Getting meta for a moment

I’ve been at this blog since 2010. Hundreds of posts, many ideas explored and revisited, both successes and flops. You can’t predict people’s reactions. When I post about general principles, philosophy, and the mindset of the voice teacher, I tend to get generally positive reactions. When I post a more nuts-and-bolts “how to” type of […]

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Emergencies, Detours, and Sidebars

“I don’t teach breath control.” “I teach everyone breath management as it was taught to me by Maestra Wunderbar.” “My students have to understand low support.” “I teach alignment of particular points in the body and find vague wholistic concepts like ‘noble posture’ to be unhelpful.” “Speech Level Singing has nothing to offer the classical […]

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Issues that affect the voice

Voice, being a phenomenon at the intersection of body, environment, mind, emotions, and expressive intent, can be affected by many, many things. Some teachers are too nosy and involved with their students, and others perhaps not enough! Students and teachers need to communicate with each other about issues or changes in the following:

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