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 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 […]

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 […]