I was reading this book recently about creating your dream life and one of the exercises in it was to write down your heroes. And I just stared at the page. For probably about an hour. Racking my brain. And then I cried. A lot. I don’t have any heroes. At least not in the traditional sense I understand. I wasn’t brought up being asked … Continue reading Heroes // Kat Reinhert
One of the most frequent questions I get from voice teachers asking me advice about teaching in popular music spaces is: “What repertoire should I use?” The first time someone asked me this question, I was dumbfounded. I couldn’t actually understand what they were asking – or even WHY they were asking it. But, after thinking for a minute – I said: WHATEVER THE STUDENT … Continue reading The Thing About Repertoire // Kat Reinhert
Songwriting seems to be a buzzword these days – and with good reason. It’s a way to access diverse musical creativities, gain musical skills, and probably more importantly, help the writer work through challenging emotional thoughts and feelings in a cathartic and holistic way. But songwriting, at least in my experience, also brings up issues of fear. Especially in musicians – and yes – I … Continue reading Songwriting: Some Ideas on How to Start and Why We Don’t // Kat Reinhert
Contemporary Voice Specialist Kat Reinhert discusses her research and thoughts on CCM training and Popular Music Artist Development in higher education. Continue reading Expanding the Circle: CCM and Popular Music in Higher Ed // Kat Reinhert
Kat Reinhert talks about APME and gives us a glimpse into the life of someone who teaches and performs in popular and commercial genres full-time.