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REVISIONIST FUTURE: Why do we need to recover after recovering?

REVISIONIST FUTURE: Why do we need to recover after recovering?

Why is it that we seem to have to recover vocally long after we’ve already recovered from some other impactful event – grief, surgery, break-up, move? Why is there often a second recovery after the first? There could be lots of reasons, but for sure there’s one sure-fire way to recover and keep recovering and it’s… PLAY!

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...