Matt Edwards

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

Mix it up Monday: “Common Resonance Images and their Pitfalls”

There have been so many great books published in the last ten years, it is hard to keep up with them all. “What Every Singer Needs to Know About the … Continue reading

November 4, 2019 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: The Tongue Depressor

The memories are very clear. It was my freshman year of college and I was looking in a mirror while holding a popsicle stick on my tongue in order to … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Richard Miller’s thoughts on addressing a shaky jaw

It is not uncommon to encounter a singer whose jaw trembles or shakes when singing. Richard Miller offers a few suggestions for how to work with students who struggle with … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Strategies for reducing jaw tension

Leda Scearce, MM, MS, CCC-SLP is Director of Performing Voice Programs and Development at the Duke Voice Care Center. In her book “Manual of Singing Voice Rehabilitation” she offers a … Continue reading

February 5, 2018 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Remapping the open throat

Kenneth Bozeman‘s book Practical Vocal Acoustics gave teachers a great introduction on how to make vocal acoustics research applicable in the voice studio. His second book, Kinesthetic Voice Pedagogy, takes the work … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 13 Comments

Technology Thursday: Real-time MRI IPA Chart

Imagine if you could see every movement of the vocal tract that occurs when producing all of the vowels and consonants in the IPA chart. YOU CAN! The Speech Production … Continue reading

March 17, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Releasing the masseter muscle

Jaw tension is a common complaint amongst singers. Vowels that require the jaw to relax and lower, such as /a/,  can be quite problematic even though it would seem that … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 8 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Tongue Twisters

A few weeks ago I blogged about the benefits of extended tongue phonation for releasing posterior tongue tension. If you dwell on extended tongue phonation for too long, it could … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 5 Comments

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