“teaching”

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 […]
2012-04-01
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Beware the “method”!

My teacher Cornelius Reid used to warn budding teachers, “There are as many singing methods as there are singers.” He meant, I believe, that 1) people […]
2010-10-25

Book Review: Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code: Intriguing neurobiology, disastrous and illogical conclusions

One of my students recently recommended that I take a look at Daniel Coyle’s book (Bantam Dell, 2009), The Talent Code: Greatness isn’t born.  It’s grown. […]
2010-08-30

Levels of Intervention

As a youngster, I was a bit of a smart-aleck.  One of my sisters would ask me a perfectly legitimate question: “Do you know where my […]
2010-07-18

Coming this fall — new teaching format!

Hello, dear readers.  I’m back from Fire Island, where, as planned, I did nothing much other than rest and take the dogs for romps on the […]
2010-07-10
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How to elicit students’ vowel awareness

Wow—has it really been a month since my last posting?  It’s ironic, but since I started blogging and otherwise increasing my web presence as a teacher, […]
2010-05-21

The Danielle Principle

My student Danielle had the opportunity a few days ago to take a lesson with her former voice teacher. It seems to have been a real […]
2010-04-26

My lessons are going so well — why can’t I sing that well in my songs?

Singing even a simple song is a act of incredible complexity.  You have to produce a well-coordinated tone on pitches that change frequently, often jumping around […]
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