UCL’s 1st PAM UK Day

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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

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 […]

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 […]

From session singer to icon, Whitney Houston RIP

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Personal Development, Singers, Singing

‘One of the greatest singers that ever stood behind a microphone’. Aretha Franklin I was very sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s death last month. She possessed an extraordinary voice that appeared to have no limitations, her vocal style influenced thousands of singers of my generation and since. Unlike many chart singers of today, Whitney cut […]

Artist focus: Carrie Haber

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What do you use your singing voice for? To perform my original songs to a live audience as well as to record and sell my music. How long have you been taking voice lessons for? Roughly 8 – 9 years And How often? I started off with an intensive course of lessons while being at […]

Yes, I’m talking to you…communication

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

(There had to be a dog picture at some point…maybe nearly as cute as Dexter…maybe) So this week on the Performer’s Edge course we looked at communication. Firstly we discussed verbal and non verbal forms of communication. A singer needs to be able to communicate using both forms. Body language is a vital form of […]

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

Posted on Categories: Learning Strategies, Passion, Performing Arts, Practice techniques, Singing, Slider

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 […]

TED Rules

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

I am a huge TED fan. TED is a small nonprofit organisation devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. On the site you’ll find a collection of videos of people who speak at the TED conferences held around the world through out the year. These people share their innovative, creative thoughts, inspiring ideas, knowledge, skills and experiences. On […]

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