Is the high road worth it?

I’m in a foul, wondering mood. I have seen public life get less and less dignified over the years. So many people are jaded. The internet came along and every angry, weird, crazy person was able to find buddies even quicker and stay isolated in their camps. People feel emboldened to be meaner in these […]

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Bubbles

It is easy for anyone who leads to become encased in a bubble, including voice teachers. When they develop followings, there is the danger that they can be surrounded by people who do not challenge them. All the “yes people” become the bubble. Once the bubble forms, some typically soapy behaviors may increase. There are […]

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Changing Vocal Identity

A colleague recently posted a question about this situation: A student makes great progress on an exercise leading to better vocal function, but does not take that better function to his singing. “Everything reverts to the way it was” as soon as he starts singing. It frustrates both teacher and student. I am reproducing my […]

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