Friday, November 13, 2009

Reading Materials by the Fire

One of my favourite activities in fall is sitting beside the woodstove with a great fire and a good book. Today I traded the book for my laptop and found some really wonderful blog articles that should be shared!

Avocational Singer is a blog written by a stay-at-home mom who has been learning to sing for years! Yesterday she wrote about getting the voice in balance and used some fantastic analogies. Many of you know how much I love a good analogy!

Once More with Feeling is written by voice teacher Susan Eichhorn-Young who is based in New York with a satellite studio in Toronto and Los Angeles. Her post on Sunday really hit home for me as she discusses the importance of allowing a student to make their own career choice and set of goals. At the same time she challenges the student to commit just as the teacher is committing to the work necessary to fulfil the goal!

And finally, one of my favourite, intelligent bloggers Jean-Ronald Lafond of Kashu-do (previously known as Toreadorssong Blog) writes a thoughtful and passionate article about the impatience of the American opera market in the development of voices.

Pull up a chair, enjoy the fire and happy reading!

4 comments:

Susan Eichhorn-Young said...

hi Elizabeth - thanks for your encouraging words and your comments on my blog!!!

Best,
Susan

Frescamari said...

Thanks for saying a kind word about my analogy. If you like analogies, you and I will get along just fine!

Anonymous said...

this isn't related to the post, but an idea:
i know one thing i've been wondering about are summer voice programs, in canada, aimed at undergrad level singers... are there any? haha. for instance, i don't think i'm cut out for SOLT and the like just yet but I would like to do studying in the summer! any ideas?

again, love the blog, it's always illuminating.

Elizabeth McDonald said...

Great question Anonymous. I was just crusing for programs for high school students (mostly in the US) but will look again for undergrad level programs. Look for something in a few days!

Thanks for reading!

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