Category Archives: Teaching Private Lessons

Kids’ Broadway Songbook

I love this book! I discovered it at the studio in a stack of books they had for sale, and I love it! This is a wonderful resource for any vocal teacher who is looking for songs with an appropriate … Continue reading

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7 Tips for saving Money on Music!

Hello everyone! Check out this post for some excellent tips on saving money on sheet music. Some things I do personally: Only buy copies of books you know you will use frequently. For me, this is usually the primer level … Continue reading

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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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String Scale Books

Hello readers! As music teachers and students of music you have probably come to realize how much you don’t know (or how little college actually teaches you). I absorb new information regularly, but there is really no substitute for experience. … Continue reading

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My Next Adventure: Lessons and Housewifery

Well, I did it. I quit. I was teaching middle school, and most of the time it was a reasonably good experience. Except when it wasn’t. This past year I taught two classes each of chorus and orchestra (what I … Continue reading

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10 Things You Should Do BEFORE Your Child Starts Piano Lessons

Check out this excellent article by Elissa Milne. Click Here to read it. I would also add to this list: 11. Make sure your child knows the difference between high/low and loud/soft. You wouldn’t believe the number of students who … 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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