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 […]

Great talent is not equal to success

Posted on Categories: Education, Goal Setting, Inspiration, Learning and Memory, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Passion, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singing teacher, Slider, Talent Development

No, it is a growth mindset and sheer grit. And science concurs. Whilst I haven’t got my own stats on this, I can certainly vouch for these predictors antidotally. When I look at the success of my students and clients over the years I’ve taught, whether related to developing their voices, overcoming poor singing habits, gaining […]

The Human Voice

The Human Voice from the Discovery program on BBC radio

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

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 unique […]

UCL MSc PAM

A masters in Performing Arts Medicine!

Posted on Categories: Education, Performing Arts Medicine

So guess what? I am back studying again, an MSc in Performing Arts Medicine at UCL. I’m very excited about this course. I feel like it’s been created just for me!  Performing Arts Medicine is the equivalent of sports medicine for performing artists. As I am discovering this subject encompasses a very wide spectrum of Performing Arts, […]

sing in tune

Sing and See: How to improve your intonation (pitch) and vocal tone

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

My students and I have been having fun exploring vocal intonation 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 […]

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 […]

Who Are You?

Brilliant question regarding my credibility to run The Performer’s Edge course

Posted on Categories: Artist development, Education, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singing

I received this question to a post I made advertising The Performer’s Edge Course in LindedIn. I thought it was very relevant, so I am posting the question and my answer here too: “It sounds fabulous although I would love to know more about your experience as a performer. It seems contrary but I have […]

The Performer's Edge

Summing up The Performer’s Edge course

Posted on Categories: Artist development, Education, Expertise, Goal Setting, Mental Practice, Mindset, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Singers, Singing, Talent Development

A group of performers and I have been working hard in The Performer’s Edge course. We were all so amazed this week to find we had come to the 10th and final class so soon. We all agreed it had been a great journey. We’ve all grown and everyone said they were walking away with […]

singing teacher training course

Singing teacher training course

Posted on Categories: Education, Passion, Sing teacher training, Singing, Singing teacher

Have you ever thought about becoming a singing teacher? These days singers need to be versatile and use a wide range of money earning strategies to survive. What better way to share your experience and passion than by helping someone else to sing and build confidence singing? For me the role of a singing teacher […]