Take Care of Your Voice Through Proper Training

Not everyone is born with a perfect vocal instrument. Most great singers with long careers, with tremendous natural talent, become that way through having great vocal coaching, musical training, careful study, hard work, and the ability to be disciplined in their lifestyle. Even with natural talent, it’s very easy to…

Don’t Leave Your Voice in the Practice Room!

When I was a young opera student in college, music and singing were my life. I loved to sing and practice new repertoire, easily practicing at least two hours every day, learning new songs and perfecting opera roles. This was easy for me to do. I was young and…

Spring Vacation is Here – Time to Pause, Reflect and Prepare!

Spring break is coming up for some of my students, and I’d like you all to remember to continue daily vocal practice! Especially during the Spring Break, as that’s when you’ll unwind and feel more relaxed. It’s best to practice when you are fully rested anyway! Building up your…

Comparing Popular Singing Competitions to Opera Singers Training

TV shows such as @TheVoice & @AmericanIdol prove having real vocal talent is a gift everyone wants to have, and everyone enjoys receiving! I’m all for TV shows that promote young singers. What concerns me is the tremendous hype that each singer is subjected to – both in terms…

How Vocal Magic Happens for Women Singers

My book for women singers, “Sopranos Are Not Pianos – How vocal magic happens for women singers,” should be published and ready by April 11, 2015.  In the book, I discuss some of the ways my VOGA methods have helped students recover their voices. I’ve designed my VOGA™ warm…

How Vocal Training Will Benefit You

Being a singer isn’t as easy as we professional singers make it look. Last week, my focus was on the basic qualities and musical foundation needed for a singing career. However, as a holistic vocal coach, I believe that everyone benefits from vocal training, and should get some soon!…