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Did you have a grapefruit this week?

My husband is somewhat hard of hearing. It comes from spending his 20s in rock bands and his 30s doing woodworking projects, both without benefit of hearing protection. So when I said to him last week, “Online lessons are going so much better than I expected. Yesterday I had three people who had breakthroughs!” HeContinue reading “Did you have a grapefruit this week?”

Online Lessons – Choices Abound!

In the last few weeks, as I’ve made the transition to online lessons, about 1/3 of my students have come along with me and scheduled lessons. They’ve either downloaded an accompaniment app or have a prerecorded track on their end. They’ve downloaded Zoom, made sure their audio set up is in place, and made appointmentsContinue reading “Online Lessons – Choices Abound!”

Appcompanist for Android is AVAILABLE!

From my friend, fellow voice teacher and music director/studio pianist Michael Tan, on the studio FB page this morning: FYI: The free prerelease version of Appcompanist for Android is now live on the Google Play Store! (Just search Appcompanist) [The rest is Appcompanist’s blurb] The free prerelease version includes access to all 550+ Vocal Exercises andContinue reading “Appcompanist for Android is AVAILABLE!”

Online lessons – can this work?

YES. But there are some things we have to know first (well, first of all, that’s a screenshot below, so don’t try to click play on it because it won’t play).You need to have a few things on your end: We’re using Zoom as the platform. Not only is it really trendy in this weirdContinue reading “Online lessons – can this work?”

Keep Calm and Sing On – But Not This Week

A week ago, my intention for today had been to write that the studio was open every day but Thursday because of the opera. Then the opera was cancelled. Three days ago, my intention for today had been to write that the studio would be open for in-person lessons for anyone who wanted to comeContinue reading “Keep Calm and Sing On – But Not This Week”

What’s Next? – It’s BIG

The other day I wrote a blog called A Year In Review about all the things that happened that were studio-related since about this time a year ago. Today I’m going to write about the things that I see on the horizon. This is what I’ve got planned for 2019-2020: Write articles for the Roland ParkContinue reading “What’s Next? – It’s BIG”

A Year in Review (I know, it’s only June)

This has been an exciting year, filled with lots of opportunities and development for both my students and myself. Things that I’ve done for the studio this year: June 2018: Attended the NATS Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada and learned a ton of stuff! June 2018: Bought an iPad Pro and downloaded ForScore to betterContinue reading “A Year in Review (I know, it’s only June)”