Find your natural
voice and maintain it!
If you can, try to take at least 20 minutes in the morning to
warm-up your voice before starting class. The logic behind
this is the same as for althletes. Warming-up muscles
involved in speech and singing and the vocal cords, helps stretching
them to a comfortable level and increases blood flow to these area.
Most importantly, it awakes the brain to appropriate muscle
memory therefore helping the voice function effortlessly
during speech and singing.
The exercises to your left suggested for this month's vocal tip are
Please visit my website for more warm-up suggestions:
Couple of Songs!
As promised, here are a couple of songs I wrote and recorded at home
for fun! Hope you like them :)
Hold On To Me
Thanks for listening!
Yourself in the Classroom
|Inspiring Quotes and Stories...
Secret to be Successful!
interviewed a man that inspires me very much with his skills, his
his drive. If you play guitar, you might be familiar
with his name: Paul Reed Smith from PRS Guitars. He is an
important figure in the music insdustry and recently celebrated the
25th aniversary of PRS Guitars. He builds guitars that are
played by a great variety of artists such as Ali Di Meola, Carlos
Santana, Dave Navarro, Mark Tremonti, Chris Henderson, and the list
goes on and on... During
my interview, I asked him what was the secret to being successful.
His answer was to be happy in his personal life and always
This struck me as a very simple yet wise answer. It
seems obvious but it really isn't... I think that sometimes
we forget that the most influencial aspects of our life are just in
front of our eyes. It amazes me how this is shown as well in
young children as in adults.
|In French, we have a saying:
"Plus ša change, plus c'est pareil (The more
it changes, the
more it's the same)! As an educator, we can
that students with personal or family issues are often disadvantaged in
their learning. They suffer from a lack of support at home
and they can't focus on their work. It's very unfortunate.
By the time we reach adulthood, we tend to repeat the same
mistakes and become our biggest ennemy. Do we ever learn?
To hear the interview in full, click on the link below: