Train your mind, train your voice

Train your mind, train your voice

Singers train, and train … and train. Spending hours in the practice room, however, is not a guarantee of progress. If we practice without mindfulness, we can become tired and frustrated, potentially practicing bad habits, both physical and mental. As master...

Mixed-Belt technique: The Missing Link!

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback on my Facebook video post about the mixed-belt technique so I want to continue the conversation so more people can understand better what I’m sharing. Over the past couple years I’ve been surprised at the number of students...

More on mixed-belt singing technique vs. classical

Hello Friends!  As promised, here is the start of an explanation of the difference between mixed-belt technique and classical technique, and of what mixed-belt technique makes possible for popular and musical-theatre singers. Questions?
Mixed-belt vs Classical technique? Or both together!

Mixed-belt vs Classical technique? Or both together!

Last week one of my students and I were discussing in what direction he should take his training. He has worked on the West End in London and has been admitted to one of the top musical theatre programs in New York. He’d had some advice, however, that he should...
Building faith

Building faith

“Continuity of practice is the secret of success.” S.N. Goenka I’ve been reading Sharon Salzberg’s book on faith as I’ve been examining my own in regards to my work, my relationships, and my spiritual life. I was drawn to the book after...

High Performance Mindset Training for Singers

We all know that we need to train our voices and our bodies to sing, but what about our minds. Thanks to my friends at the Brink of Midnight Podcast I was introduced to Michael Gervais and his high performance mindset training. Please watch this video for many nuggets...
The best lessons in singing come from teaching

The best lessons in singing come from teaching

Over the years as I’ve worked as a singer and songwriter, I’ve also had the privilege to teach. My students in Stockholm, New York, and Wilmington, DE, have been a joy to work with, and it’s been a thrill to see them thrive. Some of my students sing...
Vote for Adam & Iva on Funny or Die!

Vote for Adam & Iva on Funny or Die!

“CLICK HERE: Make America the Beautiful Again” Music Video on FUNNY OR DIE! Been hiding under my pillows for the past few months hiding from the national chaos. My compatriot Adam Ollendorff dragged me out to write comedy songs as catharsis. Here’s...
Catching up!

Catching up!

Okay, it’s been about a year since my last post. I am thinking about the sloth (#12) in the buzzfeed post “33 animals that are disappointed in you.” To my credit, my Instagram and Facebook pages have been my blog. (Yeah yeah…) This year has...

New video for “Just Enough” directed by David Norbut

We are very excited to premier the video for “Just Enough”, one of the songs from “Leap” that has been played on NPR and tastemaker stations around the country. In the first week we passed 1,000 views and we’re still counting. Please...