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 […]

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 […]

Whitney Houston RIP

Whitney Houston, from session singer to icon

Posted on Categories: Creativity, Inspiration, Passion, Performance Skills, Singers, Singing

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 her teeth as a working singer before hitting the big time. She worked […]

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 […]

Setting SMART Goals

How to achieve your dreams by setting goals.

Posted on Categories: Goal Setting, Mindset, Passion, Slider

If you want to achieve your dreams you will have to set some goals. It is possible to get somewhere without goals, but it leaves a lot to chance. Achieving your dreams without a plan Wouldn’t you rather be in charge of your own destiny? “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin […]

What is good singing?

What defines good singing?

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Singing, Vocal techniques

What is good singing? The million dollar question, right? I have had countless hours of discussion on what it is. Conversations with professional singers, vocal students, singing teachers, music industry members and the general public. I thought I’d summarised the common elements that people seem to identify when they think about ‘good’ singing. These seem […]

​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 […]