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Anna Chepikova performing at the JW Marriott Starr Pass resort in Tucson, AZ

Lesson Tips

I hear this earnest comment all the time. Other variations: "I can't carry a tune to save my life!" "I'm a terrible singer but I always wanted to sing." "You don't want to hear me sing!" and "Are... Read More
If the guitar had only one string, it would be quite easy to understand the mechanics of the guitar fretboard. It would be laid out just like a piano, where the further to the right you go, the... Read More
- Do you make sound with your mouth or with your brain? - What myths about breathing have you picked up from your youthful days in church or school choirs that are hindering your ability to sing on... Read More
Nobody wants to spend forever warming up. We all want to get to the good part - singing songs big and loud and gloriously! But warming up is a necessary part of singing, both for the health of your... Read More
Warming up will ready you for meatier things to come in your musical making experience! Practice long tones, scales and etudes slowly using lots of air BEFORE playing tunes and songs/pieces.... Read More

Articles

"Should I sing in the next voice recital?" I often get asked. The answer is a resounding' "Yes!" Why Sing for my Voice Studio's Recital? There are many benefits! - An Opportunity to Share... Read More
While some people might think that they are naturally good or naturally bad at singing, there are many techniques singers learn to produce their best sound. Singers must spend time practicing various... Read More
The answer to the second part of the question is: the answer to the first part. What I mean is this: People often have a mistaken assumption about what the singer (Christina Aguilera, Kelly... Read More
Over the course of coaching various clients from beginners who have little sense of pitch to advanced singers who lost their sense of direction, creativity and confidence, one thing we singers must... Read More
I once heard that most people die “with music in their heart”. On hearing this statement I felt a strong urge to do something. Being a cello instructor in New York City, who specializes in... Read More