Good voice care for singers: factors that influence your vocal health

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Good voice care is key to keeping you singing. As with anything, there are dangers lurking about that will interfere with your vocal health and function. Many of these influences are within your control, but some may require medical intervention to treat. There are numerous things that can interfere with the efficiency and function of your […]

From session singer to icon, Whitney Houston RIP

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Personal Development, Singers, Singing

‘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 her […]

Brilliant question regarding my credibility to run The Performer’s Edge course

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I received this question to a post I made advertising The Performer’s Edge Course in LindedIn. I thought it was very relevant, so I am posting the question and my answer here too: “It sounds fabulous although I would love to know more about your experience as a performer. It seems contrary but I have […]

Artist focus: Andrew Roachford and his voice

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I am very fortunate to get to work with some amazingly talented artists. Andrew Roachford (Cuddly Toy, Family Man) is no exception. Here Andrew tells us how he uses vocal training to help him in his career. How long have you been singing for? AR: I have ben singing since I was around 8 years […]

The Performer’s Edge course sum up

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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

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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 […]

Singing teacher training course

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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 […]

Yes, I’m talking to you…communication

Posted on Categories: Communication, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Singing, Talent DevelopmentTags: , , ,

(There had to be a dog picture at some point…maybe nearly as cute as Dexter…maybe) So this week on the Performer’s Edge course we looked at communication. Firstly we discussed verbal and non verbal forms of communication. A singer needs to be able to communicate using both forms. Body language is a vital form of […]

Setting Goals

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If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else. Yogi Berra Week 3 of the Performers edge course we address goal setting. If you want to achieve your dreams as a singer and performer you will have to set some goals. First decide where you want to go, dare to dream […]