Finding your identity as the artist

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Have you spent any time thinking about your identity as an artist? How do you think the world perceives you? And how does the world actually perceive you? The Performer’s Edge Programme looks into Identity. Here is an example of a workshop I did exploring this concept with a group of singers. To start we explored our […]

Setting Goals

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If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra Week 3 of the Performers edge course we address goal setting. If you want to achieve your dreams as a singer and performer you will have to set some goals. First decide where you want to go, dare to dream […]

Limiting beliefs can be unchained!

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This week on the Performer’s Edge course we looked into the belief system and how beliefs about ourselves and others can help or hinder us. In my experience it doesn’t matter how talented a performer may be, if their belief system is such that they can’t get out and perform or it causes them to […]

Adele cancels tour, due to voice problems…again!

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Another tour cancelled due to poor vocal health and use. Haemorrage of the vocal folds often occurs as result singing with swollen vocal folds. Swelling can occur for a variety of reasons such as throat infections, cold infections, gastric reflux, bad vocal technique or even in certain times of the menstrual cycle. If you tend […]

Success, what does it mean to you?

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On the Performer’s Edge course we start off by looking into the meaning of success. I start here because often when I ask singers what their ultimate goal is with their singing I get vague or unfocused answers such as “I just want to sing” or “I want to be famous”. These statements could be […]