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 […]

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 […]

Singing teacher training course

This week I started a singing teacher training course for singers who want to teach privately. 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 […]

Who am I? Do I want to be seen this way?

This week in the Performer’s Edge we explored the way we thought we were perceived by the world and discovered how the world perceived us. We explored our ‘labels’ such as ‘daughter, singer, Australian, Cancerian, well educated, poor, mother’ etc and also used Johari’s Window to explore the things about us we knew the world […]

Success, what does it mean to you?

On the Performer’s Edge course we start off by looking into the meaning of success. I start here because often when I ask singers what their ultimate goal is with their singing I get vague or unfocused answers such as “I just want to sing” or “I want to be famous”. These statements could be […]