Riva Capellari

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Located in Brookside in the heart of Kansas City

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How the Virus Spread through the Air

I found this interactive article to be very helpful in understanding what scientists are talking about when they speak of aerolization of particles and how they can spread the virus to others in a room even with distance and masks.

Word of the Day

We have arrived at the final day of 2020. What a year. I hope you have enjoyed my word of the day for these final days of 2020. I will keep them on the website through January.

Happy New Year!


a recurrent musical theme or melody associated

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Singing in the Holidays

It has been a year – and we are now heading into the holiday season. Musicians have found ways to still perform and bring music to an audience. I of course, believe in the essentialness of music for everyone. So if you are looking for a unique gift for that special someone, lighten up their

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Here are some links to new information on COVID and singing and other aerosol producing activities!!!


The Voice as a Gift

During the time of the pandemic (as it will be called I am sure when we reminisce about it), I have luxuriated in one of my most favorite of activities – reading. Gleaning my “must reads” from the end of the year NYTimes Best Books List, I have been leisurely running through them, checking out

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COVID After Effects- Concerns for Singers

Almost a year later I am still writing about COVID and its negative effects for singers. Surviving COVID is of course the number one outcome we all want, but “long-haulers” are those that continue to have deleterious “after effects” officially known as “sequelae”. Here are a few:

Lung capacity can be reduced through pulmonary fibrosis

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