Health & Technique

Changing Your Habits

How long does it take to wake up to the fact that what we’re doing isn’t working?   I’m talking about how we all keep doing things the way we’re

Being Responsible For Your Education!

“You have to do a thousand things one percent better, not just do one thing a thousand percent better. It’s doing the little things well, being on time for meetings,

Knowing Your Value

At a workshop at Manhattan School of Music, two recent alumni spoke about the challenges and surprises they faced in transitioning from students to professionals.   They each described how

What's Your Equation for Success?

Have you seen 20 Feet from Stardom? Directed by Morgan Neville, a fantastic documentary about some of this country’s top backup singers. I’ve seen it now twice in Boston and

Don't Avoid the Hills

One of my all-time favorite movies is “The Princess Bride”. In this classic fairy tale saga one of the antagonists, Vizzini, declares to the captured Princess, “Life is pain, Princess.”

The Hope of Achieving Greatness

There’s something exciting about September 1.   The unofficial beginning of Fall. A new school year. The end of summer heat. The nostalgia of our glorious (or not-so-glorious) high school

Risk Taker or Taking a Chance. Which are you?

Hope your summer was a refreshing and productive as mine. It’s nice to be back. I was thinking about this particular subject, risk or change, all summer and wanted to

Overcoming the Morning Voice

You’ve had a big night out, either singing or just socializing, and you wake up the next morning with “no voice.” While most singers need to warm up the voice

Ten Tips for a Healthy Voice

After 30 years of treating professional singers, from students to opera stars, Dr. Anthony Jahn (a Board-certified otolaryngologist and a regular writer for Classical Singer magazine) has come to the

When Life Taps You on the Shoulder

10,000 hours.   That’s a lot of hours.   1,428 days of school. 2,500 football games. 20,000 episodes of The Big Bang Theory.   Like I said, a lot hours.

Eating Myself Sick – Dealing with Acid Reflux

By the end of the spring semester of 2012, my voice was trashed. With a full voice studio, two lecture classes, and a busy performance schedule, my voice was completely

How Do You Define "Success"?

Earlier this month I ran in the Hobbler Half Marathon through picturesque Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville, UT. 800 or so of my closest running friends and I glided down