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Sep
4

Singing in Bands

Singing in Bands Bands.  They can be great, fun, emotionally fulfilling, expand your musicality and sense of community.  They can push you musically, educate you on other instruments, and support your dreams in music.  They can also be a headache, have drama and be wrought with fighting and bounced checks.  I’ve been in a number of bands, mostly as a hired singer.  Here are some of my tips for making the most of...
May
30

Do you love your voice?

Do you love your voice? As a singer and teacher, this is a big deal to me.   It is an aural stamp of you as a person.  Your voice is the instrument that expresses your thoughts and feelings.  It connects you with people and plays a critical role in your relationship to others. It is a BIG deal. I was recently in a lesson and one my students was very honest with me about how much he dislikes his singing (and speaking)...
Nov
26

Keeping Your Holiday Voice Healthy

Keeping Your Holiday Voice Healthy The holiday season is great for musicians.  There are a lots of gigs to be had and it is crucial that your voice stays healthy.  As soon as Thanksgiving hits, I do these things to try to healthy. Drink 100 ounces minimum a day of water. Take 2-3 grams of Vitamin C a day. Only sing when warming up, rehearsing, or gigging. When gigging, I don’t sing over talking, noise, or other music. Limit my...

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