Band Instruments, reeds and more..
The same reeds and gear I use for my own professional engagements, along with prices that match the big stores we offer valuable advice.Read More
(Simon Cole plays Prarie Dawn) (Copland)
Inspired by the most prized, vintage mouthpieces of the 1920s, the Reserve harnesses modern technology, pioneered by D’Addario, to recreate the incomparable craftsmanship found in these legendary works of art.Read More
You're never too old to learn. At age 71, I was concerned about difficulties I was having with my voice. Having sung in a choir for 40 years it was devastating to think I'd no longer have the joy of singing. A hearing check and music lessons were recommended at a workshop for the so called aging voice. Weekly sessions recommended by Erica have solved my problem. Now I am well past 71 enjoying singing as much as ever and doing better that ever. Thanks Erica!
Singing in tune is a difficult thing. It requires 1) a technique that allows you the comfort and flexibility to adjust your pitches quickly and freely and 2) a constant awareness of everything around you and 3) knowing what to listen for.
As singers, we may have days when we are physically compromised and are struggling with technique, then we have words to deal with sometimes in a foreign language words that we have to pronounce correctly and interpret. We also have our facial expression and in the case of an opera or musical or actions and or dancing.
Being nervous can add another complication. It is a lot to juggle and a lot of elements fighting for our attention. All of it is important, however the one that will be noticed the most will be the tuning. It doesn't matter how big your voice is or how lovely the tone or how well you act, if you sing out of tune it isn't pleasant to listen to and will even give the listener the impression that your voice is not that beautiful.
How do we fix it?
Private performance April 14
PGSO April 21
Wind World Alban classical school show April 23 and 30