exercise

The Countdown

In today’s How To Warm Up video, we’re going to do a really fun simple warm up that energizes you through shaking. Check out my version of the “countdown,” which warms up both your Body and your Articulation at the same time (woot!). It’s rhythmic, fun, and almost like the hokey pokey. And by the […]

The Tense and Release, but Backwards! Exercise

This week’s How To Warm Up video addresses Breath, the all-important power source of our voice! I’m sharing this exercise before any other breathing stuff because I think you should do it literally. every. day. I mean it. The way our body is hard-wired to breathe – an effortful inhalation, and a passive exhalation – […]

The Half Sun Salutations Exercise

In this week’s How To Warm Up video, we’re addressing the Body. Here’s a simple, fun way to get your body moving and your breath coordinated in your warm up: half sun salutations from yoga. I recommend doing a few of these at the beginning of your warm up. Check out the Half Sun Salutations (Body) exercise here: I’m loving […]

Why exercise is good for your voice

I’m gonna say something crazy: If you’re a vocalist you should be exercising. Actually let me expand the scope of that… If you’re anyone who wants to have a stronger, healthier voice you should be exercising. Now this may not sound very controversial to you (you’re sitting over there going “Uh huh Elissa, thanks, DUH!”) but the […]