Find your natural
voice and maintain it!
|Vocal Tip of the Month!
flies, doesn't it?! Everybody was busy celebrating including myself
therefore, I will keep this one short and sweet! It is important at this
point to go back a little on what we have learnt to refresh our memory.
Click on the links below to access my 2008 past newsletters.
Please browse through previous issues briefly and stop to review concepts
that you feel are the most challenging to you:
please do not hesitate to e-mail me if you need clarification or help on any of
the topics I discussed this year. It's always my pleasure to help :)
10 Ways to Start 2009 on a Vocally Positive Note
10) Expect complete silence during direct teaching. Don't raise the volume of your voice unnecessarily.
9) Warm-up your voice daily.
8) Keep your vocal cords hydrated by drinking lots of water.
7) Watch your stature. Stand up straight!
6) Breathe deeply always from the bottom up of your lungs.
5) Engage your diaphragm to support your breath and consequently your voice.
4) Speak and sing in "the mask".
2) Be kind to yourself! Allow mistakes and persevere.
1) Have FUN with your singing and speaking voice!
|Inspiring Quotes and Stories...
New Year's Resolutions
you are still experiencing problems with your speaking or singing
voice, please review the 10 ways to start 2009 on a vocally positive
note in the interesting facts colum to the right of this page and
choose an area of focus that you feel might be particularly pertinent
to you. Make time into your schedule to practice exercises that
will develop a specific ability or take time to reflect daily
about how you have been handling your challenges. With a little
conviction and consistency nothing is out of reach. You can
Yourself in the Classroom
I wish all of you and your families the very best. Thank you so
much for taking the time to read this newsletter and sending me your
feedback. I truly appreciate it! I have readers from all
over Canada and the United States but also the UK, France, Australia,
Japan, Israel, Russia and many other far places! I feel blessed
to be able share my passion about the voice with so many of you.
I also want to give special thanks to Jaime Vendera, my mentor
close friend and to my editor Meagan ?? for kindly proof reading my
promptly every month. Please continue to let your colleagues,
singer friends or anybody else that you feel might benefit from my
newsletter and website know about "Voice Yourself". Youa re
making a difference! All right, time to rise my glass to you all