Choir: Back to School Tips


Regardless of whether you’re working with beginners, returning singers, or both, you can set up your ensembles for success by keeping these three things in mind.

1. Introduce Concepts of Healthy Production

It’s very important to focus on individual musicianship within the first few weeks of school.

Why Don’t Singers Think They Can Read Music?

Emily Willaims Blog Post

In my experience, many young singers suffer from a misconception that they simply cannot read music. While it may be true that their current skills do not match those of their instrumentalist counterparts, I am baffled by how often I hear my newer singers say, “Oh, I can’t read this,” or “I don’t know how to read music, I just know how to sing.”

I want to address three factors that contribute to a singer’s negative perception of their music reading skills.