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Oops, totally forgot to put this on my website...in case any of you are checking last second we ARE meeting tonight, 6:30-7:30. Details here! … [Read more...]

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Singing Camp Prep – Beginning to Hear Beyond the Melody Line

6 young singers, 3 days, 1 original a cappella arrangement. It's happening.

  Next week I'm running a singing camp for the first time with some awesome middle school singers - hey you guys! Their singular goal over the course of three mornings is pick a pop song of their choosing, compose their own a cappella … [Read more...]

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Calm Your Heart By Singing with Others – Science and tales from the classroom

I'm not saying you're going to automatically feel like this...but you might!

Singing with others is good for you. This NPR piece from last July reports on findings published in Frontiers in Neuroscience by Swedish researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg. Singing with others calms your … [Read more...]

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Next drop-in singing class Tuesday June 17,2014 6:30-7:30pm Facebook event found here. Like drop-in yoga...except that we'll be sitting and singing. :) $10 per person, or $15 if you bring a friend (the more the merrier). Please bring exact … [Read more...]

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Tonight, 6:30-7:30pm. Facebook event can be found HERE. Like drop-in yoga...except that we'll be sitting and singing. $10 per person, or $15 if you bring a friend (the more the merrier). Please bring exact change. We will begin and end on … [Read more...]

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“Where does my voice fit?” – Untangling Common Thoughts that Stop Us

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Worrying about where your voice belongs can really get you down. Once you start the comparing route, you will find endless reasons as to why you should cease all singing activity pronto. As a singer, coach and voice teacher I see it can be … [Read more...]

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If you're in the Charlottesville, VA area, you are invited to join us Tuesday June 3rd, 6:30-7:30pm for our 4th weeekly "Drop-In Choir" Facebook event and details HERE. Like drop-in yoga...except that we'll be sitting and singing. :) $10 per … [Read more...]

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Discovering head voice – an alternative look and feel

Here's an image from an anatomy book I just got. And here's what I wrote to a client who has been studying with me for a few months after a lifetime of rather limited singing - church on Sundays, but not too much else: "Notice the soft … [Read more...]

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You do not need perfect pitch to be a great singer

This post could be much longer than it will be, but I want to clear up a misconception I have encountered in adults who do not sing: You do not need to have perfect pitch to be a great singer. Perfect pitch, or "Absolute Pitch" refers to the … [Read more...]

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Here's a short, rough anatomy lesson on the voice. If you're new to singing, have been singing for years but have never thought about how your sound is actually produced, or if you have been telling yourself that you "can't" sing - I highly recommend … [Read more...]