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The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Releasing Eye Tension

The practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark demonstrates how releasing tension around the eyes contributes to less effortful singing.

The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Opening the Throat

The practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark demonstrates how opening the throat releases tension and allows for greater freedom in singing.

The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Centering with the Breath

The practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark demonstrates the use of breath to center and stabilize the singing process.

The Feldenkrais Method for Singers—Introduction

You know that freed-up feeling where it seems your body is singing itself? Singers yearn for more of that, but myriad stresses, tensions, confusions, and vocal issues can get in the way.

Through a self-discovery process using movement, the practice of Feldenkrais can help singers perform with minimum effort and maximum efficiency. In this video series, Feldenkrais practitioner Karen Clark describes and demonstrates how this approach has helped her—and the singers she works with—release tension and find greater freedom in their singing.

You’re Never Too Old To Sing

Is your voice, like your body, showing some age? Voice specialist Leda Scearce offers insights and tips for keeping your instrument agile and well tuned.

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When Self-Criticism Interferes with Your Potential

Anything worth doing requires playing the “inner game”—successfully navigating one’s own psychological landscape and overcoming the internal criticisms that get in the way of our best performance.

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Masterclass in Motion: The Making of a Choral-Orchestral Conductor

Early- and mid-career learning for choral conductors is hard to find and requires a public process that demands courage and stamina.

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Overcoming Psychological Barriers to Good Singing

What are your inner critics saying as you sing? Are they keeping you back from being the best you can be? If so, it's time to take control and set yourself free.

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Virtual Voice Lesson: The Farinelli Breath Exercises

Carlo Broschi, known as Farinelli, was a famous, and wildly popular castrato of the early 1700s. One of the secrets to his magnificent voice was the seemingly unending stream of breath that supported it. Voice teacher Shauna Fallihee demonstrates the breathing exercises Farinelli created to strengthen the intercostal muscles.

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Gifts from My Voice Teacher

When you are a woman of a certain age, it is no small thing to "find your voice" again. In this season of gift giving and receiving, I am celebrating the many gifts that my voice teacher has bestowed on me this year.

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