March 5th, 2013
I have to say that I find this presentation extremely touching. As an artist, we hope to reach the people that will find the same or similar substance in the music that we create the we ourselves do. In the ever changing, and ever rapidly changing landscape of the online music world, Amanda Palmer brings a thought forward about how we as artists can better reach and engage those that enjoy what we do. When anything can be ripped and burned, what is the point any longer of ‘selling’ music, when with social media, we can give it away and ask for help. This talk is interesting at the very least, touching and heart warming, in my opinion.
February 26th, 2013
My latest release from the Live at the Berkeley Piano Club sessions is now live on youtube! Check it out!
In addition, I am proud to announce that I am now an Internationally recognized teacher of voice by the largest voice teaching body in the world, NATS
January 15th, 2013
The latest video from my album, ‘The Atlanticean’ is now available on youtube. Enjoy!
January 10th, 2013
I know my website is about voice teaching, but the voice is hardly the only place that one can find inspiration. I found this version of Bohemian Rhapsody recently, and had to share it here. His playing is subtle and agile in all respects, and the performance is as emotionally satisfying as it is technically impressive. I might also add, his arrangement is wonderful as well, incorporating both melodic and harmonic elements in good measure. Enjoy!
December 4th, 2012
This youtube tutorial discusses and has exercises to work on developing consistent resonance between all vowel sounds. Part 1 is pitched appropriate for male chest vocals, part 2 can be used as passagio practice for male vocals, or chest voice for female vocals.
November 14th, 2012
As part of the continuing series of free voice lessons I’m publishing to youtube, I’ve done one discussing a simple vocalisation exercise and how it applies to songs that need work. Enjoy!
October 24th, 2012
This is one of those things that I’ve been meaning to do for a long time, and never really found the format for how I wanted to do it. I tried doing audio lessons, briefly, but didn’t really feel like they conveyed all the information I wanted to convey, and they were really labor intensive.
This first lesson is the beginning of a series of concise free lessons that I’ll be posting to youtube. They’re meant to be very to the point with brief descriptions and very focused topics. The Lip Trill is an exercise that gets used extensively by voice teachers to help clients expand their range, track how well they’re managing airflow, and work on musical ideas while saving their voice. It’s my pleasure to kick this off with a tutorial working on it.
October 9th, 2012
Our October newletter is now available for viewing here:
Features a general music theory/study website, vocal inspiration via A-Ha, and a piece of audio equipment that is reasonably priced and extremely high quality!
August 29th, 2012
As part of the series ‘Live at the Berkeley Piano Club’ the second video is now available online. Please enjoy ‘Sarah’ from the album, Somewhere in the Fade.
August 20th, 2012
The greatest teachers I’ve ever studied with, were also some of the greatest performers I’ve ever heard, and so I’ve always believed teaching and performing to go hand in hand. It was in that spirit that I organized the video production and recording of the live album, ‘Live at the Berkeley Piano Club’ for July 6 and 7. Over two days myself, Danah Olivetree, and Matt Beardsley and his film crew recorded and filmed nine songs, plus a tenth out take that will also be released. The takes were done live, no overdubbing, no cutting and pasting, essentially, no studio magic. Songs that were formerly larger in arrangement were re-arranged for piano, voice and cello, or just piano and voice. Sea Sponge is the first of the nine releases, I hope you enjoy.