McClosky Relaxation Exercise #5, the muscles around the larynx

These days I hear and see a lot of forced singing, in many genres.  Perhaps it is a reflection of the stress in our time, but it’s not good for the voice and it’s not producing a great sound. I am presenting a series of videos and explanations of the McClosky Relaxation Exercises.These exercises are […]

McClosky Relaxation Exercise #4, The Jaw

These days I hear and see a lot of forced singing, in many genres.  Perhaps it is a reflection of the stress in our time, but it’s not good for the voice and it’s not producing a great sound. I am presenting a series of videos and explanations of the McClosky Relaxation Exercises.These exercises are […]

McClosky Relaxation Exercise #1

These days I hear and see a lot of forced singing in many genres.  Perhaps it is a reflection of the stress in our time, but it’s not good for the voice and it’s not producing a great sound. I am presenting a series of videos and explanations of the McClosky Relaxation Exercises.  These exercises […]

Learning to Practice (Singing)

Learning to Practice (Singing) [This was written by a student of mine.  He has come a long way in his singing, but also in his thinking about singing, which he shares here.]            To begin, I should explain that I’ve been studying voice for many years.  With different teachers, in different schools; […]

Pre-recorded vocalises available for COVID-19 teaching

Dear Readers, I am delighted to say that my vocal exercise MP3’s will soon be available for sale and download on my website! Why pre-recorded vocalises? More effective practice.  In the past I often assigned a certain exercise in a lesson, only to find the next week that the student had done something different, or […]