Matthew Edwards

Artistic Director of the CCM Vocal Pedagogy Institute

Category Archives: Mix it up Monday

Mix it up Monday: Lay down and sing

When I was a student at the Cleveland Institute of Music, we began every acting class lying on the ground and assessing our body. We would then progress through a … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · 2 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 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: A register blending exercise from Richard Miller

Richard Miller’s book “Solutions for Singers: Tools for performers and teachers” is full of great ideas on how to troubleshoot common technical issues. On pages 140-141, Miller answers the question “How … Continue reading

June 13, 2016 · 2 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Soft Palate Positions

Over the past few years I have come to believe that it can be very useful to show students the possibilities of their voice during their training. For instance, even … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · 6 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Sing like you speak

“Mix it up Monday” is a new series on the blog. Each Monday I will post an exercise for you to try out in the studio or in your own … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 4 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Tongue-out phonation

“Mix it up Monday” is a new series on the blog. Each Monday I will post an exercise for you to try out in the studio or in your own … Continue reading

October 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Dr. Ingo Titze’s Five Favorite Vocal Warm-ups for Singers

“Mix it up Monday” is a new series on the blog. Each Monday I will post an exercise for you to try out in the studio or in your own … Continue reading

October 17, 2015 · 7 Comments

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