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Teacher and Singer, Amy Cheifetz, Discusses The “Cornelius Reid Technique”

Teacher and Singer, Amy Cheifetz, Discusses The “Cornelius Reid Technique”

If you have followed my blog then you know that I tend towards the ‘alternative.’  This tendency towards the ‘alternative’, however, is almost always borne out of frustration or necessity.  If I have tried something that is more conventional and it doesn’t work then I try to find a new way or a way that works for me.

This tendency has expressed itself in my singing, as well.  I had (and, still do to some degree) struggled for years with certain technical problems that my teachers in my undergraduate university and then graduate school could not ‘fix.’ I continued to sing and was able to get some work professionally but these technical problems continued to haunt me and hindered my ability to express myself.  If art is a means of expressing oneself, I found myself only able to express so far. Read the rest of this entry