May 1, 2019 by Courtney Cutchins Your Voice: Wild Animal, Familiar Friend I often have fascinating philosophical discussions with my clients. It doesn’t always happen, but I find that, generally, people want to tell me their vocal story - why they enjoy singing, what types of music speak to them, why they can’t [...]
About Courtney CutchinsCourtney Cutchins is the founder and voice coach of Seadragon Songhouse. For nearly 15 years, she’s been sharing her passion for music education, helping clients learn to sing their songs and love their voices – from Seattle to New York City to Atlanta. With a Master of Music degree in Jazz Vocal Performance from the Manhattan School of Music, her coaching is informed by Somatic Voicework™ methods, as well as her experiences as a performing artist and educator, with a focus on CCM (Contemporary Commercial Music) styles such as pop, rock, jazz, folk and original songs. She believes in trusting her client’s creative voice to guide each session, encouraging their authentic and unique self to shine through.
March 28, 2019 by Courtney Cutchins Those "Creative Types” - The Creativity Pigeonhole I’ve discovered that creativity has gotten itself a bad name, and creative people along with it. We’ve all been there. Someone hears that you’re a musician, a painter, an author, a designer, a maker, so they talk about their experience [...]
March 21, 2019 by Courtney Cutchins You Were Not Born to Sing: The Myth That's Silencing Your Voice Okay, I admit, this post is all about perspective. But, I’m discussing this particular angle, so bear with me. Truthfully, either no one is born to sing - or everyone is born to sing! Let [...]
February 27, 2019 by Courtney Cutchins 9 Ways to Create an Awesome Practice Space (And Finally Enjoy Practicing!) (For musicians - or any other creative professional…) Practicing. Creating. Existing. This is challenging stuff. Over the past few years, my own experience with practicing has changed from absolutely hating every moment to truly loving [...]
February 19, 2019 by Courtney Cutchins Focus vs. Fixation: How Songwriting is like a Jigsaw Puzzle My family and I have this tradition of working on a jigsaw puzzle together during the colder months. Whether it’s a dolphin leaping over the moon or a wizard casting spells in a snow globe, we wind [...]
December 21, 2018 by Courtney Cutchins Use Your Voice, Get the Job (And Be Heard!) In today’s digital age, there’s a significant focus on the visual. It’s easy to forget how important sound truly is. Between video captions and presentation transcripts, we often don’t have to actually listen to anything at all! Now, [...]
December 15, 2018 by Courtney Cutchins 5 Natural Remedies for Singers As singers, we try our very best to take care of our instruments during the winter months - but between the weather, festivities, stress and sugar (yum!), sometimes vocal fatigue, strain or illness is inevitable. Here are a few of my favorite [...]