Matt Edwards

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

Category Archives: Style

Mix it up Monday: Six approaches to teaching students a new style

If you are a regular reader of the blog, you already know that I love exploring multiple viewpoints on a single topic in order to expand my own approach in … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Mix it up Monday: Finding “twang”

“Twang” is a term that can stir up heated conversation in some circles. There are those who say it is a made-up term, others say it belongs only in country … Continue reading

October 3, 2016 · 3 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Feel the rhythm by making it

Teachers and coaches often tell students who are singing pop/rock repertoire to “feel the rhythm.” When I was in high school I learned the basics of playing a drum set, so … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mix it up Monday: Mastering new styles

Students and teachers often ask me how to learn a new style. I think my answer often surprises them, especially if they are classically trained – imitate. Imitation is a bad … Continue reading

November 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

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