Matt Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: February, 2017

Mix it up Monday: Phrasing tips for Tin Pan Alley style songs

Tin Pan Alley is a term used to describe the style of music that was produced by music publishers along NYC’s 28th street from around 1880 to 1950. Tin Pan … Continue reading

February 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: Teaching flow phonation with a straw and a water bottle

Straw phonation is all the rage right now in the vocal pedagogy world. Today I want to talk about a variation that I like to use to improve flow phonation. … Continue reading

February 20, 2017 · 23 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Using staccato exercises to improve Laryngeal suspension

In his book Voice: Psyche and Soma, pedagogue Cornelius Reid addresses what is commonly called “open throat singing.” Reid explains that the sensation of a closed throat (throat constriction), is caused by … Continue reading

February 6, 2017 · 6 Comments

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