About Cris Riedel

A twenty-year veteran of performing stories, Cris likes best to tell the old ones.  Folktales of those who solve the problem–and save the day–with their wits.  She has performed at the Stone Soup and Lehigh Valley Festivals, and is celebrating ten years of telling for summer reading programs in her native western New York state.

From Cris's Commentary

Second Voice Quickie! August 3, 2016

Another fast warm-up tip:  HUM.   You can’t damage your voice humming, and it gets the resonances going.   Concentrate on getting the vibration ‘tickle’ going on your lips and the tip of your nose.   Hum a favorite song — do pick one with fun lyrics to sing along in your head!  Humming can … Continue reading Second Voice Quickie!

Voice Quickies July 4, 2016

Starting this month and then every month, I’ll be posting a quickie technique you can use right away to help your voice.  Warm-ups, performance tips, all do-able quickly.  This month’s quickie:  Need to wake up/warm up your voice in a hurry?  One word–YAWN.  Just think to yourself how comfortable a yawn would feel right now…and … Continue reading Voice Quickies