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Sound Advice #4 – Tension & Elasticity

Vivien Mackie, an Alexander Technique teacher who as a young woman studied cello with the great Pablo Casals, quoted him as saying "we are elastic," that elasticity in the body is key to free movement. This applies to the singer too. Good singers and speakers know that "supporting" their voice with their abdominal muscles helps [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Sound Advice|0 Comments

Sound Advice #5 – When Should Kids Start Voice Lessons?

When I first started teaching, I abided by the dictum held by many traditional voice teachers that a child should not start voice lessons until their teens, after their vocal folds have developed, usually at around 13 years of age. It is thought that a child cannot truly learn vocal “technique” because of the vocal [...]

By | September 2nd, 2016|Sound Advice|0 Comments