Tagged with Singing
02/06/2016 - 1:50pm by esbruner
One very good thing about the classical music environment is that there is a high value on the discipline of practice. Structure, organization, and practice with specific, measurable goals are very... Read More
08/23/2015 - 9:18pm by Sarrett
Most people believe that you must possess a special talent to sing. I have found to my delight in over 16 years of teaching experience that this really isn't true. So with that in mind, I would like... Read More
07/29/2014 - 3:08pm by jantspen
In the voice studio, there are many times that the sound coming our of mouths ends up being more Dingo than Domingo- and that is o.k. This little post is here to serve as an encouragement to those... Read More
07/13/2014 - 10:20pm by susananders
"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
10/06/2013 - 6:24am by ghena
I haven't had the opportunity to hear cellist Gregor Piatigorsky (1903-1976) in a live concert. A good colleague of mine attended his concerts and described a scene where this big Russian man would... Read More
07/10/2013 - 4:36pm by Deboraleb
When a person decides to begin the journey of learning an instrument, whether piano, guitar, or any other, he usually understands that there will be a required amount of time to invest into the... Read More
04/16/2013 - 9:29pm by susananders
There are many facets to singing as most music educators know. Breath support, posture, and communication of the song are the most important. Does the average person know about these things as well... Read More
03/11/2013 - 1:13pm by ghena
MET competition winners from Philadelphia include Soprano Sydney Mancasola (AVA), bass-baritone Musa Ngqungwana (AVA) and bass-baritone Brandon Cedel (Curtis). I work with all three artists, so yes,... Read More
03/04/2013 - 2:01pm by ghena
This is where it gets interesting. Met Grand Finals concert is really not about winning the competition. It is about getting on industry radar. Opera companies' bosses around the country are... Read More
03/03/2013 - 4:35pm by ghena
It is a treat when a famed stage director Tito Capobianco brings his magic to AVA. On the first hearing, I discovered a moving and beautiful opera by Massenet. Yes, as AVA faculty I am bias, but... Read More