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
“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,
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
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
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.”
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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