Category Archives: Vocal Resources

SOVT, Vocal Development, and…Straws??

Hello everyone! I recently had a student with an emergency situation: she woke up with no voice! This is a little girl (11) who might as well have been born on the stage — she sings all the time! And … Continue reading

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Article: Teacher NOSE Best – dealing with nasality in singing.

An excellent article  from the “Vocal Process” blog, written by Jeremy Fisher, on how to remove that gross nasal sound from your choir or soloist. http://vocalprocess.co.uk/nasality-in-singing/ Enjoy!

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Article: Protecting Children’s Voices.

Also from the same website as my previous post, written by Maestro David L. Jones. http://www.voiceteacher.com/children_article/children.html Some excerpted information from this article:   Abusive Practices in the Child’s Voice: 1. Heavy belting: taking chest voice higher than is healthy. 2. … Continue reading

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Article: Damaging Vocal Technique

In doing some research for voice lessons, I found this useful article on The Voice Teacher website, written by David Jones: http://www.voiceteacher.com/damaging.html The article includes such topics as flat tongued singing, jaw forward, breathy singing, belting, etc. Please check it … Continue reading

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Vocal Focus: Sight-Reading and Vocalise Books

While my teaching adventures in the private lesson world focus mainly on clarinet and piano, I have begun including voice lessons due to high demand for them withing the studio. (I also have a saxophone student!) In an effort to … Continue reading

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Vocal Resources – Links

Vocal Resources Your Accompanist: http://www.youraccompanist.com/piano-accompaniments Teaching Music Through Performance in Choir: http://www.teachingmusic.org/tmtp_choir.cfm Florida Vocal Association http://www.fva.net http://www.fva.net/for-directors/ctr/ Useful director resources! Voice placement help will be especially useful. National Association of Teachers of Singing: http://www.nats.org/ Making Music Magazine: http://www.makingmusicmag.com/ Check their … Continue reading

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