Great talent is not equal to success

It’s growth mindset and grit. And science concurs. Whilst I haven’t got my own stats on this, I can certain 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 stage confidence or […]

VocalizeU Artist Intensive, Los Angeles, July 5-14

If you are serious about a career in singing, or just serious about singing then I can HIGHLY recommend the VU Artist Intensive summer programme coming up in Los Angeles, July 5-14. I will be there along with some amazing teachers and music industry peeps who will inform and inspire your singing, performing, songwriting and […]

Do we need to understand music? An inspiring video

Understand Music from finally. on Vimeo.

How to become an expert solo vocalist.

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

‘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 […]

The Performer’s Edge 8 Week course commencing Feb 11

This 8 week course focuses on developing the right mindset for success in the music/singing world no matter what level you wish to achieve. Commences: Sat Feb 11 3.30-5.30 Venue: Sing Vocal Studio, 485a Finchley Rd Hampstead NW3 6HS London Cost: £195 early Bird fee before 27th Jan. Regular fee £225 To book your place […]

Artist focus: Carrie Haber

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 […]

Setting Goals

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 […]

So what defines good singing?

The million dollar question right? I have had countless hours of discussion on what ‘good singing’ 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 to be the […]

The Performer’s Edge: Starts 29 Sept

This course is now Full. Let me know if you are interested in this course and I will keep you updated on future dates. Cheers Line This 10 week course starts Wed 28 Sept 7-9pm at Sing Vocal Studio (SVS) in NW3 London. Who is it for? Singer’s and performers who want to dig deep […]