Introducing the vocal workout app, VocalizeU.

Posted on Categories: Education, Learning Strategies, Musicianship, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Technology, Vocal techniques

What is it? A practical software program for singers to add to their iPad, iPhone, Desktop (Mac and PC) with Android (on its way). What does it do?  Provides a set of individualised vocal training program or warm-up exercises. Plus it contains ear training exercises, video examples, quizzes, a piano app, records, and there are two […]

The Human Voice from the Discovery program on BBC radio

Posted on Categories: Communication, Education, Singing teacher, Vocal ScienceTags: , , ,

A fantastic BBC World Radio piece on the voice, featuring leading voice scientists such as Dr Ingo Titze and Professor Johan Sundberg and more explaining how the voice works. Find out how vowels are formed, what happens when a boy’s voice breaks, how the vocal folds vibrate, why humans have a descended larynx, what makes our voice […]

Vocal care DOs and DON’Ts

Posted on Categories: General Health, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal HealthTags: , , ,

DO + Keep well-hydrated 1-1.5l/day. More if energy output increases or you’re in a hot environment. + Maintain good general health with a balanced diet. + Consider planning your eating around your performance needs. + Maintain regular vocal practice and training. + Get a vocal instructor who understands how to train and exercise the voice […]

OMG it’s TMJD! Temporalmandibular Joint Disorder and the singer

Posted on Categories: General Health, Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Slider, Vocal HealthTags: , ,

I recently answered a question in “Singing Coaches/ Teachers“, on Linkedin, from a teacher who has a student who’s jaw clicks and dislocates when she sings on an AH sound. This clicking could be due to Temporalmadibular Joint disorder, in other words, a disorder of the jaw joint. The symptoms can be in the form […]

6 strategies to overcome stage fright aka performance anxiety

Posted on Categories: Performance anxiety, Performance Skills, Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Slider, Top Tips

If you haven’t already I highly recommend you read my post Warning: stage fright can ruin your performance. It will give you a background to the cause and symptoms of stage fright also known as, performance anxiety. The next step is to accept that this condition is natural and normal. What you don’t want is […]

How to improve your intonation (pitch) and vocal tone

Posted on Categories: Education, Learning Strategies, Practice techniques, Sing teacher training, Singing, Technology, Vocal techniques

My students and I have been having fun recently with a computer programme called Sing and See.  We’ve also noticed a marked improvement in tone and pitching when using this nifty bit of software. This revolutionary software that gives real-time feedback when singing! The software SHOWS your precise pitch and vocal timbre as you sing. […]

How to become an expert solo vocalist.

Posted on Categories: Artist Interviews, Education, Expertise, Goal Setting, Learning Strategies, Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Practice techniques, Singers, Talent Development

Bobby McFerrin is without a doubt, one of the most accomplished vocalists of this century. He has lead the way in 20th/21st Century solo vocal performance through his unique use of the voice and body, combined with highly skilled musicality and improvisation. His style transcends genres, being equally comfortable and accomplished in classical, popular, folk […]

Singing teacher training workshop from a master teacher (London Sept 1-3)

Posted on Categories: Education, Expertise, Sing teacher training, Vocal Science, Vocal techniques

Dave Stroud was my first singing teaching mentor. he has been instrumental in helping me not only to be a the best voice teacher I can be but also in helping me get the right mindset for building a successful tracking studio. Dave is here with one of his artists, Daniel Bedingfield, to present a […]

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