Superheroes are magical.
They do things that the ordinary human can only dream of doing. They have powers and abilities that are perfectly suited to their mission and once they figure all that out and start believing it (or however their story goes), they do tremendous things.
We love these superheroes and the stories about them.
Frequently in the TVF Academy, we play games. As a part of a recent game, participants were challenged to create a Superhero based on our singing selves.
I come from a family of book lovers and readers.
If you walked into my family’s house on Christmas day you’d likely find total silence and each family member in a different room engrossed in a different book.
The book I was reading was called The Last Days of Night, a historical fiction novel about the electrical current wars of the late 1800’s (and upcoming movie starring Eddie Redmayne).
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The TVF Academy Virtual Caroling Project
We are so excited to share the TVF Academy Virtual Caroling project with you!
This project began with a question: How do we get an online community of singers from all over the world to sing together?
I handed the project over to Karen Archbold, TVF Director of Operations and what she produced simply blew me away!
There are many pathways to greater vocal freedom.
Learning how to experience more enjoyment in singing is one of my favorites.
Have you made the connection between enjoyment and vocal freedom?
I have always loved to sing.
I think I came out of the womb expressing joy through song! My happiest moments, even when I was very young, were singing show tunes at the top of my lungs in the kitchen while I cooked. My dad called it the Donna Factor. His mother’s name was Donna and she would also sing while she cooked. I can remember her singing “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Goodnight Ladies.” She didn’t have an amazing voice but she sang with such joy and abandon! She loved music!
Over the past few weeks I’ve had the opportunity to work with over 60 singers (of all ages, genres and abilities) in 7 different singing workshops in Berlin, Wheaton and Chicago.
Getting to travel around and share my work with musicians is a dream come true for me.
I hesitate to even call it work because it feels more like play! [Read more…]
Pedro de Alcantara literally wrote the book on Alexander Technique and music. Actually two of them!
Pedro also produces a wonderful YouTube series called 5-Minute Voice, which he describes as: “Simple vocal exercises for everyone, fun to practice and health-giving.”
NOTE: Pedro will be a guest teacher in the TVF Plus program in November 2017.
Take this quick quiz to find out your Total Vocal Freedom Score!
Instructions: Read each statement and if it’s true, give yourself one point. Add up your points at the end and check your results.
Ah, the start of a brand new year…
It’s fresh and untouched, like a newly unwrapped gift from time.
Looking at this blank slate, we say to ourselves:
“This year, I resolve to not to eat [fill in the blank here with something that probably tastes delicious!].”