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I’m going back to grad school tomorrow for the first time in 14 years.  I’m scared.  I’ve applied what I learned last time around throughout the years, but writing a paper? Taking a theory test?  It’s 4 am and I’m writing this.  Need I say more?

This makes me really appreciate my students as they come into the studio for the first time.  Or even the 50th time.  How can I make this experience the most positive possible?  How can I help them to overcome their fears of singing in front of someone who is SUPPOSED to critique them and tell them what they’re doing wrong?

1) Make them laugh: bring some silliness to the lesson, no matter the age of the student [···]

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