Listen up

Listen up (sourced on Snappa. com, Feb. 8, 2024) When considering listening, I need to be mindful of what I say and how I say it. It’s so easy to imagine our thoughts and ideas are being clearly communicated, because we understand what we mean. But each one of...

Baby vs. Bathwater

Baby vs. Bathwater (sourced on Snappa.com, Feb. 1, 2024) We hosted a guest voice class from one of our most prominent and successful alumni the other day, Jane Archibald (check her out! janearchibald.com), and she provided our students with some wonderful insights and...

Taking up space

All the colours of the rainbow (taken on Hallowe’en, October 31, 2023) This week a big theme in my voice studio has been allowing oneself to Be Large. Regardless of one’s physical size, it’s a fact that for many of us, the idea of taking up space is...

When words are not enough

From “Heartbreak” by David Whyte There is a saying in vocal pedagogy circles that when words are not enough, we sing. And then in CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) pedagogy, they add “when singing is not enough, we belt. When belting is not enough,...

The journey inward

When I first began this blog in 2019, it was my intention to delve into the connection of a singer to themselves. Over many years of guiding singers on their path, while travelling my own journey alongside them, I increasingly recognized the intimate exchange between...