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6/24/2014

Damaged Goods: A Renewal Revival

When your voice begins to sound and feel irregular, your inner voices can be pretty disturbing. They take you down a dark and miserable emotional road of fear and self-doubt. Immediately, we go into..

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4/23/2014

Take My Breath Away

Riddle me this: When is using more breath detrimental to your vocal health? Answer: When it isn't. Every breath you take... Not surprisingly, there's a lot of hot air floating around the voice teaching community concerning the use of breath during singing. Do you try to flutter the tissue dangling a daunting ten feet away from your mouth while trying to execute your Beyoncé inspired riffs? Or do you try your best to keep your steamy exhale from fogging up the mirror you're holding claustrophobically close to your mouth? Both of these I have been asked to perform in voice lessons, and in both of these I have succeeded in achieving new heights of light headedness.

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4/2/2014

"WHY" Do We Sing?

At first thought, this question may seem far too simple or far too philosophical for a conversation about improving one's performance. I assure you, it is neither. As evident in my prior articles, I have gone...

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3/5/2014

TLC for your R&B

The best part of my job as an instructor at New York Vocal Coaching is helping varied singers gain control over their voices.  In this article, I want to share a few thoughts on the R&B style and one of my...

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1/21/2014

Negotiating Styles: Classical To Pop

Even if you’re an amateur pop music aficionado, you recognize the absurdity of approaching every style with the same technique.  Imagine for a moment a world in which classical technique is applied to pop music, and pop technique is applied to...

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11/10/2013

Finding The Right Voice Teacher

Finding the right voice teacher is one of the most crucial steps you’ll ever take in your singing life, and finding a perfect match can take years of trial and error.  On the way to finding your match, you’re bound...

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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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9/4/2013

Mixed Voice

The mixed voice is one of the most discussed, debated, and researched topics of vocal pedagogy.  Almost every singer is working on her or his ‘mix,’ or trying to ‘mix’ that high note, or wanting to...

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5/19/2013

The Opposite(s) Of Singing

Every singer has a goal.  For some, it’s being able to sing exciting, strong high notes. For others it’s singing the most difficult songs with ease; others long to sing lightning fast riffs. Clients come...

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4/15/2013

Singing With Pure EEase

It’s time we had a talk about EE. Though it takes second place in the accepted listing of vowels, we use the EE to form the diphthongs of fourteen letters of our alphabet, making it one of the most...