Advice Blog Vocal Health

Get that mouth moving! Part 2 (Spo0ooky Ed.) 👻

  Watch this video for a quick how-to give your temple a quick massage, which will help release the jaw. Add ‘a little zombie’ into your routine this week — you get to be into the holiday spirit AND help your jaw loosen up.        Also, Happy Halloween from SVS! Like what you …

Advice Blog Science Vocal Health

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes!

Repeat after me – “Head, shoulders, knees, and toes, knees and toes!” You are likely screaming the words by now and doing the motions – proud of you for remembering the choreography!!  When asked about what part of the body controls the voice, many automatically point to the throat or the mouth. But what if …

Advice Blog Vocal Health

How to combat Zoom vocal fatigue

I’ve declared October to be all about vocal health. With the change in seasons and the start of the semester, my semi-lazy approach to the summer no longer works with six, sometimes, seven hour teaching days in front of my computer. The first week back, my voice was exhausted and completely in shock teaching my …

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DISCOVER: Classical Women Composers

Shout out to lady composers! I remember only really working on one female composed piece in undergrad by Clara Schumann. This was one of the MANY songs learned during my four years. Um… what? Even since I started teaching in 2011, my go-tos have always been songs written by male composers because that’s who I …

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DISCOVER: Out with the old, in with the new!

I love this time of the year, the temperature is absolutely perfect and it’s the beginning of a brand new school year. It’s a time to discover and try new things, which means… Starling Voice Studio is now offering more ways to study – check them out on the new website!  Two weeks ago, I started …