“Designer” Designs from Paper Scraps

When I first read “The Diary of Anne Frank” as a tween, the part that most tugged at my heartstrings, (besides the whole book…) was that she wrote her diary on scraps of paper. My 11-year old self became acutely aware that I had limitless access to as many sheets of paper, notebooks and journals…

Quilted Treasures and Loving Measures

This Voicing the Craft post was inspired by a fantastic crazy quilt designed and made by Katherine Pinard that now hangs in the music studio’s waiting room. Dozens of odd shapes symbolize the ways we have become fragmented as a society and as individuals, but in piecing them together skillfully, she made them come together…

A Singer With Muscle Tension Dysphonia (MTD)

This is my first blog post as a singing voice rehabilitation specialist. It is important that I state that I do not work in a clinical setting, but privately, on referral from Speech-Language Pathologists and other Singing Voice Rehabilitation Specialists. This is one case, one approach. For every singer recovering from MTD, there will be…

Collage Anatomy: The Making of “Hot Air Balloon Ride”

Here at the rebranded CateFNStudios Blog, you’ll find Crafting the Voice (Articles from work in Vocal Pedagogy, Functional Voice Training and Somatic Education) and Voicing the Craft (Photoblog of steps taken for play in collage, abstract art and design.)  Here’s the process for my most recent collage, “Hot Air Balloon Ride.” Enjoy! It started with doodling and coloring…