August 28, 2019

“Our beloved is that which is our source and our goal” - From The Mysticism of Sound and Music.

Alchemy is defined, according to Hermes, as the change of something into its opposite. Alchemy involves dissolution and  subsequent composition. The seed births the fru...

February 8, 2019

“Particles are merely local condensations of the field: condensations of energy dissolving into the underlying field”. “All forms are associated with processes, all interrelations with interactions and opposites are unified through oscillations “– The world is sound.

I...

January 1, 2019

There are as many explanations about breathing and supporting for singing as there are singers! Each person has their own interpretation of it, or of someone else’s interpretation, either coming from scientific sources, old school concepts, imagination, creativity, vid...

April 13, 2018

“Matter, at the subatomic level, consists of energy patterns continually changing into one another – a continuous dance of energy” (from the book Nada Brahma)

One thing I enjoy saying to my students is “make your voice dance” and although it might sound like something p...

January 7, 2018

"You are the world" Krishnamurti

This first blog post of 2018 is about vocal surrender. The word "surrender" had been stuck in my head since I had heard it from a friend, Tonia Gaudiuso, who posts "Gift of the Day" videos within her business "Cut the Chaos Organizing" a...

December 27, 2017

"One who is detached from his work’s results is the one who is truly renounced" - Krishna in Bhagavad Gita.

I arrived in NYC in May of 2011. Coming to NYC changed my perception of the arts. It really made me live and understand what is to be an Artist, even if just for...

April 21, 2017

April 16 was world voice day! As a professional singer, voice day is everyday! I would like to share with you some practical yogic exercises for vocal health.

In the previous article - The alchemy of the hands, part 1 - I explored how the use of the hands within certain...

December 24, 2016

"In every culture and in every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy” – Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Prize Winner

Singers cannot see their instrument. These days we see some images flipping through social media showing live MRIs of the...

October 22, 2016

"Each vowel contains all the other vowels." Thomas Hampson

A vowel is a sound produced with no constriction in the vocal tract, as opposed to consonants. The word vowel comes from the Latin word vocalis, meaning "vocal". Vowels probably earned their...

October 13, 2016

“The posture needs the dual quality of the firmness and the softness”. (Yoga Sutra II.46)

This passage from the yoga sutra is an example of the need for opposite forces to come in place in the making of something, in this case, a body pose.

In mantra meditation, the word...

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