About The Art of Singing and Jennifer’s Method

Interview with Ghenady Meirson, founder of PrivateLessons.com and Faculty, Curtis Institute of Music and The Academy of Vocal Arts.   What was the “aha!” moment that encouraged you to write your first book, The Art of Singing? How many such moments did you...

Stop Playing it Safe… Be Brave!

Recently, a singer emailed over some songs for me to hear prior to our first meeting. They were good… other than some standard, easy-to-resolve tensions, there was nothing in his voice that was concerning or problematic.   What I did hear though, was safety.   I...

Preparing to Sing Onstage and in the Studio

On one level, singers are master preparers. We spend tremendous amounts of time training and practicing, and for many of us, songwriting as well. In fact, we’re so focused on our instruments and material that we can be virtually non-stop in our physical and mental...

How to Overcome Performance Anxiety

Performance anxiety is an elephant-in-the-room sized issue for everyone who spends time on any kind of a stage. Managing it is the subject of a thousand books, workshops, and programs that teach how to deal with its effects… how to ride the wave rather than have...

First, Do The Work!

A while back, I was chatting with a bartender at one of my favorite jazz clubs. Like so many New Yorkers, he’s a trained actor and singer working in the restaurant industry to pay his bills while focusing on his dream. And like so many in New York and beyond, he feels...

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