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Amazing Summer Music Camp 2015!!!

This summer has been a whirlwind of activity.  The highlight of which was when I, along with my very talented and stunningly beautiful soprano, Allison Arends, flung ourselves into one of the poorest, most neglected (and hidden from view) areas in West Kingston, Jamaica.  We spent two weeks running the Mini-Mozart Summer Music Camp for

More Sound for Less Effort?!? SIGN ME UP!!!

FYI: You will need a little bit of imagination before reading this.  Now picture yourself as a duck with feathers flapping all over the place.  Good!  I’ve caught your attention! About three weeks ago, I came down with a sudden case of Laryngitis!  The morning it happened, I was out in Milton, ON teaching a

Shoulders Do NOT Make Good Earrings!

OK! So, I visited one of my alma maters recently, and met with a dear professor, and soprano, now retired from both teaching and singing. She actually came to one of my recent performances and complimented me on how much I have grown, not only as a singer, but as an artist, to which I

Singing and Fibromyalgia: The Journey Begins!!!

In the month of September 2012, I was officially diagnosed with a disorder called Fibromyalgia. According to PubMed Health: Fibromyalgia is a common syndrome in which a person has long-term, body-wide pain and tenderness in the joints, muscles, tendons, and other soft tissues. Fibromyalgia has also been linked to fatigue, sleep problems, headaches, depression, and

Use what you have!

In my years of singing thus far, I have always had the tendency to push the voice, especially when singing with an orchestra or with an organ in full blast. Even though I tell myself not to, in the heat of the moment, I tend to do just that. However, something interesting is happening to

The Baby Songs. WAAAAAAAH!!!!

I just had the most interesting experience getting to sing a wonderful cycle of songs, written by my friend Paul Levasseur, called the Baby Songs!  For 21st century music, I have to say it was the most interesting, and the most FUN cycle I had sung in a very long time!  Nothing beats having a

Thoughts…

It is always dangerous whenever I decide to do any deep thinking, as sometimes, smoke can be seen coming out of my ears.  As a tenor, I find sometimes life to be quite a challenge.  Take getting sick for example.  My soprano counterparts are able to sing with bronchitis, laryngitis, and other serious ailments, and