All of my singers want to sing commercial music, or popular songs. I encourage them to sing what they want to sing. When I first began taking voice lessons myself over 20 years ago, I was assigned an Italian art song. Learning Italian as a beginning voice student was very common, and at the Academic level, is still how it’s done (few exceptions). Occasionally, a … Continue reading Song Choice in the Contemporary Studio // Julie Dean
Middle school choir director Jeff Costello shares some tips for putting together your own school choir rock concert.
In my studio, kids often come in with ideas for popular songs that they want to sing, but sometimes their suggestions are lyrically inappropriate for them at their age. So, I have a few playlists on Spotify that I maintain to collect tunes that would be fun and appropriate for people to sing and play regardless of age. I send students and parents the links so they … Continue reading Kid-Friendly Popular and Commercial Playlists