Your Online Press Kit

Your Online Press Kit

Once upon a time we used to make folders containing lots of paper with this information, and we’d pay a fortune to the Post Office to send them out with our CDs or cassettes.  Oh boy, now I’m really dating myself! Nowadays, there are many ways to do this online.  You can create your own […]

Yoga and Singing

Yoga and Singing

R.I.P B.K.S. Iyengar (12/14/1918 – 8/20/2014) I took my first yoga class at the Joy of Movement Center in Central Square, Cambridge, back in 1973 when I was 20.  I had had a rocky introduction to adulthood which included a certain amount of illegal substances and being involved with the wrong crowd.  I was in […]

Why Sing?

Why sing? Is it for the excitement of getting up on stage with a band in front of an audience? Of course that is a thrill, but there is so much more. I believe we should be aware of how powerful an impact our voices can have, so that we can consciously use them for […]

Why learn voice technique?

Why study voice technique? Have you ever had a dessert that was all sickly sweet frosting and no cake? That’s what it’s like to listen to someone who is pouring their heart out on stage but hasn’t mastered the fundamentals: in other words, has bad pitch, an unpleasant tone, missed or cracked notes. That’s one […]

Breathe Better – Sing Better

Breathe Better – Sing Better

There are few topics with more confusing messages and myths then the subject of breath support for singers.  Let’s try to clear up a few of them, and then look at some simple techniques you can practice to begin to get better support. Myth #1: All you have to do to sing better is to […]

The Whole Singer ™ Approach

I’m working on a book! The purpose is to provide a kind of road map to aspiring professional singers of contemporary styles.  There are so many different aspects to singing professionally, so many skills you need to master, that it can be overwhelming and hard to know where to start.  That’s why I’ve attempted to […]

Come to the Concert & Buy the CD!

“Our Life Together” EP Release Concert Ryles Jazz Club – Thurs. June 12, 2014 8:00 PM Cambridge, MA Thursday June 12, 2014 Somerville-based singer and songwriter Celia Slattery returns to Ryles for a EP Release Concert featuring music and players from her new EP, Our Life Together. The concert is at 8:00 PM Thursday, June 12 at Ryles Jazz Club: 212 Hampshire Street […]

Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Voice Healthy

Top Ten Ways to Keep Your Voice Healthy

Stay hydrated! The vocal folds like lots of nice moist mucous to stay healthy; drink enough water so that your urine is pale. Get adequate rest, nutrition and exercise.  Your overall health impacts your vocal health. Get educated about your voice.  Study with a qualified voice teacher to make sure you are using your voice correctly […]

What Music Should I Sing?

What kind of Music should I sing, or what kind of music would suit my voice best? I’m often asked these questions by new students, and my answer is usually in the form of another question.  What kind of music do you love? I can’t speak to classical music, but for CCM* singers there are […]

Student News – Goings on Around Town

Past: Emily Henry and Lilly Senna rocked the house at their recent show at the Peabody School! Claire Neely, Heather Thomas and Matt BenDaniel performed at the studio in a house concert as part of Boston Jazz Week.  Matt also recently performed at BACA Cabaretfest. Leni Webber performed in the Boston Jazz Singers Showcase at […]