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Structured Muck

24 May

I went to a singing-focused Fitzmaurice Voicework workshop in New York last weekend, and wouldn’t you know it – I learned something. Each person had an individual coaching in front of the rest of the group. When it was my turn, I began, comfortably and confidently, to sing my prepared song (Angels, Punks and Raging […]

Ribs: cage or wings?

18 Feb

What do you do with your ribs when you breathe? What if you’re going to speak or sing? When we inhale, the ribs open up and out, expanding the volume of the lungs. This causes air pressure to be lower in the lungs than in the outside world, and air whooshes in. Ideally the abdominal […]

Approaching Liftoff!!

27 Dec

What a difference a year makes! At this time last year I couldn’t have imagined the adventure I’m about to have, and now it’s just a few days before I embark on a life-altering journey into the human voice, becoming a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework. I want to offer my sincere thanks to all […]

Welcome!

10 Dec

Welcome to my lovely new site! To celebrate, all tracks are $25 off until Boxing Day!! I’m excited for you to discover the new ways you can Learn, Sing and Connect with me: -Listen to samples of every learning track! -Explore songs ‘You may also like…’ that match each song by theme, style or arranger […]

Workshop – Sale – Defying Gravity!

18 Oct

Time for a quick update! Still some space available in this weekend’s Free Body, Free Voice workshop in Calgary, AB. Register today! It’s International Contest week!! Let’s celebrate with a sale on learning tracks!! Until Sunday morning, all sets of tracks in the library are $25!! **Email me with your selections ASAP!** Thank you to […]

Uncomfortable? Open up and sing!

03 Oct

October 3, 2012 Something really interesting happened with my chorus at our last rehearsal. We sang through a song that’s always been lyrically challenging, and this time there were a bunch of wrong words and the sound was a bit closed-down, too. I asked them how it felt afterward, and one singer replied, ‘I couldn’t […]

What’s true now?

18 Sep

How do we truly connect with a song? There are lots of wonderful techniques to ‘get into character’ and perform a song. First figure out who you’re talking to, what you want from them, and what’s in the way of you getting what you want, and then decide how to try and get what you […]