Touring and the singer

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

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 […]

6 strategies to overcome stage fright aka performance anxiety

If you haven’t already I highly recommend you read my post Warning: stage fright can ruin your performance. It will give you a background to the cause and symptoms of stage fright also known as, performance anxiety. The next step is to accept that this condition is natural and normal. What you don’t want is […]

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 […]

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 […]

Warning: stage fright can ruin your performance

I can recall the first time I experienced stage fright as clear as if it was yesterday. I went to an audition for a chorus part in a professional musical theatre production of The Student Prince. I step on stage feeling quietly confident, started to sing. About 4 or 5 bars in my knees suddenly […]

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 […]

The Performer’s Edge course sum up

Hello, I must apologise for not being able to keep up with the Performer’s Edge blogs. So much to do, so little time! 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’d grown and […]

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 […]