Matt Edwards

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

Category Archives: Tongue

Mix it up Monday: Using a cork to improve your students’ vowels

Arthur Lessac made his Broadway debut in “Pins and Needles” in 1937. He went on to an illustrious career as a performer and spent the latter part of his career as … Continue reading

February 8, 2016 · 9 Comments

Mix it up Monday: Nasality

Nasality is a common issue that you will encounter in the voice studio. While nasality is rarely desired in classical singing (French nasal vowels being the obvious exception), in some … Continue reading

December 21, 2015 · 7 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

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 · 5 Comments

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