January 3rd, 2018

This test deals with the body system known as interoception.  Interoception is generally defined as a sense of the physiological state of the body.  You can think about it as self-awareness on a visceral level. What is essential to understand about interoception is that it is PREDICTIVE in nature.  Your interoceptive system is monitoring your […]

July 23rd, 2016

Hello!  Thanks for stopping by to take my breathing test.  For each of the statements below, rate yourself on how often you feel that sensation in your body: Never = you had no experience of this symptom over the last two weeks Rarely = you experienced this symptom less than once a week Sometimes = […]

Arrangements of the Month: February 2016

February 11th, 2016

Here are a few tunes to warm up your winter auditions.  Enjoy! Miss Otis Regrets: A fun up-tempo version of a Cole Porter classic   Creep: This gorgeous Radiohead tune has great vocal range and dynamic contrast   Goodbye for Now: This is a lesser-known Sondheim song that is well-suited for a legit singer with […]

Technique Talk: How do I fix TMJ problems?

January 19th, 2016

Q:  Hey, Andrew!  I’ve been having problems with my jaw recently.  I’m experiencing pain when I open my mouth fully, and my jaw is clicking and popping as well.  What should I do to fix this? A: First of all, you’re not alone in this problem.  The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is a very easy area […]

Arrangements of the Month: January 2016

January 2nd, 2016

In this series, I post original sheet music arrangements every month to help Online Studio members expand their repertoire. These arrangements are all cases where no other sheet music exists in a proper or legible form (i.e., you won’t find these songs on musicnotes.com). “Goodnight Goodbye” by Eric Hutchinson Eric is one of my favorite pop/rock […]

What’s My Performing Personality?

September 30th, 2015

I wrote the quiz below based on Gretchen Rubin’s book Better than Before, which is an amazing exploration of how we create good habits in our lives.  In the book, she identifies four tendencies that people exhibit when it comes to meeting expectations (upholders, questioners, obligers and rebels).  I’ve adapted her ideas for performers; taking this quiz will […]

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