I’m starting to get organized with my writing. I renamed my blog page “musings” because sometimes that’s all it is, and the marketing world says people like alliteration. I know I do! Today’s Monday Musings are a shared shout out to two of my friends and colleagues who do great work in educating singers and teachers of singers!
Matt Edwards sends us wisdom on life and singing through his “Mix it up Monday” blog. A voice pedagogue and teacher wise beyond his years, with a tender and true heart, Matt’s writings will inspire voice teachers in the studio, give singers ways to troubleshoot technique issues and make us all want to be better teachers, singers and humans! Click here for one of my favorite articles of the summer.
Jess Baldwin, an extraordinary artist and teacher-coach in Columbus, OH, has created a resource for voice teachers and singers:
Commercial Voice Resources exists to empower people who teach and work with singers in popular and commercial styles such as pop, rock, country, R&B, soul, hip hop, indie, and more. Our readers and contributors include voice teachers, vocal coaches, choir directors, church musicians, and theater music directors. You'll find information about topics like contemporary voice pedagogy, song choices, audio tech, music and studio business, gear, and voice science and research.
Jess calls Commercial Voice Resources a labor of love. I know many share my extreme gratitude for her service to our field and appreciate her love of voice education! (If you agree, you can show your appreciation by making a donation!) Find her most recent contribution to the site here, where she explores singers’ Sound Affinities. It’s a brilliant and creative way to see/hear how our voices work! Check out the other resources on the site too!
I am super excited to be a guest blogger for Jess’ Commercial Voice Resources this week. Voice teachers who are new to teaching commercial singers may find my post helpful. Click here to read my article, “Song Choice in the Contemporary Studio”.