Performing Arts Medicine

UCL’s 1st PAM UK Day

Posted on Categories: Performing Arts, Performing Arts Medicine

I am please to announce I will be presenting my MSc research, An investigation of the laryngeal mechanism during vocal register transition in female vocalists at the 1st PAM UK Day being held at UCL on Saturday 17th. It’s great to get a PAM event happening in the UK. Hopefully the first of many.

Touring and the singer

Touring and the singer

Posted on Categories: Education, General Health, Inspiration, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Medicine, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal Health

Not so long ago I received an email from a singer by the name of Vanessa Murray. She was gathering information to help her with her MA dissertation on the topic of how touring affects the voice. I thought you might find this information of use too so have published the answers I gave her […]

BobbyMcFerrin a great example of vocal expertise

How to become an expert solo vocalist like Bobby McFerrin.

Posted on Categories: Communication, Education, Expertise, Musicianship, Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Singers

Bobby McFerrin is without a doubt, one of the most accomplished vocalists of this century. He leads 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 and […]

Communicating effectively on stage

How to improve your communication skills on stage

Posted on Categories: Communication, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Singing, Talent Development

In The Performer’s Edge course we explore communication on stage. To start we discussed verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. A singer needs to be able to communicate using both forms. Body language is a vital form of communication between humans, along with vocal tone and the words especially on stage where distance becomes a […]

TED

TED Rules!

Posted on Categories: Communication, Music Business, Performing Arts, Technology, Vocal Science

I am a huge TED fan. I head over to the site l when I’m curious to know what’s trending when I need inspiration when I need education or just when I need a bit of entertainment. TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”. On the site, you’ll find a collection of videos of […]