HOW TO DEAL WITH CRITICISM vlog Apr 23, 2021

It's hard to be criticized, especially when it's about something very personal, such as your body or your voice. In this video, I share what I've learned over the years about getting and staying in a positive mindset, even when some people don't like what you do.

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Digging out old recordings: L'Elisir d'Amore (Donizetti) live performances Apr 20, 2021

Another one from my archives. This was such a fun production and one of my favorite roles. This is from the last couple of scenes of the first act. Enjoy!

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Digging out old recordings: Ch'il bel sogno (Puccini) live performances Apr 16, 2021

I've been digging around in my archives and found some old recordings that I think you would enjoy. This one is from the opera "La Rondine" by Puccini and a beautiful example of long floating soprano melody-lines.

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THIS IS WHY YOU DON'T GET BETTER singing tips Apr 13, 2021

Knowing what it is that's actually holding you back from getting better is the first step toward solving your problems. Here are some thoughts I would like to share about what I've learned over the course of almost 20 years of teaching and more than 30 years of performing.

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SHOULD YOU TAKE SINGING LESSONS? q&a with freya Apr 09, 2021

Is it even worth it to take lessons? Can you actually learn how to sing if you're not naturally talented? And what if you're already pretty good? Are singing lessons going to do anything for you?
I'm answering all of these questions in this video.

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DON'T LET THEM TELL YOU "NO" singing tips Apr 06, 2021

Has anyone ever said anything that made you doubt if you should even sing? Don't let them tell you "no". Here's why.

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HOW TO SING OPERA: "DEH VIENI, NON TARDAR" (Mozart) from Le Nozze di Figaro singing tips Apr 02, 2021

Susanna sings "Deh vieni, non tardar" in Mozart's opera "Le Nozze di Figaro". It sounds deceptively easy, but is really one of the more challenging pieces to sing beautifully and consistently with spin and resonance.

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Make Your Breathing Sound Amazing breathing Mar 30, 2021

Did you know that breathing isn't just a necessity when you sing, but it can also make your songs sound better? There are some secrets about breathing you may never have thought about that will revolutionize the way you approach singing.

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3-Minute Vocal Warm-up warm-ups Mar 26, 2021

Pressed for time? Yes, it can be done: a warm-up that only takes 3 minutes. If you're focused, you can be efficient and get ready for performance very quickly.

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How To Sing Decrescendo Without Going Flat singing tips Mar 23, 2021

You need dynamics in order to sing with more expressiveness. But how do you crescendo without going flat? Here is the solution to staying on pitch even when you change volume levels.

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Natural Breathing for Better Support breathing Mar 19, 2021

I see so many students struggling with breathing and the concept of dynamic support. They're either too relaxed or too tense. As so often, the truth lies somewhere in the middle.

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CLASSICAL SOPRANOS - How To Sing Higher For Beginners singing tips Mar 16, 2021

One of the most common problems is the high pitches for classical sopranos. They're important but often problematic because they don't have spin and sound/feel tense. Here's how to approach it the right way.

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