Tag Archives: Voice Lessons

KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #20

EFFORT VERSUS ENERGY (part deux) Today I admitted something to Kim.  When I watch singers sometimes I secretly think their physicality is over the top.  But I’m starting to learn that’s not true.  As Kim pointed out, you see an … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #17

FINDING THE JOY Kim teaches practical technique, but she also encourages something deeper.  She’s about the business of mining free communicative expression using the human voice.  That’s much trickier than just saying, “lift your soft palette”.  But this week, everything … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #13

 TRUST THE PROCESS There are so many things to think about.  “Is my breath low, is my breath stacked, am I breathing at all, are my shoulders relaxed, how about my knees, is my jaw dropped, what’s happening with my … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #6

A MIRACLE  I have the best intentions in the world.  I try to work out regularly.  I try to vocalize daily.  I try to stretch regularly.  I try to do a relaxation exercise two times a week.  I really try … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #5

WE ALL NEED TO RELAX  We know relaxation is a huge part of performing.  We know that relaxation has to be a regular part of your everyday life in order for it to be readily accessible on stage or screen.  … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #4

USE YOUR MIND  I suspect Kim Stern might be a mind reader.  Exhibit A: Kim:  Think of two dolphins – one jumping through your belly and out your mouth.  And one jumping into your mouth and down your throat.   … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #3

SINGING IS OPEN  Here is a recap of the take aways from my first few lessons: Open my chest. Open my lower back. OPEN MY MOUTH!!!! Singing is expression.  It’s more effective when that expression comes from openness.  As performers, … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #2

SLOW START I was so excited about taking the Kim Stern Summer Intensive and packing a year’s worth of voice lessons into one summer!  “Imagine the progress I’ll make.”  “My voice will be in the best shape of it’s life.”  … Continue reading

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KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #1 – Let’s Start at The Very Beginning

I’m so excited !  One of my students is vlogging/blogging her experience of the KSVS Summer intensive. Follow Kimberly as she works to strengthen and discover her voice .  Here’s the first video installment: Let’s Start At The Very Beginning … Continue reading

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