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New Blog Post: My Visit to a Physical Therapist for Singers 

It's touted as a sometimes miraculous method for helping singers. I've never been to one and I wasn't experiencing vocal problems, but I wanted to find out what happens at a session and if it made a difference in my singing. Here's my report.

 

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.

New songs added to Sing Harmonies iPhone App! 

Need to find your inner Mama or Papa? We've just produced and added eight more songs to the app, all available via in-app purchase. The songs include California Dreamin', Bridge Over Troubled Water, Swing Low Sweet Chariot, Peaceful Easy Feeling, and four more. I'm singing the alto part on all of them. Detailed info on all of the app songs is here,
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