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…

Remaining Cornelius Reid Books in Print in the US!

Hi Everyone! I just found out that the remaining Cornelius Reid (1911-2008) books in print are being sold through this wonderful publications outlet run by Glendower Jones. Cornelius Reid is known as one of the first functional voice trainers to write about systematic registration development as the foundation of singing well, and he was also…

Interview with Suzan Postel of “The Body Sings”

Here’s a treat for all of us as we begin 2017:  An interview with master Somatic educator and performer, Suzan Postel, of The Body Sings. I have had the opportunity to work with Suzan as her client, by Facetime, and am looking forward to continuing with her this month.  We have referred students to each other and…