Tuneful Tuesday Week 65: At Last

This piece has ALWAYS been one of my favorites to sing. I first performed it in High School at a pep rally and definitely didn’t do it justice vocally, but my heart was in the right place. I’m finally feeling like the voice I have in my head is the voice that is coming out of my mouth… and that’s a great feeling. 🙂

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Fitness Friday Week 40: Core Articulation

Fitness Friday Week 40: Core Articulation Part 2. Enjoy this clip from a recent Yoga For Singers Workshop with the Redwoods Opera Workshop. Visit my page for Part 1.

Fitness Friday Week 38: Anahatasana/Deep Heart Opener

This is one of my favorite short sequences to help open up the heart and shoulders and add flexibility to the spine. I always drop onto the floor and do a few sets of this after traveling.

Start of in table top on your hands and knees. Do a few cat/cows, inhaling as you lift your tailbone and your chest and exhaling as you round your back, lifting up between your shoulder blades.

Then, keeping your hips directly over your knees, begin to sink your chest down towards the floor walking your hands away but keeping your arms straight. You might hover there, hanging your chest like a suspension bridge. If flexibility permits, you can rest your forehead or chest to the floor. Hold this for several breaths. Then, press into your hands engaging your core to rise back up. Finish with a child’s pose taking your big toes together and your knees apart. Bring your hips back towards your heels and rest your head to the floor.

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: Preschool Piano Songs

Tuneful Tuesday Week 61: WunderKeys Preschool Piano Songs

This Sunday is my annual Bloom Studio Recital where I get to sing along with my little preschool students as they show off their finger strength and dexterity….. and awesome dance moves. Here’s a preview of the silly songs we are going to perform together. ❤️

https://youtu.be/TNX7117VVHA

Fitness Friday Week 36: Utkatasana/Chair Pose

Chair Pose is a great position to sing in so as to build vocal strength. I use this with my students all the time when they are disconnected from their lower body while singing. To begin, start with your feet hip distance apart and bend your knees keeping strength through your inner thighs. Keep your weight in your heels rather than in your toes. See how low you can go while still keeping a straight spine and a strong lift of your rib cage.