Thursday, September 18, 2008

More progress...

After a summer-long hiatus (I didn't really mean to take a break, but the summer just got crazy) I went back down to Denver for a voice lesson with Mary Ann Kehler. I was nervous because it had been a while and I was afraid that I had lost all the progress I made in the last year. In addition, I am still a little gunky from a cold. I was so jazzed that it turned out to be a great lesson.

It is so cool to sing songs well that just last year, I really struggled on. There have been many times when I have studied with a voice teacher and not really felt much progress -- sadly most of my college experience. But I am now totally loving this SLS technique because I am really hearing and feeling the difference. My voice is finally starting to make sense to me. I still have a long way to go and there are still a bunch a inconsistencies that I need to work through, but I have to be a little patient with myself, and know that all those will not go away overnight. I am just thriledl to recognize that, with Mary Ann's help, I am making progress.

I am also really looking forward to the 27th. Dean Kaelin, who is a master teacher in SLS is coming to town and doing a bunch of masterclasses. I am registered for advanced SLS technique and the application to song class. I might even get a chance to sing. If I do, I think I will sing No Good Deed from Wicked because I pretty much stink on that one and hopefully Dean could provide some valuable insights so I won't always stink on it. :)

I will put some sound clips on if you are interested in giving a listen. Yesterday I worked on an older song, The Wizard and I. I didn't quite get it to where I had it this spring, but it is not too bad. I am also putting on a little clip of There's a Fine, Fine Line from Avenue Q. I absolutely LOVE this song, the lyrics have such truth in them and I really connect with them. It was the first time I ever sang it in a lesson, but it wasn't too bad. I am really excited for my next lesson when I am going to start working on The Girl from 14G!

Wizard and I link

Fine, Fine Line link


Kirsten said...

Seriously, I would be the first one in line to buy your cd.

Mikayla Skouson said...

Wow wow wee wow! Carli That is amazing. I love the progress you have made even since the last time we sang at Christmas. YOu are amazing and My IDOL! I love you. I have to back Kirsten up. Your CD would Rock. Such a pure and nice tone. LOVE IT!

Chris said...

Uh, hate to break it to you, but you sing perfect already, so you're just wasting the money! :-)

Love listening.