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Warming Up
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Warming Up

Because the anatomy of our voices is effectively invisible to us, it can be easy to dismiss as some mysterious thing that just sometimes works and sometimes doesn’t. Of course, the reality of keeping your singing voice in optimal shape is that caring for the vocal apparatus, and even training the tiny muscles associated with...

Emotional Baggage
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Emotional Baggage

As singers, we are both musicians and actors. We have a responsibility both to the music itself, and also to the lyrics and emotional truth of the story each song sets out to tell. While singers are generally expressive people naturally, putting your feelings on display can be challenging. Whether you’re feeling guarded and unable...

Singing in a Choir
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Singing in a Choir

Singing in a choir is a wholely unique and thrilling experience. Being part of the wall of sound and texture of harmonies is a special feeling that brings many singers great satisfaction. Sometimes, however, choral singers face vocal challenges that are unique to this group setting. So, what should a choral singer know about their...

Can Anyone Learn to Sing?
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Can Anyone Learn to Sing?

Can’t carry a tune in a bucket? Terrified at the idea of letting your voice be heard by anyone else? Always felt left out watching seemingly natural singers perform? Good news: Anyone who can speak can sing. Although it’s 100% true that some people exhibit a more innate tendency toward musicality than others, it’s also...

Musicianship for Singers
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Musicianship for Singers

Singers, let’s face some ugly truths. Within the music industry, singers get a bad rap. Too many beautiful voices are running amok and not realizing the musical errors they’re making (and thereby how hard they are to work with). Singers that get ahead are often those who make their bandmates’ jobs easier by being easy...

What Can You Expect from Voice Lessons?
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What Can You Expect from Voice Lessons?

A knowledgeable resource to answer all your singing questions. Personalized technical exercises to address your weaknesses, expand your range, and create a more expressive vocal palette to draw from. Explanations tailored to your learning style and based in Fact-based Voice Science. Song coaching to amplify your strengths. Feedback to bring out your most compelling performances....

Lessons and Coaching
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Lessons and Coaching

As a singer, you’re probably already aware of how many facets there are to learning how to give an effective performance. You’ve got to have reliable vocal technique to trust that your voice will always do what you intend, even under pressure. You’ve got to work on your stage presence and performance skills. You’ve got...

Common Vocal Problems
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Common Vocal Problems

Whether you’re coming to Singing Lessons for fun and self-expression or to fix something about your voice that bothers you, the process will be similar. With the support and encouragement of your knowledgeable teacher, you will gain the ability to self-assess and make small adjustments that promote better vocal efficiency. New singers are often surprised...

Freedom of Movement
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Freedom of Movement

As a singer, you likely know how important being in touch with your body awareness is. Perhaps you’ve noticed the effects of jaw or tongue tension on your sound, or know that you have a habit of slumping and impeding your ability to take in a full, comfortable breath. Maybe you’ve thought about your posture,...

Who to Trust with Your Voice
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Who to Trust with Your Voice

Choosing a teacher or studio to work with can be a big, important, and very personal decision for a vocalist. In a world where the study of singing has been around for generations, but where actual scientific study of the voice has only emerged in the last 20 years or so, there are many schools...

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