Losing your voice is possibly the worst thing that could happen to any singer / voice professional, but it happened to me. I have taught voice / singing for over 10 years in 4 countries and have a number of degrees and diplomas to my name. I would say I know enough about voice use and how to take care of my own. But I, like a lot of my singing students, ignored all the signs that something wasn’t quite right.
The Mindset Of Singing Is Often Overlooked, But Much Like A Sports Person Has A Performance Psychologist, We Singers Needs The Support Too. Performance Can Feel Lonely And Daunting, But With The Right Tools You Will Be Smashing Those Performances In No Time! Tarryne Webb discussed in her YouTube podcast episode with me about how…
Singing is a deeply personal and highly subjective instrument. You will hear opinions coming from all sides, but how do you know if you can sing objectively? “Everyone has a beautiful voice, you just have to learn how to use it” – Jo Estill This pretty much sums up the ethos of my whole studio….
Getting better at singing can be slow and steady. Which will mean you don’t necessarily hear the difference straight away.. BUT… here are 5 ways to note progress with your singing voice.
Singing isn’t as quite as easy as the ABC but with the right tools you can sing whatever, wherever you like. Don’t forget to check out my YouTube video if you don’t fancy a longish read. You can check it out over here. Or alternatively check out the embedded video at the bottom of the page. …
Congratulations! On deciding to start such a wonderful journey. Not trying to bullshit you here at all, it is very cool that you are starting something new or perhaps restarting something you did.
“Take a deep breath” is an often misused vocal direction to imply that in order to sing for a longer phrase you just need to have more air in the lungs.
Singers are tricky to buy for. You no longer need CD’s, concerts are out, when will they get to perform live again? Who knows. Here are my Top Christmas Gift Ideas for the singers close to you.
Firstly, I am almost certain that you have heard of this elusive membrane. Secondly, I am sure that you have checked out a couple of “How to sing” YouTube videos where they talked all about it. How wonderful that you are here, btw so that we can really dive into the nitty gritty of what the hell they are banging on about.
Singing is quite like sport in a lot of respects. We use our muscles for complex movements, we push ourselves to our limits, we train, make quick decisions & require stamina & fitness to perform. Just like with sport we also need to warm-up our voices. Here are some reasons why, & how you can maximise your warm-up.
We have kind of been thrown into this whole online thing haven’t we. We haven’t been allowed to sing properly in public for months, & we still can’t sing without standing behind a plexi-glass wall. We have been more or less forced to start singing online. But it has been a real eye opener for a lot of people. I am personally a huge advocate for the benefits online singing lessons, having started learning with Dave Stroud back in 2010!!! (yes that was when NZ Still didn’t have unlimited internet capacity) Here are a couple of reasons why I am still advocating for online learning, because it just works.