Tips & Ideas

Tagged with Opera
03/21/2017 - 3:24pm by LianaLanSingStudios
Allow yourself enough time before your "entrance" to check your grooming: HAIR should look like you've combed it, not like you just tumbled out of bed What you WEAR should be appropriate to... Read More
03/28/2015 - 5:55pm by HagenD
About fifteen years ago, I ceased teaching composition pupils in a traditional academic setting. Of course, I still give private lessons and master classes, but faculty meetings and curriculum... Read More
01/15/2014 - 3:32pm by nickbass35
Practicing is important with any instrument, because practice makes students better. Without practicing students do not progress. It is like training musicals at the gym. If you go to the gym... Read More
07/22/2013 - 2:15pm by BaroquePearl
Music speaks to our souls. And it is absolutely wonderful when we can not just be listeners, but "speakers" of the souls by becoming "music makers". However it is like many other things in life, your... Read More
07/13/2013 - 10:09am by ghena
Greatness lives and shines in live performances. I am a fan of "live" both in concerts and recorded live. The word 'authenticity' is big and overused. Without getting philosophical, it is a huge... Read More
02/28/2013 - 11:29am by ghena
Be inspired. I've known Joyce since she was an opera student at AVA. She heard plenty of NOs then, but knew she could learn. She heard lots of NOs thereafter, for the next eight years or so, but... Read More
02/06/2013 - 4:27pm by melisma
I, your teacher am really your consultant. You come and we try various things out until we find just the right combination of muscle habits for you to work on, that right combination that gives you... Read More
12/22/2012 - 9:05am by ghena
Most opera singers spend majority of time singing in Italian, French and German. They work with diction coaches, vocal coaches and take formal language classes. Russian is in its own category.... Read More
11/18/2012 - 11:16pm by ghena
All my voice students are professional singers. A few years ago I began an informal experiment with my vocal students at Curtis and AVA. I asked each singer to replace traditional Italian dynamic... Read More
10/28/2012 - 6:43pm by NEHarris
Experiment: Try slumping and singing. Now stand tall, as if someone were lifting you by your hair. Compare. We have to be able to breathe well and to have no external tension in order to sing well.... Read More