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

And it’s the THIRD Quickie! September 6, 2016

Happy September to all, especially to those who are back in school.  So, tension is the enemy of the strong, effective voice. Lots of us carry tension in the back of the neck down across the shoulders. A simple way to ease this tightness?  With the tip of your nose,  slowly ‘draw’ an infinity sign, … Continue reading And it’s the THIRD Quickie!

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!