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Exhale

One of the most powerful tools I give my clients is the permission to exhale. Its sounds silly but words like ‘support’ and ‘diaphragm’ (among others) can lead to very stiff and unnatural breathing. I’ve seen many variations of the … Continue reading

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Paint With All The Colors

I am shocked that so much time has passed since my last post. ‘What have I been doing’ you ask? Singing!! I am performing so much more and teaching so much less that I haven’t been inspired to write anything. … Continue reading

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Good Muscle / Bad Muscle

As I continue to work on my own voice I am constantly reminded that the real work is small, subtle, invisible. We do not embrace the simplicity very well. I know many of the blogs are about this very subject, … Continue reading

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TENSION

The last blog entry was about pressure, today’s is about tension. Similar, yes! The amount of tension in the body can completely change a singers ability level. Release and relaxation are essential elements in the technical pre-work and I’m finding … Continue reading

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PRESSURE

First I will apologize for the long long delay in posting to this blog. No excuses for 2016 ! Ok then, I did more singing and worked with more singers in 2015 than I have in many many years. Voices … Continue reading

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Amy Winehouse

Whether or not you’re a fan, you will have to admit the style and musicianship is extraordinary. We’ve all heard the song a million times and yet, she delivers something completely new. Thats the part that can’t be taught.

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New Vocal Technique Workshop

There is a new Vocal Technique Workshop starting in NYC tonight, June 4, 2015. For more info on this and future workshops call 212 695 3717

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In Real Time

Ok, first of all I am very late in writing this entry and ironically I’m calling it “In Real Time”. That about says it! Real time is often a lot slower than ‘ideal’ time or ‘hoped for’ time. The last … Continue reading

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Happy HEALTHY New Year !

This year I am looking at two remarkable vocal changes due to damaged vocal folds. One is a former colleague and the other a current client. I’ve know both of these voices for decades and as a technician I am … Continue reading

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I Used to Be (at The IRIDIUM 9/9/14

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