Who Said That?

Here are some of my favorite quotes about singing and the power of the voice. As someone who has worked every day throughout all of my adult life with my own voice and with the voices of my students, I have gotten to experience this every day. In the quotes below you’ll see that you […]

Relax Your Ja-a-a-aw!

We are all dealing with some form of tension every day. Just turn on the news (or better yet, don’t) and that’s all you need to feel yourself begin to tighten up. This tension can find its way to any part of your body. For some of you this tension shows up in the jaw […]

A Few of My Favorite Tracks #1

My musical tastes are broad-ranging and include all sorts of instrumentation. However, I confess that I’m partial to singers (it figures, right?) and I like a wide array of vocal qualities and styles. Here is the first installment of  just a few of my favorite tracks that I thought I’d share with you. There are […]

Use It Or Lose It

I used to think that singing in the morning was not a good idea. My voice was so deep and like gravel when I woke up that I figured I should wait until later in the day. But when I exercise, I know that stretching is a good way to prepare my body and help […]

The Voice Can Do What?!

The voice is truly an amazing mechanism that is capable of so much more than just talking or singing a melody, although these are both complicated processes in themselves. I’m going to introduce you to some interesting ways of using the voice from different parts of the world that you may not know about, or […]

Singing Is A Natural High

People are often sending me articles explaining the research that is being done about the amazing and positive effects that singing has on the brain and your well being in general. Exactly! I don’t need a study or research to tell me what I’ve witnessed first hand after teaching singers and directing vocal groups for […]

‘Tis The Season

No I don’t mean the holidays – it’s the cold and flu season when I am surrounded by students cancelling voice lessons because they’ve lost their voice or letting me know they can’t come to a rehearsal because their head is clogged. These days we have access to all sorts of alternative methods and Western medicines […]

Make A Statement

It’s certainly no mistake that I became a musician. Ever since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated with sounds, their nuances and details, how some sounds made me feel different things and others gave me information about what I was hearing. For instance, I used to collect different kinds of paper because I liked the […]

It Starts With Your Breath

Developing your own distinct voice is not reserved just for the professional vocalist or public speaker – it’s important for everyone. It’s not only what you have to say (or sing), but it’s also how you do it. The rhythm, volume, pitch, clarity, texture, control and power of your voice are all elements that paint a kind […]