If you are a singer, you surely have heard of the straw technique. It is a tool for performing SOVT (semi-occluded vocal tract) exercises and the Singing Straw company has created these great metal multiple use straws with different circumferences. They come with a storage tube and cleaning brush and fit easily into your pocket. They are a must have! (The link above is an affiliate link)
This is an invaluable resource. For a very modest monthly fee, you get access to an entire digital library of every style of music. With the subscription, you can view, transpose, play, and listen to thousands of songs and if you need to have printed sheet music, you can purchase anything with a significant discount. You need to sign up for this! (The link above is an affiliate link)
These books make up an incredible library put out by the National Association of Teachers of Singing. There are 20 books in the series including Musical Theater, Cabaret, Rock & Roll, A capella, Light Opera and much more. Pedagogical information and history of each styles as well as practical applications for their techniques make these books an invaluable resource. Pick up one or two at first and then make it a goal to collect them all. (The link above is an affiliate link)
Susan Eichhorn Young embodies all things voice: Chanteuse/Singer, Actor, Writer, Speaker, Voice Teacher, and Speaking Coach & Production Coach.
Besides being a talented and versatile singer in classical music, musical theatre, and cabaret, Susan is considered one of the top New York voice teachers with scores of very successful high-profile students from Broadway to operatic stages around the world.
Susan has a series of online courses on various topics in vocal pedagogy for singers of all levels and styles including crossover training for classical and musical theatre singers, pedagogy for the transitioning woman’s voice (Peri through Post) and micropracticing.
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