I created this blog to provide singers with support and resources for vocal technique, artistry and career development. Over the past several months I’ve been enjoying some wonderful opportunities to carry out this mission in the broader vocal community – online, in print, and in person. It’s consumed a great deal of my time, so now that I am ready to resume blogging I thought I’d start by catching you up on what I have been doing lately.
Join me in NYC on March 24th to learn how to optimize your alignment, breathing and stamina for singing.
… and this weird trick was discovered by a Mom!
Singers have the maintenance and performance needs of an athlete, a highly social career that has them continually surrounded by lavish food, and they tend to be deeply hedonistic by nature. Here are some strategies for designing healthy eating habits in the face of it all.
Sports science offers outstanding tools that can help anyone improve alignment, breathing and kinesthetic awareness. Like me, many singers unfortunately grow up with a poor relationship with fitness. If you look at fitness as an extension of what you do in the practice room, you can forge a new, empowering relationship with exercise.
It is within your power to completely transform everything about your own physiology that has an impact on your voice. Advances in fields such as exercise science, psychology, and bodywork offer tools and technologies to advance what State of the Art means for singers.
You can take your instrument to the shop when it needs repairs, but if it's your body that needs a tune-up a customized yoga regimen can work wonders.
Don't build your technique around an armored instrument.
Professor David Ley discusses his methods employing vibrators to enhance vocal production.
Watch the video of our 1/23 panel discussion at Opera America.