The Performing Arts Medicine Association Symposium 2016

On my masters course in Performing Arts Medicine (PAM) we learned a lot about the impact of the performer’s health on their art and vice versa. I discovered that there are medical and health professionals out there who really care about performers and their health. Unfortunately it’s not that common. There are people working to change this, and […]

When to Seek Medical Advice and Who To See

Here is some guidance for when to seek medical advice. Watch more great top tips from the rest of the V team on the Vocalzone Channel

How to transpose a song into your key

You know you don’t need to be a music theory buff to be able to change the key of your songs. In this post is a link below to a PDF cheat sheet to make the job easier. If you have sheet music or a chord chart and want to sing the song in a higher […]

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 […]

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Masters dissertation finally done!

So, here it is for better or worse my master’s dissertation entitled: An investigation of the laryngeal mechanism during vocal register transition in female vocalists.  Has it been worth it? Well one thing for sure is I don’t feel so bad about not knowing as much as I thought I should about the voice. Even the […]

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 […]

iSing Magazine – a digital mag for singers serious about singing!

Here is what has been keeping me occupied these past few months…iSing Magazine  If you use tablet or smartphone devices then you will need to make sure you download this amazing resource for singers…iSing magazine. It is the first of it’s kind for singers and it’s interactive. There are articles, videos, audio and links on […]

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 […]