- 31 Days to Better Practicing : Specifically aimed at piano students but FABULOUS for all musicians. Read one article per day, start at the beginning & read it all in one sitting, start at the end - use it any way you see fit. But, READ it!!
- Central Music : Purchase music locally -Central & Camelback
- David Jones - "The Voice Teacher" : David Jones - an INCREDIBLE teacher who has helped me a great deal (thank you for the "cuperto!"). Find articles about singing technique from this master technician. Monthly articles are posted about different vocal problems.
- How Music Works : Speech given by Karl Paulnack at Boston's Arlington Street Church about How Music Works.
- Musica Nova : Musica Nova is a new-concept classical music organization serving northeast Maricopa County, Arizona, including Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Carefree, Fountain Hills, and northeastern Phoenix. Rachel performs with them regularly.
- National Society of Arts & Letters : The National Society of Arts and Letters is an organization founded in 1944 in Washington, D.C. The society’s enthusiastic members give their time, energy, and talent to promote and assist young artists in the United States. Across the nation, chapters work each year to find talented young people to compete for a $10,000 first award in art, dance, drama, literature, or music.
Application is available below (Vocal DVD & essay due February 1st, annually). The local committee has never forwarded an application on to National that has NOT won some monies (and often substantial amounts!).
- NATS National Website : The National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc.
Mission Statement: To encourage the highest standards of the vocal art and of ethical principles in the teaching of singing; and to promote vocal education and research at all levels, both for the enrichment of the general public and for the professional advancement of the talented.
- Print Sheet Music Online from a Local Store!! : From Central Music - print sheet music from your computer!
- Public Radio Music Source : If it's in print and in audio format, these guys will find it for you!! My favorite spot to find recorded music.
- Purchase Sheet Music online : For $3.99-$5.99, purchase sheet music in the key in which you wish to sing. No worries about transposing, they will do it for you, AND keep a copy for you to reprint for a year.
- Shirlee Emmons is the BEST : A NATS Master Teacher, she has changed the way I think about the voice and what I teach. An incredible person with an amazing amount of insight into the voice as well as the psychology of practicing and performing. Check this woman out!!
- The Music Store in Tempe : Local music store - support the local arts!
- Valley of the Sun NATS Chapter : NATS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to encouraging the highest standards of singing through excellence in teaching and the promotion of vocal education and research.
On this website, you'll find information about upcoming auditions, as well as the associated forms, along with methods of contacting the NATS CNAZ officers and some other useful links.
- Velarde Voice Facebook Fan Page : Connect with fans of the studio & network together! Become a fan today.
- Why Music? : Karl Paulnack's speech to incoming freshman at Boston Conservatory, 2004