November is here and we have had the most beautiful fall I can remember. My students are working on songs for competition, honing their skills, and trying new genres!
Moving out of your comfort zone is key to a singer’s progress. Introducing new kinds of music, including new rhythms and different melodies, strengthens the voice and also develops a student’s musicianship. For example, I had heard Charles Ives’ music, but never took the time to really explore it. When I did, I instantly fell in love. It’s challenging, to be sure, but there is a great sense of accomplishment that comes from successfully navigating his twists and turns.