Yearly Archives: 2017


The reality of long term relationships When you start playing an instrument, voice, piano, guitar, really any instrument, you are hopefully entering into and going to maintain a long-term relationship with your instrument. My goal as a coach is to maximize the likelihood of students acquiring and retaining music as […]

Music & Long Term Relationships


How do we learn and what is Muscle Memory? You might have heard the term ‘Muscle Memory’ before. It’s quite often used in the context of learning a new skill. It’s not that our muscles really have an active memory. What we do memorize is the kinesthetic coordination of our […]

Muscle Memory and Vocal Practice




Vocal Strain – My Voice is feeling tired and strained Recently I had a question from one reader about Vocal Fatigue, Vocal Strain and what to do when the voice is feeling tired. Vocal fatigue can result from many causes, but when the vocal folds appear normal, fatigue is most often due […]

Vocal Strain and Fatigue



VOCAL TERMS – PART 1 There seems to be some confusion going on with different terms used by singing teachers, singers and the general public. This blog will hopefully bring some clarity. Part 1 of the Voice 101 series.   TIMBRE Timbre refers to the sound quality or ‘colour’ of […]

Vocal Terms – part 1