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 […]

Top 10 essential teaching resources for the new singing teacher

If you are just starting out as a singing teacher and wondering what gear and resources you need then here is my recommended top 10 list. On the Be A Singing Teacher course we discuss and look at bits of equipment as well as how to successfully find students and market your teaching studio. Just like […]

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 […]

The Human Voice from the Discovery program on BBC radio

A fantastic BBC World Radio piece on the voice, featuring leading voice scientists such as Ingo Titze and Johan Sundeberg and more explaining how the voice works. Find out how vowels are formed, what happens when a boy’s voice breaks, how the vocal folds vibrate, why humans have a descended larynx, what makes our voice […]