contact ME

Use the form on the right to send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789


You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

Performance and Pedagogy Blog

A blog about the performance and pedagogy of music.

Filtering by Tag: Dawn Upshaw

Going to the Source

Andrew Hitz

No matter which instrument we play, we are all trying to imitate the same thing: the human voice. While it is imperative that we all listen to great examples of people playing our own instrument, it is equally important to listen to great vocalists.  Whether it is a classical singer like Dawn Upshaw or a more pop oriented singer like Lisa Hannigan, analyzing their performances is like a master class.  Everything just sounds so natural.  There is so much there to emulate.

Making music sound natural is the key to everything. In fact, the folks in this business who make tubas or clarinets sound as natural as the Upshaws and Hannigans of this world almost always end up making a lot of money doing it.