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We all need a bit of help with our singing. I want to inspire, break down & inform you gorgeous singers!

Zoe Stibi Vocal Coach

Kia Ora Everyone! 

I’m Zoe your vocal coach & I am here to help you figure out all things to do with your voice, & probably another couple of fun random bits. 

Singing should always be about having fun whilst learning. I adore singing & my mission is to inspire everyone to open their mouths & express that beauty waiting to come out.

Having been a singer & voice teacher for the best part of 15 years I hope that I can shed some light on a couple of those singing myths for you. 

Come say Hi!

Best Christmas Gift For Singers

Gift Ideas for Singers

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.

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Diaphragm in the thorax cavity

How to sing from your diaphragm

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.

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Singing Lessons, the perfect Christmas gift for singers

5 Reasons To Warm Up

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.

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Benefits of Online Singing Lessons

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.

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Vocal Fold Injury with Polyp & Hemorrhage

Vocal Fold Injury & Recovery

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.

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Gain stage confidence.

woman singing into microphone

Improve Your Technique

Each Wednesday I upload a new warm up for you at home. They are fun, interactive (as much as they can be on YouTube) & there is something new each week!

Warms ups without a piano

Head over to the tube where I can help you warm up, sing higher, sing louder …. well just sing better. 

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woman singing with guitar

Have fun!