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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[…]

It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons

1 Great Reason Why You Absolutely Should Take Those Lessons You’ve Been Wanting to Take Let’s talk for just a minute about why, if you’ve been thinking about it at all, you absolutely should pursue voice lessons. This applies to learning an instrument, too. I think some people talk themselves out of taking lessons theyRead more about It Had to Be *You*: 1 Great Reason Why You Should Take Those Lessons[…]

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