Mancini and the Messa di Voce

I shall do everything, nonetheless, for the love of studious youths, to introduce the love of this exercise, and hatred for presumption, into their souls.Giambattista Mancini If you read the oldest texts on singing, (roughly 1500s to 1820s), you will be immediately struck by the lack of detailed discussion on breathing, or the manner in [...]

Night of the Living Chest Voice

Lesson dialogue from a recent lesson: Me: So, I see you're working up a lot of Musical Theater repertoire for auditions. That's terrific! Student: Yeah, I love music theater! I really want to pursue it. I just love (insert any recent musical here). Me: Fantastic! So, let's get started in a warm up and we'll [...]