Shoulder Girdle Movements and Singing

The shoulder girdle movements and singing share an important relationship. Shoulders are complex entities that move in multiple different ways. Yet many of us habitually move our shoulders in only two or three ways, and that can lead to imbalances in muscular development and may cause vocal problems. Here’s an image of some of the […]

Intentional Exhalation

Approximately one year ago, I completely changed my focus about breathing and air support for singing. For years, I’d been completely caught up in what my body was doing as I was inhaling. Was my throat open? Was my body free? Did I get enough breath for this next phrase? No was usually the answer to […]

Neck Strengthening Exercises

Many of our problems in singing come from muscular imbalance. The muscles in the neck and collarbones are often neglected, yet their ability to contract and relax in a coordinated fashion is directly related to producing a free vocal tone. Here are a series of exercises that, when executed properly, will ease tension in the […]

Learning to Exhale

Learning to Exhale I invite you to entertain a new perspective on breathing and air support for singing by learning to exhale. How often do we hear instructions on how to breathe in voice lessons? “Lift your chest!” Expand your ribs!” “Open your throat!” What other common pieces of advice on breathing and support for […]

Breathing IS Acting Workshop

Breathing IS Acting: Voice your magnificence! Few actors tap into the tremendous power of the breath in their acting. The practical workshop Breathing IS Acting: Voice your magnificence! teaches you to understand and use the interplay between the two. You learn powerful breathing and voice techniques. You apply them immediately to your acting. You make […]