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ONE WORLD | MANY VOICES: World Voice Day April 16, 2021 Cover
4/8/2021

ONE WORLD | MANY VOICES: World Voice Day April 16, 2021

Meredith Davis sits down with NYVC's World Voice Day Coordinator Kristy Bissell to discuss the theme and schedule for the exciting day!

Diet: Habits and Tips to Help you Sing your Best Cover
4/5/2021

Diet: Habits and Tips to Help you Sing your Best

Julie talks with us about smart diet decisions for singers.

NYVC Presents Operation Practical: Make Your Pedagogy Matter Cover
3/29/2021

NYVC Presents Operation Practical: Make Your Pedagogy Matter

The purpose behind “Operation Practical” is for the vocal teacher to then “take those ideas and break them down to be more relatable to the average singer.”

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Cover
3/29/2021

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Navigating Menopause: Celebrating Your Changing Voice Cover
3/19/2021

Navigating Menopause: Celebrating Your Changing Voice

Tending The Garden Cover
12/9/2016

Tending The Garden

I don’t have time to practice, and I don’t want to bother my neighbors.

Why Pitch Matching Is Hard Cover
11/13/2016

Why Pitch Matching Is Hard

There is a difference between simple and easy. Something simple can be explained in a few words; something easy can be executed with minimal effort. There are plenty of simple things that are not at all easy. Take running a marathon: you can explain the task in three words - run 26.2 miles - but the execution requires months or years of training.

What Are They Looking For? Cover
9/30/2016

What Are They Looking For?

I already know what you are thinking. The wheels are spinning and the corners of your mouth are creeping into a smile.

Efficiency in Singing Cover
8/26/2016

Efficiency in Singing

As singers we often set goals pertaining to our vocal technique. During the first lesson with a new student, I ask them what their technical goals are and receive certain answers regularly: “I want to increase my range”, “I want to be able to riff”, “I want to sing the high notes with more ease”, and “I want to learn how to belt”. All of these goals are noble and important to articulate as you set out on your vocal journey.

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8/10/2016

Forgetting Muscle Memory

Whether you’re working to improve your voice, learning how to play a new instrument, or striving to make the world’s greatest grilled-cheese sandwich, it’s going to take practice…and practice means repetition. The natural human instinct, however, is to move on once something’s been accomplished, and an artist can’t stand being stagnant or still. Yet, the fact remains: improvement requires the diligent and repetitive motions of practicing.