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February 22, 2018

Whether you are auditioning for your next school recital, a talent competition, a theatre production, a television show, college, a choir, etc., you have the best chance of being considered if you walk in knowing exactly what you are going to do, and how you are going to do it. And this is going to take ample preparation and practice. That way you are going to feel confident walking into your audition, and it is going to show!

So let us take a good  look at what it really means to be "prepared".

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December 5, 2017

When a new student comes to his/her first lesson, one of the most frequent answers to the question, "Why are you seeking voice training?", is that the singer wants to learn how to sing high(er) and/or loud(er). That is understandable; audiences react strongly to high & loud singing, and it has been very prevalent in popular music for decades. In fact, it has become synonymous with "great singing ability". Some singers can do this naturally, but most singers who want to have...

November 11, 2017

A child walks into his first piano lesson and plays nothing but musical nonsense on his first attempt at making his fingers coax a melody out of the black and white keys. Do you think to yourself, “Wow, this kid has no talent whatsoever, he should give it up!”, or “I wonder how good he will be a year from now?” So what’s up with the bias towards beginning singers? Why do we assume, quite immediately, that the inability to sing a tune well means that the beginning singer has no talent whatsoeve...

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