Health & Technique

Finding Balance in Mental, Spiritual, Physical, and Emotional Health

Caring for your mental health alone isn’t sufficient for well-being as a singer—it is one piece of the puzzle. Read in this personal essay one singer’s story of finding balance in mental, spiritual, physical, and emotional health in the midst of personal turmoil, chronic illness, and the career challenges those difficulties yielded.

Checking In: Mental and Emotional Well-Being in Singers

Mental and emotional health is often tied to a singer’s identity. Learn how singers have managed the detrimental aspects of their career through therapy, positive self-talk, and the healing power of music.

Managing Audition Anxiety

Audition anxiety is a major factor for many singers. Learn here how seasoned professionals handled their audition anxiety and built confidence and perspective through mindfulness and other techniques.

Dr. Jahn: Nasal Sensitivity, Dental Implants, and More

Dr. Jahn answers questions from singers about the connection between sensation in the nasal area and lack of vibrato and the pros and cons of a recommended dental implant. If you have a question for the doctor, e-mail him at

I Don’t Really Feel Like Singing Right Now

Yesterday, sitting in my little house alone, I stared down the void of Zoom, teaching young singers how to modify vowels.  When I finished teaching, I went into my kitchen

Understanding the Singing Voice: Anatomy or Imagery?

Are you left brained or right brained? Most of us are familiar with the distinction: right brained is intuitive, imaginative, and abstract while left brained is concrete and analytic. The

Crossover Corner : How Do I Know When I'm in the Danger Zone?

any classical singers are curious about crossover styles but tentative to truly explore other genres. Read on for how to establish best practices in mix/belt styles and to recognize any

Ask Dr. Jahn

Dr. Jahn answers questions from singers about why acid reflux would flare up after 10 years of no symptoms, what to do for large polyps in both nostrils, and how to treat an ear that chronically plugs during sleep. If you have a question for the doctor, e-mail him at

The Doctor Is In: Ask Dr. Jahn – Vocal Fold Hemorrhage

Dr. Anthony Jahn answers questions each month for CS Music. If you have a question, email How big is the risk of vocal fold hemorrhage when taking high concentration ibuprofen

The Singer’s Library – Different Strokes for Different Folks

Previous books from the So You Want to Sing series that have been featured in this column have covered genres ranging from jazz to country to sacred music. The already

It’s All About HOW You Practice

It’s incredibly common to hear the phrase “practice makes perfect,” but did you know there’s better and worse ways to practice? Whether you’ve been singing all your life, or are

The Dilemma For Cross Over Singers – Part 1

A sad, but typical story from the studio of someone who works with nonclassical singers—part one of two. A woman, somewhere between the ages of 25 to 30, comes into