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Find Your Voice at Sage Music
May 27, 2018

Finding Your Voice With Voice Lessons About two months ago, I began working with a new student. During our trial lesson,…

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Improving Your Singing Voice Part 1: Singing Posture
January 28, 2015

Singing Posture Welcome to the Sage Music eLearning series. In this video series, I’m going to take you through some basic principles…

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Operetta: A Stepping Stone to Opera
May 1, 2013

Americans have a great love for musical theatre, however many people are wary about delving into the more complex world of…

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Singing While Sick: Tips for Dealing with Illness
April 11, 2013

Singing While Sick Have to sing, but feeling under the weather? While a piano or clarinet cannot be struck by a…

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Teaching Integrity
April 2, 2013

The life of a music teacher can be difficult.  I remember when I first started teaching nearly 15 years ago. I…

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How Young Is Too Young For Voice Lessons?
April 1, 2013

How Young Is Too Young For Voice Lessons? Many parents are surprised when I tell them that I usually do not…

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What is Falsetto Singing in the Male Voice?
February 28, 2013

In the male singing voice, there is a technical aspect known as falsetto singing, which I have received a number of…

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What is Belting?
February 4, 2013

What is Belting?   How many times have you heard the phrase, “she was really belting out that song!” (or something…

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The Passaggio: An Important Part of the Singing Voice
January 24, 2013

In my previous blog, I discussed the presence of different vocal registers in the singing voice. These were broken down into…

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Vocal Registers (aka “what’s with the break in my voice?”)
January 17, 2013

Many people who study voice (or who have simply sung and paid attention) have noticed that they experience sensations in different…

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Maintaining a Healthy Singing Voice- Tips for Winter (and other) Weather
December 22, 2012

Maintaining a Healthy Singing Voice Tips for Winter (and other) Weather As the cold weather season approaches, we singers have to…

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Breathing Muscles and Singing
November 15, 2012

Breathing Muscles and Singing - How do they work? As mentioned in my previous blog post, breathing is the foundation for... Read More
Breathing for Singing: Breath as a Cycle
November 8, 2012

A key element to remember in breathing for singing is that breathing is a cycle. There is no stopping point, no end or beginning, but an ongoing, continued process that should never be interrupted. The interchange of intake and expulsion of breath make up this cycle.

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Muscular tension and the three types of neural tissue.
June 7, 2011

It might not seem so at the moment, but understanding this material is going to make you a much faster learner,…

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