How to take in information

Your mind is designed to keep you safely where you are. Pay attention to your thoughts as you are reading (like this post!) or listening to […]

A new collaboration

I’m excited to be expanding into a new type of teaching this year. My colleague Peter Jacobson and I—both teachers of Alexander Technique who work with […]

Warning to self after a great lesson

Hey there, dude. You know that thing that you learned in today’s lesson? That big thing that made all the difference? Just wanted you to realize: […]

Getting myself lost

If I did this, you’d think I was an idiot: Say I called you up and wanted to know how to get to Madison Square Garden. […]
Cornelius Reid

Listening is the key

Cornelius Reid was fond of saying about voice lessons, “We are primarily engaged in ear training here.” I presumed for years that I knew what he […]

Hard or easy. It’s your choice.

Want to make it really hard to improve your singing? Here are the top 2 ways you can create interference during your lessons:


Transforming an old thought pattern

“Could you fit me in this week? I have a performance coming up soon and I need a lesson!” Today I got this message from a […]

The not-so-insignifant tailbone

The human pelvis, seen from above. The back of the body is on top, the front, on bottom. (The spine, if pictured, would come up from […]

Wisdom for your soul (and your soles)

In our culture, we tend to be obsessed with time—with how long things take to accomplish and with how to speed up that process. I often […]