Monthly Archives: May 2013

Working with Adolescents and Young Adult Singers

Weekly Teaching Tip – May 27, 2013 by Dr. Steven Sims Remember that we teach singers to place their whole body under their singing and many adolescents are struggling with body image issues. So, we must tread very carefully. 1. … Continue reading

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Teaching Children

Weekly Teaching Tip – May 20, 2013 by Dean Kaelin (This is in answer to a question about when to begin teaching children.) Contrary to what a lot of “old school” teachers say, I feel that children should get into … Continue reading

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Effects of Hormones on the Larynx

Weekly Teaching Tip – May 13, 2013 by Dr. Curt Stock, ENT The Larynx is extremely sensitive to sex hormones: ie. androgens (male hormones) , progesterone and estrogen. In a recent conversation with John Henney, he told me that the … Continue reading

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Speech Counts

Weekly Teaching Tip by Anna Siciliano The vocal folds are a highly used muscle group. Their primary purpose is to help us breathe (they are open like a wide V) and to help us Swallow (closed V). We swallow about … Continue reading

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