Matthew Edwards

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

Monthly Archives: December, 2017

Mix it up Monday: Balancing breath and tone with lip trills

I think it is safe to assume that all voice teachers have encountered lip trills at some point in their career. However, I think it is helpful to examine different … Continue reading

December 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Don’t take “no” personally

Have you ever asked a student “Did you like that?” only for them to emphatically say “No”? I have, many times. When I began teaching, I found it frustrating to … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: A few breathing exercises from Gillyanne Kayes

Gillyanne Kayes’ book “Singing and the Actor” is full of practical exercises for musical theatre performers. Today I want to share three of her exercises for breath management. Kayes says … Continue reading

December 4, 2017 · 1 Comment

College Prep: A few of the nation’s top high school musical theatre performers

I meet a lot of teachers of high school students who want to know why their clients aren’t getting into top musical theatre programs. It is a great question and … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · 2 Comments

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