August 26, 2017

Take the breath through the nose, like you’re smelling a rose.

Take a deep breath through the nose like you’re smelling a rose. Feel how the walls of the throat relax and open up. Feel the coolness of the air as it makes it’s way all down to the bottom of the lungs. You...

November 8, 2016

Speaking can be more tiring on the voice than singing. Especially in a noisy environment. We’ve all found ourselves at a party, in a restaurant or at a conference when it’s so noisy you can’t be heard without straining. You come home with a sore, tired throat and a scr...

April 17, 2015


Did you ever notice when your favorite singer is singing that torch that is so sad and sounds so great, he/she looks like they’re smiling! The muscles around the cheekbones are lifted up in what looks like a smile. The same with your role model public speaker. There’s...

April 2, 2015


How do you find the right voice teacher? 


There are many voice teachers out there. Some really know what they're doing and get great results. Others don't. Your voice is a very personal thing. You want to find someone who's going to understand who you are, what you wa...

March 24, 2015















You hear a lot of talk these days about your “belt” range.


The dictionary defines “belt” as:

-beat or strike (someone) as a punishment

-hit something hard




In musical theatre and pop (to a lesser extent) “belt” usually involves singing in the chest voi...

March 13, 2015


We make vocal sound by allowing breath from our lungs  to set the vocal folds into vibration, creating a small, buzzy sound. We shape that into what we (and others) hear as our voice. There’s lots of reasons to relax into this. 


If there’s any tightness or rigidi...

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