Switching Up! Changing from Baritone To Tenor

Ronald Long Headshots-0027Click below to find my blog on switching from baritone to tenor!  Over the past 10 years I have slowly switched from baritone to tenor.  It took me a long time and so now I feel I should share what I have learned.

Private Lessons

Currently I teach private lessons at my home in the north end and downtown Edmonton at MacEwan’s Conservatory of Music.  For more information contact me at rml328@icloud.com.  I am an Estill Master Trainer (EMT) with Estill Voice Training, Certified Ashtanga Yoga Teacher and a Reiki Master.  Below are some videos from my YouTube Chanel. Be sure to subscribe!

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Following are links to my summer of 2018 Singing Column with Mark Connolly on CBC Radio’s Edmonton AM!

Tips on Belting!

Yodelling

Heavy Metal Singing and False Folds!

Listen to my explanation of Estill Voice Training on CBC Radio

The closed mouth key to better singing!

The Secret of Great Singing!

What is Falsetto?

My Role as a Singing Coach!

Masterclass/Workshops

I provide workshops and masterclasses on belting or contemporary singing, how to project your speaking voice, musical theatre, and opera.  My approach is based on the Estill model, in which I am a certified Estill Master Trainer.  I am available to give short introductory workshops on Estill Voice Work.  Try their website www.estillvoice.com  for more information or read the wikipedia page Estill Voice Work!  I also regularly adjudicate music festivals around the province of Alberta.

Upcoming Workshops

September 16 – Belt Workshop from 1 to 4 pm at the Conservatory of Music in Edmonton.  Call 780-633-3725 to register.  Fee is $50 to particapate and $20 to audit!

October 14 – Estill Voice Training Introductory Workshop, presented by Ron Long, Estill Master Trainer.  Don’t miss this practical and interactive introductory workshop aimed at giving amateur and professional voice users a detailed introduction to Estill Voice Training Techniques.

NATS Members Free

Non-Member – $20 at the door

 

 

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Performing

I am a member of Actor’s Equity.  I have performed many comprimario roles for Edmonton Opera over the years – including St. Brioche in the Merry Widow, the Slave in Salome, and the messenger in Aida.  I have self produced, directed and performed Casper in Amahl and the Night Visitors.  With the local group Two One Way Tickets To Broadway I have performed Zaza/Albin in La Cage Aux Folles, First Officer Murdoch in Titanic, Ko Ko in the Mikado, and Beadle Bamford in Sweeney Todd.

This past summer I was  in Handel: The Musical! at the Edmonton Fringe Festival.  For more details click here to go to that website!

I have also done solo work with local choirs, performed the part of Ben in the Telephone with CBC’s Wednesdays at Winspear. Over the years I have done many recitals which included works such as Die Schone Mullerin, Dichterliebe, and Songs of Travel.

These are two videos of me performing in I Am Harvey Milk at the Winspear Centre in Edmonton!

 

Here are two more videos from my performance in La Cage Aux Folles!  Yes that is me in drag.