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The 4 BIG Benefits of “Box Breathing” with Video Demonstration
The 4 BIG Benefits of “Box Breathing” with Video Demonstration

What is Box breathing?
I daily implement what I feel is the most important breath exercise for singers.
Box breathing is also known as square breathing. Many people use it including US Navy SEALS, people in high stress jobs, artists, athletes, business people, and many others in all walks of life.
The FOUR BIG BENEFITS of Box Breathing
The Six Simple Steps for Box breathing

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Healthy Belting: My 7 Non-negotiables
Healthy Belting: My 7 Non-negotiables

Belting is one of the best things that you could ever do for your voice. I say that with such certainty because I do it every day with my own voice and singers who want to learn how to belt or work on refining their belt come to me on Zoom to do so. Here are a few things that you must do that will make your belting technique effective, powerful and healthy.
1. I always make sure I am completely hydrated.

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Heidi Skok Returns to Pop from Opera!
Heidi Skok Returns to Pop from Opera!

Wow, what a feeling it is after so many years of singing opera and Classical music to return to your soul, and my soul has always resided in the land of pop. I will never forget the week before Thanksgiving in this 2020 COVID year- I went into the recording studio at The Center for Rock Research in Cleveland, OH and laid down an audio and video of “We shall Overcome”, an arrangement of my own that I adapted from a Pete Seeger arrangement, and I played the piano for myself.

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Ten positive affirmations for singers
Ten positive affirmations for singers

Ten positive affirmations for singers According to the Webster’s dictionary, the word “affirmation” means: The act or an instance of affirming; state of being affirmed. The assertion that something exists or is true. Something that is affirmed; a statement or...

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Lilli Lehmann
Lilli Lehmann

Lilli Lehmann was a German operatic soprano and lieder singer who was born on November 24, 1848 in Wurzburg, Germany and she died on May 17, 1929 in Berlin. Ms. Lehmann was widely known for her performances as Isolde in Richard Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde. In addition...

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When your musical partner is your student!
When your musical partner is your student!

Happy New Year lovies! You all are SO awesome and I am so excited that you are embracing 2020 with great love for your voice! I am so excited about 2020 because I get to sing with one of my talented students, Riley Hensley. There is nothing better than to be able to...

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Looking at myself
Looking at myself

It was like I was looking back at myself as a 12 year old student. I had that low, sultry chest voice. (I still do) but a voice teacher took me away from that chest connection and taught me a head voice. I will be forever grateful to that teacher for doing that for...

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I had the responsibility
I had the responsibility

I was responsible for my own voice and how it functioned. Every singer is responsible for their own actions for their voice. In order to be responsible, I had to trust myself. Looking back on my initial journey as a soprano, I didn't trust myself to know that I could...

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