2010-03-08

Sing greener

In an unspoiled natural ecosystem (surely there are some left in remoter parts of our planet) species coexist in a finely tuned balance.  Change happens—species may […]
2010-03-07

Conscious control vs reflex response

In working on a short article for submission to Classical Singer magazine,  I’ve reached an impasse in my thinking.  Before I can continue writing my article, I […]
2010-03-03

Taking part in your own learning process

In the kind of healing work I do (including Voice-Enhancing Bodywork), one of my core challenges is discovering where in the client’s body to concentrate my […]
2010-03-01

The advantage of self-discovery

My student J. L., perhaps more than anyone else I’ve even known, is a master of meta-thinking.  That is, he thinks very cleverly about his thinking. […]
2010-02-28

Trusting your teacher

I taught a lesson yesterday to an accomplished classical soprano with over six decades of singing experience.  Despite her high level of expertise and her longtime […]
2010-02-26

Stretching: the truth (part 1)

Stretching can be as formalized and challenging as a yoga pose: Or as simple and mindless as what you do to accompany your first yawn of […]
2010-02-25

Another benefit of the Alexander Technique

In re-reading my last posting, I realized that I had identified another benefit for studying the Alexander Technique—one that I have not seen expressed before or […]
2010-02-23

Why warm up?

Do you warm up before singing?  Before exercising? Do you have a specific intention behind your warm-ups?  If so, how well does your warm-up regimen fulfill […]
2010-02-22

Warming up to my topic

Here in NYC, the temperatures have started creeping up a little, bringing a welcome end to the weeks-long cold snap during which the temperature rarely exceeded […]
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