Vocal improvisation: How to take your first steps into the unknown

Vocal coach and jazz virtuoso ANTONIO DE LILLIS explains how singers can get started with the practice of improvisation. Improvisation benefits a singer in many ways: it develops technical skills, intonation, timing and phrasing and stimulates creativity and problem-solving abilities (read my article on why singers should improvise HERE). Last but not least it has a […]

Allergies and the voice

Most people associate allergies with the classic symptoms seen in commercials: itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, and sneezing. For singers, allergies, even when not accompanied by these dramatic symptoms, can have very sinister effects on the voice. The postnasal drip that is caused by allergies can actually cause laryngitis. When mild, this may only cause […]