VOCAL TRAINING: POSITION EXPOSITION

 

As a singer and a yogi, I think a lot about posture and positioning. I often consider how to support the body to be more effective and efficient through the means of awareness and alignment. And whether you’ve

THE PLIGHT OF STAGE FRIGHT


The cold sweat that won’t quit. 
Those flutterflies in your tummy pit. 
The dry mouth and the quivering breath. 
A heart that races towards its death. 

IT’S HORRIFYING! 

IT’S TERRORIZING!! 

IT’S STAGE FRIGHT!!!



Most everyone

AHIMSA: AN EXERCISE IN NON-VIOLENCE

 

In the current state of the world, it is hard not to consider the reality of violence on a daily basis. We are infiltrated with experiences, stories, news, and images of war, terrorism, gun violence, and cruelty. While…

REHEATING YOUR VOCAL WARM-UP ROUTINE

 

So, you’ve established a warm-up regimen that has served you well over the years. Maybe it’s the one you learned from your beloved vocal teacher or coach. Perhaps it’s an amalgamation of acquired exercises, theatre games, and tongue

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REHEARSAL ANXIETY REVERSAL

 

This one comes by special request. Many of my singer/musician peers have voiced distress regarding the rehearsal process. The communing of creative people for the sake of art-making is a matter of chemistry. Differing personalities, experiences, musical schools…

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SONIC SELFIE: DOCUMENTING THE VOICE

 

For those of us old enough to remember the age of the answering machine, we also remember the awkward horror of hearing our own recorded speaking voice on the outgoing message. It was a cringeworthy sonic mirror revealing…

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THE COURTSHIP OF CREATIVE IDEAS

Some “Dear Abby”-esque relationship guidance for all your creative suitors…

 

SEDUCING AN IDEA

Dressing the Part - You wouldn’t show up for a date in your pajamas, right? Working on creative projects deserves the same degree…

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HEALING FROM CREATIVE SCARRING

Whether consciously or unconsciously, most humans have experienced some form of creative scarring. It may have been the art teacher in elementary school who questioned the shape of your sketch of a horse. Or a parent negating your dreams

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THE IMPORTANCE OF HUMOR IN A SERIOUS VOCAL PRACTICE

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”  - William Arthur Ward

 

The majority of devoted vocalists take their craft pretty seriously. We have…