Guest Contributor Cate Frazier-Neely: The Energy of the Singing Impetus

It is my great pleasure to present this guest blog post by my colleague Cate Frazier-Neely. She has been a long time supporter of this blog and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to share her ideas with my readership. Her interest in the impetus to sing is an area that is not always [...]

Percentage Play in “Petto”

My work in the studio this week has added in a fun exercise taken from Pamelia S. Phillips's humorous and very practical book Singing Exercises for Dummies, published by Wiley Press. This light-hearted book, while named tongue-in-cheek as part of the "Dummies" series of books, is a tremendously useful and PRACTICAL pedagogical resource for the [...]

Frederick Root: A Cross-Trainer from the Past

As I get older, I'm becoming less dogmatic. Perhaps my youth is wearing away and I don't feel the need to be as naively egotistical and self-assured as I was then. There's so much I still don't know. Additionally, I don't feel I'm in a position to defend anyone else's ideas or work - they [...]