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Choir Ninja, with Ryan Guth

Apr 28, 2017

Dr. Amanda Quist takes us through a typical warm-up for the Westminster Choir College freshman choir. You’ll learn how, in just 5-7 minutes, she addresses the building blocks of great sound. Plus, you’ll take some fun detours into topics like cell phone policy and how to classify voices. Listen: Highlight to Tweet:...


Apr 25, 2017

After all your work, it’s time to debrief the troops. Directors, feel free to be critical of yourself in private. But when you are in post-concert analysis with your singers, it’s all about counting your wins. In this unique episode you get a full recording of Ryan talking to his class the day after their spring...


Apr 21, 2017

Benita Eldridge was born and raised in Elmira, NY, and she has been teaching music there for 34 years. What’s the secret to her longevity? A supportive administration, commitment to her job and community, a firm hand guiding her class, and an overarching love for her students. Listen: Highlight to Tweet: "I don’t...


Apr 18, 2017

You’ve given the final cut off, you’ve taken the last bow, but the show’s not really over until Elvis has most definitely left the building. In today’s episode you’ll find tips for talking to members of the audience, releasing your choir after a job well done, and celebrating afterwards. End your concert in a...


Apr 14, 2017

It’s possibly the most important podcast Ryan has ever recorded! You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll learn all about the awesome new changes at Choir Ninja! Listen: Click to download episode! Show Notes: There are so many awesome things discussed in this podcast, but we’d prefer you listen to it than read...