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Category Archives: Vocal Technique




YOUR Vocal Technique – Thinking or Imagination? Would It Make a Difference?

August 2, 2018

How often do you practice, start an audition, or performance with thoughts of what not to do? Focusing on what we lack never leads to the kind of flow essential for a great practicing or performance. It does, however, lead to a sense of inadequacy and insecurity. That distracting, unkind chatter we often do in || Continue »

Belong to the Music

March 1, 2017

How many singers continually neglect to take the time to put the music into the voice before they stand up and perform? It seems there is more and more instant performing than ever. This process seems to be a lost art. I find it so helpful to take a new piece of music or an || Continue »

My Approach to Vocal Principles

February 1, 2010

I have been asked many times over the years to share my thoughts about the process of singing in one of my newsletters. I have decided to do so in this month’s newsletter. There are many different ways to explain this remarkable process. Some people prefer a more technical, pedagogic approach, focusing on what each || Continue »

The Audition Process

December 1, 2007

Because I have recently adjudicated several competitions in succession, this subject is heavy on my mind. There are so many different aspects, of being comfortable and prepared for each and every audition, that most singers don’t even seem to be aware of. Of course there is the obvious. You have to gather the information about || Continue »

Your Responsibilities: Choosing Your Voice Teacher

November 1, 2007

If not knowing how to choose the voice teacher for you or what your responsibilities are in preparing and taking a voice lesson, then this newsletter is for you. It can be a win-win solution that allows you the singer and your teacher to both feel empowered and productive. What is the best way to || Continue »

Finding the Right Voice Teacher for You

August 1, 2006

Do these stories resonate with you? Ann’s Story – Ann was unbelievably thrilled at having been accepted at Juilliard School of Music Master Program. She was floating on air. This was it. She had been assigned to a teacher whose reputation was very well known for producing singers with amazing careers, some of whom were || Continue »

The Secrets to Making English Your Favorite Language

March 1, 2006

The Secrets to Making English Your Favorite Language to Sing in and Be Understood! Several singers have asked me recently if I had any helpful suggestions for singing in English and being understood. It seems to be a universal conundrum, because, though using the English language is how we communicate in this country all day || Continue »

Moving Past Technique to Performing Artist

October 1, 2005

Allison felt she finally had a solid technique. Her audition arias were ready. She had spent a lot of time, energy and money working with some really great repertoire coaches and dramatic coaches on these arias. Her languages and diction were great and she had her foot on the first rung of the professional career || Continue »

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