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Rare Chance To Study Singing With World Expert

Back in 1992 I found a voice teacher who was profoundly influential: Raz Kennedy. He revolutionized my singing and helped me overcome some big misconceptions about the singing voice. Raz has trained a ton of famous singers and is one of the top experts in voice technique here in the Bay Area and beyond. On…

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SInging Transformation Insiders Group

On February 16 2015 I’m opening up a Beta group for my new singing Program, Singing Tranformation.  It’s an on line training program for singers who want to improve their blend of chest voice and head voice.  You can learn more about it here: https://jdsvoice.com/singing/insiders-group/ I hope you’ll join me for this exciting journey. I’m…

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How to Survive as a Professional Rock Vocalist

Voice health is my highest priority as a vocal instructor.  I love working with touring singers, because for them, keeping their voice healthy while performing night after night is a matter of survival, and I have found that the methods outlined in Voice Breakthrough amazingly effective in protecting the health of the vocal cords. Here’s…

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How to Transform Your Voice

From my background as a scientist as well as a musician, I know the potential of the human voice. More importantly, I understand the specific vocal techniques that can unleash brilliance, ease, and power in anyone’s singing. (Including yours.) In designing Voice Breakthrough, I was equally grateful for my scientific and my artistic training, as…

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Isreali Show Challenges “The Voice”

In the same country where the popular tv hit Homeland first originated, a new singing competition show is gaining international attention. Israel’s locally grown singing competition, Rising Star, is now regularly hailed in the papers as potentially “the next The Voice.” Could an American spinoff rise to the top of the charts? One distinction of…

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The Voice Growls into the Knockout Round

Tuesday was the final “Battle Round” for the fifth season of “The Voice” Next, the show moves on to “The Knockouts“, in which “Each artist chooses their own songs, and Adam tells us that “song choice is a huge factor.” They’ll also be working one-on-one with their coach. And in a new twist, each coach…

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Tessanne Chin Amazes the Judges on The Voice

I love the way that an unknown singer like Tessanne Chin can suddenly get the attention of the world by singing with amazing power, skill and passion. Coming from Jamacia, her accent is beautiful and automatically gives her very high cool factor for those of us who love Reggae music. But it is her very…

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Opera Hit’s America’s Got Talent!

Music is full of surprises. Who would have thought that three men could sing opera on America’s Got Talent, make it into the semi-finals, and have the YouTube video go viral? Opera has not been big in the popular music culture here in the U.S. It’s expensive to go to the opera, and there’s almost…

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Singing and Brain Chemistry

I’ve been teaching voice lessons for 22 years, and I’ve been noticing lately a common thread in many of my lessons: that singers who achieve a certain high state of mind and body awareness can experience powerful personal transformation. I call this transformation “the Release”, and it is accompanied by either laughter, tears, or “chills”.…

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Mouth Position: How to Easily Improve Your Vocal Range

One of the most important and easiest things you can do to improve your singing is to make sure you have enough room in your mouth. Most singers don’t open their mouths wide enough to get a good sound, so one of the first things I do with a new student is to show them…

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