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worth a closer look (daily blog – day 15)

worth a closer look (daily blog – day 15)

The fundamental difference between all forms of (for lack of a better term) "Classical Singing" and almost all forms of (again with the lack-of-a-better-termness) "CCM" (and Jazz, and every other genre that doesn't want to fall under the 'contemporary commercial...

one size voice ped (daily blog – day 13)

one size voice ped (daily blog – day 13)

I've recently started attending Yin Yoga classes on the regular. (Because: I like paying to nap while I stretch. Ahem.) And the instructor of the class I like to attend is at least fifteen centimeters (six inches) shorter than I am and has a totally different...

good enough (daily blog – day 12)

good enough (daily blog – day 12)

Happy New Year and all that jazz! As we head into the 2019 teaching year and the making-resolutions-by-the-bucketful season, here's a quick reminder: You're listening, really listening (attuned, even) to the singers you work with, right? Thought so. See? You're good...

giving tuesday (daily blog – day 10)

giving tuesday (daily blog – day 10)

it's an american thing ... ... this frenetic lead-up to Christmas that starts with Veterans' Day and goes through Thanksgiving, while barreling through Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and now Giving Tuesday, barely pausing to catch a breath before sliding head-long into...

pizza vs champagne mindset (daily blog – day 8)

pizza vs champagne mindset (daily blog – day 8)

It's possible for us to get along. All of us voice teachers in the world. AND EVEN IN OUR SMALL TOWNS. (This post was prompted, by the way, by the super-love one of my colleagues displayed at our local festival when several of us were in the room and she just brought...

negotiating (daily blog – day 7)

negotiating (daily blog – day 7)

The Untouchable Every singer brings a little untouchable sumthin-sumthin with them to the studio; that *one thing* that is deeply precious and integral to their sense of self and that singing teachers learn to negotiate around in initial sessions ... In some singers,...

foundations and such (daily blog – day 6)

foundations and such (daily blog – day 6)

build that thing They're building in the field that's on the far side of the green space in the back of our house. They've been at it for the better part of three years. And so far? They've built a road and some sort of power generation station (or something. I...

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