Michael Hanko

2019-02-23

Finding your way in

The hardest part of working out is, for me, getting started. But once I’ve dragged my complaining butt to the gym, I simply—— I was about to […]
2019-02-11

How to never fail at anything

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” ― Stephen McCranie       Recently I encountered that quote, and, for a […]
2019-02-09

Practicing is not a voice lesson!

Think of the different situations in which you may find yourself singing: • in a lesson • in your practice room • in a performance • […]
2019-01-26

How to use your awareness for your own good

If there’s a core concept underlying all my teaching, it’s awareness. If you simply pay attention, I tell my students, to what’s going on in this […]
2018-10-21

Working out some linguistic kinks

I love to work. I love working in my balcony garden, working in my kitchen, working on composing song lyrics, working with my students on discovering […]
2018-09-05

What should I do with my pelvic floor?

This post is in response to questions from a reader named Jeff: I’m always a tad bewildered/beleaguered by degree of pelvic floor (ie lower ab) engagement, […]
2018-05-19

My voice teacher superpower

You probably are super-skilled in ways that you don’t even notice, because it’s just how you are. Other people notice these skills and admire you for […]
2018-05-17

Last night’s class: a powerful paradox, free vowels, a new art form

On May 16th, at my weekly master class, we continued to explore a vocal paradox we’ve been discussing a lot lately: In order for your voice […]
2018-04-27

A historic lesson

My voice teacher, Donna Reid, and I felt as though we had made history at my voice lesson today. Together, we arrived at a higher level […]
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