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 […]

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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 […]

10 tips to help you remember song lyri​cs

Posted on Categories: Learning and Memory, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Performance Skills, Practice techniques, Singing, Slider

A commonly recurring nightmare for many singers is one where they forget the song lyrics midway through. I know I’ve certainly woken up in a cold sweat after having that kind of a dream and just before an important gig. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound […]

​How to practise singing.

Posted on Categories: Expertise, Goal Setting, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Passion, Practice techniques, Slider, Talent Development, Top Tips, Vocal techniques

I used to be quite baffled when I worked with singers who were focused, dedicated and would practise hard to develop their talent and skills, but struggled to improve significantly or achieve their technical goals. One day I came across this quote somewhere on the internet of things: “Practice does not make perfect, only perfect […]