Spelling Counts— Know the Parts of your Vocal Instrument!
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Spelling Counts— Know the Parts of your Vocal Instrument!

As faithful readers of this blog know, it’s been a while since I’ve been moved to add anything to this project. Between the pandemic and all its stressful effects, the demands of teaching voice online for both a college and my private studio, and the complexities of taking care of my family— whew!!! That’s more…

A New Year’s Resolution You CAN Keep— Self-Care (Part Two)
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A New Year’s Resolution You CAN Keep— Self-Care (Part Two)

Happy Seventh Day of Christmas! And Happy New Year (almost)! By now, you’ve made it through all the joys, but also the stresses, of preparing for Christmas Day— shopping, decorating, sending cards, attending social activities, dealing with travel or visiting relatives, and a host of other holiday-related tasks. Like many folks, you’re probably exhausted at…

Self-Care:  A Christmas Gift From You to You (Part One)
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Self-Care: A Christmas Gift From You to You (Part One)

Happy Holidays!  December is finally upon us, and that means with Christmas around the corner, this is the season of giving.   In addition to our normal jobs and activities, that means shopping, decorating, cooking, visiting relatives, socializing with friends, wrapping gifts, attending additional church services, and participating in charitable activities.  And for singers, both…

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Two Inspiring Folk Songs!
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Celebrate Thanksgiving with Two Inspiring Folk Songs!

Are you like me— dismayed by the overwhelming retail push of Christmas as soon as Halloween is over? The trick or treaters were barely home and counting their candy before the TV commercials started blaring their holiday shopping ads. The Hallmark Channel actually started showing their annual marathon of Christmas movies before Halloween, on October…

Beware of Dipthongs–Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part Two)
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Beware of Dipthongs–Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part Two)

I’m ba-ack! I hope you all got a lot out of last week’s post: Improve Your Singing Diction Now! (Part One)   If you’ve been practicing the techniques I outlined in that article, you should already be experiencing freer, better singing, and much clearer enunciation of your song lyrics. Yay! If you haven’t had a chance…