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 […]

Did you know not all doctors are equal when it comes to the singing voice?

It’s seems more and more singers are developing voice problems as they embark on their singing careers. Several recent famous examples include Adele, Sam Smith, Jess Glynne and John Mayer. In this video Dr Steven Zeitels talks about surgery like Adele’s and the use of voice in the modern day. Unlike the elite singer most of […]

Wanted: Singers for MSc Research project

Are you a contemporary or classical singer? Would you be interested in helping me to do a world’s first comparative study for my MSc Performing Arts Medicine research project at UCL?  My study will identify and compare what occurs in female singers from both Contemporary Commercial Music (CCM) and classical genres as they successfully transition through […]

Hypermobility and singing – is it relevant?

I’ve been learning a lot of interesting things about performers and medical issues. One topic which piqued my interest and gave me an ah-ha moment was that of hypermobility aka doublejointedness. This condition can be an advantage for some performing artist but if you are a singer and have it in your larynx that could […]

Introducing the vocal workout app, VocalizeU.

What is it? A practical software program for singers to add to their iPad, iPhone, Desktop (Mac and PC) with Android (on it’s way). What does it do?  Provides a set of individualised vocal training program or warm-up exercises. Plus it contains ear training exercises, video examples, quizzes, a piano app, records, and there are two […]

Get an discount in my new store!

THE STORE I have added The Store to my website. This will sell useful digital products for singers. There are two products in there already. The VocalizeU voice training app for desktop (PC or MAC) and the pitch training software, Sing & See (PC or MAC). VocalizeU is a great app that will help you to develop your voice, practice, get some […]

Vocal care DOs and DONTs

DO + Keep well hydrated 1.5-2l/day. More if energy out put increases. + Maintain good general health with a balanced diet. + Consider planning your eating to suit performance needs. + Maintain regular vocal practice and training. + Get a vocal instructor who understands how to train and exercise the voice for singing. + Get […]

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 […]