Matt Edwards

Associate Professor of Voice, Shenandoah Conservatory Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Monthly Archives: November, 2016

Mix it up Monday: The Waist Trimmer Belt

Waist trimmer belts are sold as a weight loss tool in the fitness section of most big box retailers (order one here). The theory is that when wrapped tightly around … Continue reading

November 28, 2016 · 7 Comments

Mix it up Monday: The value of sustained pitches

I follow several voice teacher forums on Facebook and regularly see posts from teachers seeking new vocal exercises. While complicated exercises may be useful for more advanced students, there are many occasions … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Let’s do the pony!

If you teach musical theatre performers you have no doubt encountered the question “how do I dance and sing?” Musical theatre performers have no choice but to learn how to … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Project or Goal, Obstacle or Excuse?

Voice teachers spend their workdays helping students achieve “success.” Some students progress quickly, others slowly. Life coach and author Michael Neill lays out numerous strategies for achieving success in his … Continue reading

November 7, 2016 · 3 Comments

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