This is for all of you who are experience singing embarrassment or shame about how you sing or have sung at one time or another.
I wrote it in response to a person who commented here on one of my pages, but it also has to do with anyone who has felt singing embarrassment of singing shame when performing.
I want to tell you a little story… a true story about myself. And although it is about embarrassment and shame I felt at a piano recital, it has to do with singing embarrassment too.
Singing and Cancer?
Singing and endorphins?
Singing and cellular function?
Singing and wellness?
Science is finally starting to show more data about the benefits of singing for your health and wellness. [continue reading…]
People ask me about how to deal with singing hoarseness all the time, and I have written about it before.
But because the way to succeed at stopping singing hoarseness is to know what causes it in the first place, I want to share 3 key things that usually cause hoarseness and what you can do about it… [continue reading…]
You want to sing better and are looking for a intangible, indefinable something that will enable you to break through barriers you have felt in your voice for years. Otherwise, quite frankly, you never would have found me here.
I remember feeling that way myself and I remember what it felt like to think that no one would ever understand what I needed.
Fortunately, you do not have to feel that way ever again.
I will keep this short because we are both very busy people. All I can say at this point in time is that if you are here, it is for a reason. [continue reading…]
Although not precisely about singing technique, this post relates to the need for inner and outer calm to fully liberate your voice. That’s why I want you to know about a new solo piano project I’m creating: Morning Peace. [continue reading…]
Singing Practice Time: How Much is Enough?
10 minutes? 20? An hour or more?
I often get questions from people who want singing help about the best amount of time to practice a particular singing exercise or exercises.
Recently, jeanpaulfelix on Youtube asked me these three important questions (thanks jeanpaulfelix!): [continue reading…]
Recently, I have been posting articles about ways to improve your singing health. But today I want to specifically mention herbs for singing health.
That’s because I’ve taken my health much more seriously than ever in my life because I know how crucial good health is for singing. Plus, I have been discovering many new things about how you can pro-actively nurture and protect your singing health. [continue reading…]
You need a healthy head for healthy singing!
Recently, I have been corresponding with a singer who is primarily self-taught, but has also utilized my Singing Tongue digital lesson and taken my “Fearless Voice Power” affordable singing lessons.
He has been having some pretty serious problems with excess mucus and a nose bleed that wouldn’t stop.
I take the liberty to speak about this with his permission and without mentioning his name because I want to write about this important subject so that anyone who sings or is working on their singing voice, their singing tongue, singing breath, etc., can take direct action to insure longterm healthy singing habits. [continue reading…]
The health of your physical tongue affects your singing!
I want to write a few short posts to update you on your singing tongue and how deeply it impacts the way you can free your voice.
That’s because I’ve been learning new things in the past few months about what impacts my own voice, and I believe that a singing voice teacher needs to keep growing in order to give the best possible service to those of you who are earnestly working to free your voices.
And that, of course means YOU!
In order to have increasing ease with your singing voice, it is essential that you continue to develop healthy singing mindsets, which in this case, means a healthier singing tongue mindset.
What do I mean by that? [continue reading…]
I want to drop a quick note to you today to let you know that I will be doing another FREE (one time only) live streaming singing lesson for 4 lucky people at the Modern Vocalist Forum. One space is already taken so that actually leaves 3 more spaces as of this writing.
In the class, you will be able to work with me live and with one another.
A true Singing Mastermind!
If you are interested in signing up for this class, it will be held on a first come first served basis, so leave a comment below if you are interested and I will give you details.
This is what you will need to do before you can be one of the people to sign up for the free class.
- Check your high speed internet connection at www.speedtest.net. You will need the bare minimum speeds of 1 Mbps download and 384 Kbps upload.
- 1.6GHz CPU, 512MB of RAM
- Microsoft® Windows® XP, Vista® Windows 7 or Mac OS 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7.0 and above, Firefox 6.0 and above, or Safari 5.0 and above
- NOTE: Do NOT use Chrome for this beta test! It won’t work.
- Flash Player 11.0 or above.
The latest version of Flash can be found here:
Class Best Practices & Requirements
- Sit next to your Wifi or plug directly into your Internet connection with an Ethernet cable.
- Shut down other Internet devices and make sure no one else is using your Internet during the class.
- Turn off the energy saving feature or screensaver on your computer.
- Do not download files right before or during class.
- Connect your laptop to a power source.
- Close all other browser tabs & other software before class.
- Wear headphones to prevent audio feedback
- Test your webcam before class and sit in a comfortable, quiet, well lit location.
- Hook up an external mouse if possible
- Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all about your set-up.
- Looking forward to seeing you in the classroom!
Only 3 more students on a first come first served basis, so look here for the class titled “FREE Live Singing Lesson Beta Test for Adult Singers”