What more?

02 Feb

With deep apologies to my grammatically excellent mother for allowing my preposition to dangle (sorry Mom!), I offer you this question: What more can you let go of? ‘Well, I’ve been learning to release my tongue,’ you say. Or, ‘I’m figuring out how to keep my larynx stable and low.’ These are both fantastic things, […]

The art of distraction

13 Jan

Singing, like many other things (everything?) is best done when fully present in the moment: totally accepting of what’s happening, no judgment. This is a major challenge for nearly everyone I know!! It seems that a lot of anxiety about singing comes from analyzing it, and specifically, analyzing our feelings about it. According to NLP […]

13 Dec

Before you get to the yawning like a lion bit (I know that’s why you’re here!), remember last week when we released our tongues and felt the throat relax, too? Let’s take it a step further. With one hand on your throat and the other on your solar plexus (high abdomen just below your sternum/ribs), […]

Bring your dish

13 Nov

Let’s assume you recognize your own voice as a unique gift and accept it totally. Your voice moves freely through your body, acting as an open conduit for expressing your deepest truth. Your breath moves right down into your low belly – your emotional centre – and sails right up your spine and our your […]

Hold your tongue!

13 Nov

Heard that before? Of course – growing up, there are things that just ‘aren’t said’, and we hold them in by ‘holding our tongues’, quite literally. How often, as a grown up (which I assume most of you are), do you hold your tongue, literally and figuratively? A lot, right? All of that subconscious holding […]

On acceptance

13 Oct

Accepting yourself – and your voice! – as they are right now allows you to relax a bit, and paradoxically, this provides some lubricant for change. Take down the walls of judgment and suddenly there’s a lot more room for movement! Check out these ideas: There is no one in the world who sounds quite […]

A new season

13 Sep

Yes, it’s really Fall now, and not just because the rain has arrived and the days are getting darker and cozier; my child is in Kindergarten. It’s a bit of a shock, but we’re adjusting, and I sure love being able to teach and record during the day. I’m doing a lot of learning tracks […]

Teach, learn, repeat

13 Aug

What a summer! I spent a great weekend teaching at the annual Harmony College Northwest in beautiful Tacoma, Washington in July, and got some rave reviews: ‘Best rhythm class I have ever had’ and ‘Excellent classes and instructor’ were among them. Nice, eh? A week at Harmony University in St. Joseph, Missouri filled up my […]


13 Jun

Wow! I just posted my 100th set of learning tracks on the site!! Thank you so much for your support as I’ve been building my business. Many of you have referred your friends to me, and I really appreciate it. I love making tracks, and I’m so pleased to hear that your choruses and quartets find them […]