I've had so much fun lately wearing my teaching hat to work with singers everywhere--my newest student is in Kuwait! Then I put on my artist hat to do interviews to promote my new album 13 Women, songs inspired by women from US history. It was released 3/5/21 in honor of Women's History Month.
I've taken a break from working on my next album 13 Women to arrange and produce twelve new songs to add to the Sing Harmonies App--the songs include Seven Bridges Road, Shallow, Sound of Silence, and What a Beautiful Name. They'll be available via in-app purchase mid-summer.
I've learned a few new vocal healing methods since The Vocal Recovery Warmup was released, so I just updated the ebook. The 2019 updated ebook will download automatically if you purchase the method. If you purchased the warmup via this site sometime in the past contact me and I'll send you the updated ebook for free.
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.
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 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.
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.
This last week I’ve Skyped singing lessons with singers in Knoxville, New York City, Buenos Aires, and on the other side of Nashville. Skype does have it’s limits. but I’ve worked out some very tricky technical problems and some pretty subtle delivery issues with singers who are far away. Plus, my dogs love it because they can be in my teaching room while I’m Skypeing. More info here