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Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)

Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)

I WILL BE ADDING TO THIS PAGE. This page will include notes from an interview with Luz Santos, Soprano. Luz trained with the Boston Opera Company and sang with the Boston and Filipino Operas. Her most famous operatic role was Gretel in “Hansel and Gretel” with the Boston Opera. She served for several decades asRead more about Interview: Luz Santos, Soprano (who happens to be 75 years old)[…]

Wonderful New Studio Administrative “Helper”!!

Wonderful New Studio Administrative “Helper”!!

At A Higher Note LLC, we’re busy getting all students’ (and parents/guardians/payors, where applicable) information ]inputted into an online studio administration system called “Music Teacher‘s Helper” (MTH). I believe that this system will serve all involved with A Higher Note LLC studio in many ways, with many improvements! Whether you’re a new or existing studentRead more about Wonderful New Studio Administrative “Helper”!![…]

Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”

Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”

Every session, I ask students if they have any questions related to voice or performance. One long-time voice student, at the time she was around 13 y.o., explores and observes the world with creative, curious eyes, ears, and – of course – mind. Every week, she has great questions for me about voice or performingRead more about Stump Natalie: “Why Do Boys Have Lower Voices than Girls?”[…]

How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It

How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It

Do You Think You’re “Tone Deaf”? Many people come to me believing and claiming that they are tone deaf. On inquiry, however, it seems that tone deafness seems is actually more of a mystery to them. What they know is that they’re told by others that you’re “off pitch” you “can’t sing” you should be quietRead more about How to Know Whether You’re Tone Deaf – & What You Can Do About It[…]

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