90's movie history (1994), you know that Farinelli (1705-1782), a castrato, is lauded as one of the greatest singers in the history of opera. In those days,...

The Two Main Obstacles to Vocal Learning

The Two Main Obstacles to Vocal Learning

We humans are so sneaky: we make problems where there aren’t any and we even find ways to make the fact that something isn’t a problem a problem!
Stop getting in the way of your own learning and start celebrating small improvements.