Post Category: Singing

Piano Skills and Ear Training #4

This is video #4 in my Piano Skills and Ear Training series!  This week we will maneuver through the I-IV-V7-I chord progression in all 12 keys using smooth voice leading.  Once we’ve mastered...
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What Piano Skills do Singers Need?

In my 25+ year career as a pianist and vocalist, one question remains as the most asked:  What Piano Skills do Singers Need? I have taught hundreds of singers all over the world how to find their...

5 Steps to Sight Singing Success

I’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the often stressful topic of sight singing and if there is some kind of proven method to be able to master this once and for all. Well not...

You Can Learn to Play By Ear using SOLFEGE

In today’s video I’m going to show you how to learn to play by ear. I have been using this method for over 20 years and it has been a total game changer. You may have watched my recent...

Introduction to Solfege

Introduction to Solfege Solfege is a technique of naming the notes in a way that describes their function. In movable ‘do’ solfege, whatever key we are in, that note is ‘do’. ...
Motivation Monday the case for musicianship

The Case for Musicianship

For today’s video, I talk about the case for musicianship and why those skills hold the key to true musical success. Many students are focused on the more sexy topics in music, like technique (who...

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