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How to: Singing

How to: Singing Hello Singers! “How to: Singing” is a new project to help singers get better, practice, and fine tune their skills by consistently recording and performing.  It’s geared towards all ages and skill levels, and is free to participate.  The only cost is the instrumental track for the month – $1. HiTS Website: www.howtosinging.com   This is how it works. 1) I’ll upload one...

A Breakdown of Breathing and Support

A Breakdown of Breathing and Support Karyn O’Connor is a very knowlegable vocal teacher.  I recently read this article and found it very well written and informative.  If you are still trying to figure out breathing and support, this is a must read. http://www.singwise.com/cgi-bin/main.pl?section=quickRef&doc=Breathing_InAPinch

Using Vibration to Help Your Singing

Using Vibration to Help Your Singing Recently, I attended a workshop about using external vibration to encourage the vocal cords.  The technique is called the Vibrant Voice technique and it’s by a professor from the University of Alberta, Canada named David Ley.  It’s an interesting concept and has been around for a really long time but 50 years ago we didn’t have handheld vibration devices. The concept is pretty simple. ...

Upcoming iBook Release: Vocal & Ear Training Series

Upcoming iBook Release: Vocal & Ear Training Series I am so, so excited. I’ve been working on a Voice and Ear training project for over a year. This project is truly a labor of love.  Many of my students want to train their ear and often there is not enough time to accomplish everything (technique, music theory, songs, and ear training) in an hour voice lesson.  I have looked and looked for something to recommend to my students but have not been...

New Location: Santa Monica

Dear Students & Potential Students, I’m very excited to announce that I have found a new location for my studio. I have loved being downtown, but have found a perfect space near the highway. At last I will have a real piano in the studio. I think you’ll love it! Here is the address: 3019 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, CA   [google-map-v3 width=”500″ height=”350″...

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