Artist versus Technician – how one singer learned to combine passion with discipline

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about the relationship between a musician’s inner “artist” and inner “technician”. The Artist is the passionate, excited part of you that can’t stop singing. The Technician is the serious scholar that wants to master the skill of singing. It took me a full decade of musical training to finally […]

Singing during pre-menstruation: What does the research say?

What influence does the menstrual cycle have on female singers and their voices? Deborah Winter examines the medical research. There has been much debate over the years regarding the female menstrual cycle and its impact on voice quality. Many experts in this field, including leading otolaryngologist Robert Sataloff, believe the “hormonal environment” has a significant […]