Choosing the Right Song

I’m a singing reality show fan. It started with American Idol when it first came out but now I watch whichever show happens to be on: The Voice, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent…. I’m not fussy. What I LOVE…

Singing - It's All In Your Head

As a vocal teacher, I tend to use a lot of visual images when I teach and am constantly surprised at the results. Simply placing a new picture in someone’s mind can dramatically alter the tone, pitch and intensity of…

It's Never Too Late

Last week, I had the most adorable couple come in for a singing lesson. Both were in their 70’s and had not sung in over 20 years. They both had good basic instruments that are just a little rusty now…

Turkeys and Comfort Zones

This past weekend, I had the luxury of enjoying three separate and unique Thanksgiving dinners. The first meal I made completely, the second meal I was a guest and made none of the food and the third meal I contributed…

You Are What You Believe

As Henry Ford so wisely said “whether you think you can, or you think you can’t… you’re right.”

I had to do a 15-minute presentation today in front of my business networking group and rather than just bore everyone talking…

Alto ... Schmalto!

Many singers get quite fixated on the label assigned to them from often a very early age as to what vocal range they have. “I’m an Alto”, “I can’t sing that high, I’m a Baritone”, or “That’s way too low…

The Strain of it ALL

As I mentioned, I’m currently in a show that oppened this weekend and is running 5 performances per week for 3 weeks. Yesterday afternoon, during the last performance of the week and after 5 days of rehearsals, one of my…

Falsetto - Finding your "False Voice"

I’m in a show right now and one of the male leads who has a big huge resonant baritone voice has to sing two songs that reside in his falsetto range. At first, he was completely freaked out and was…

Vocal Resonance - What the Heck is that anyway?

In the last blog, we talked about how the human voice makes sound with the vocal chords. Today, let's talk about a little more elusive topic – resonance. What is it that makes one voice stand out from another? What…

How Your Voice Works

Our voice is something we use every day without even really thinking about it... until we HAVE to think about it... like when we are singing or giving a presentation. Have you ever wondered exactly how your voice works? What…

Hello LinkedIn :)


Since a large part of my work is working with the business community, I'm happy to announce the creation of a new LinkedIn group called Kelowna Voice Lab. Here, we can share sound tips on how to make the most…