Saturday, April 13, 2013


Today's tip: if you are working on a song and you have to go from your chest voice into your head voice ( over your break), try to sing the song the same way each time and "train" your vocal chords to deal with the break transition in the same way each time. Don't sing it one way one time, and then change to your head voice on another note the next time. The transition will become easier to deal with the more you practice it the same way. Hope this makes sense. Any questions, just ask.
(Don't forget to exercise every day. :) )


When a student quits piano or voice for starting a sport, it makes me sad. I know athletics are important, but you can only play softball, etc. for so long. My dad is 89 years old and do you think he plays any sports? No, but he is still singing every day and still loving it! He has joined a wonderful community chorus where he lives and has a 3 hour practice every Monday night. They also perform several times a year. I also have a friend who comes to the assisted living home where I work once a month and plays the piano for the residents. She is in her 80's. Both she and the residents enjoy her concerts. And I am no "spring chicken." I am still teaching voice and piano in my retirement and will continue to as long as my fingers and vocal chords still work. :). So, you can see how performing and loving music can bring you joy all your life. What a wonderful gift God has given us. So, next time you hear a young person talk about giving up playing their instrument or singing, please show them the "big picture." Maybe they will reconsider their choices in life.