Articles tagged "Confidence"

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5/9/2015

Signs that you might be vocally fatigued

The voice is the only instrument that is apart the human body (unless you count clapping your hands as percussion!!). So it makes sense that the instrument is the entire body, not just the larynx alone. Everything from body alignment, respiratory system, the larynx, vocal tract, not to mention the brain are involved in this high level athletic coordination! 

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7/24/2014

Why Am I Doing This Again?

I had a one hour break in which to eat, go to the bank, respond to client emails, and be ready to start the second half of a lengthy teaching day. I raced out of the studio past the slow walkers to the bank...

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11/3/2013

Ego Reads. Humility breeds.

In my absence from chronicling my thoughts from a music director/coach perspective, I have seen some brilliant performances that have given me pause; performances that made me stop and think, “How is something so...

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3/3/2013

A Prelude

Before I became a professional music director, I had every intention of becoming a musical theatre performer.  I studied four years at the prestigious Musical Theatre program at the University of Michigan, then, as was expected, pursued the life of an actor here in New York.  But somewhere along the way, I made a turn and didn't quite end up where I'd planned...

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2/2/2013

Can Everyone Sing?

Can everyone sing or do you have to be born with it? At New York Vocal Coaching, we get asked that question all the time. It's an easy one. The answer is quite simple: YES! Everyone can sing. And not only <em>can</em> everyone sing, everyone <em>needs</em> to sing.