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Ava Preston Wins Two Downbeat Magazine Awards 

Congratulations to my student Ava Preston for winning in two categories in Downbeat Magazine's 2018 Student Music Awards:  Vocal Jazz Soloist (Junior High School) and Blues/Pop/Rock Soloist (Junior High School). She got a nice write-up in the magazine, too. That's a pretty great achievement when you're only thirteen! Ava is an extraordinary singer, remember her name. 

 

I Gave a Group Voice Lesson to Eighty People 

I had a blast giving an introductory voice lesson to everyone at the Berkeley Breakfast Club last month. I wasn't sure if everyone would participate since this group includes members of all ages and from every walk of life-- but they all stood up and made funny sounds when I asked them to, and they sounded great on the final song. At 8AM. What a fun way to start a visit to my home town.

Singers: What To Do if You Have No Voice (Laryngitis) 

Tis' the season for chest colds and laryngitis, I went through a bout of this before the holidays. I just posted a new video about this topic, it's on Youtube and the video sInging tips page of this site.
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