Voice care for singers

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

Posted on Categories: General Health, Singers, Singing, Slider, Vocal Health

Good voice care is the key to singing longevity. Most vocal threats are within our control, but some may require medical intervention. This article will look at voice care factors within our control. There are numerous things that can interfere with the efficiency and function of your vocal folds. Some interferences come from within, and […]

Whitney Houston RIP

Whitney Houston, from session singer to icon

Posted on Categories: Creativity, Inspiration, Passion, Performance Skills, Singers, Singing

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 teeth as a working singer before hitting the big time. She worked […]

Who Are You?

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

Posted on Categories: Artist development, Education, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singing

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 […]

The Performer's Edge

Summing up The Performer’s Edge course

Posted on Categories: Artist development, Education, Expertise, Goal Setting, Mental Practice, Mindset, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Singers, Singing, Talent Development

A group of performers and I have been working hard in The Performer’s Edge course. 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’ve all grown and everyone said they were walking away with […]

singing teacher training course

Singing teacher training course

Posted on Categories: Education, Passion, Sing teacher training, Singing, Singing teacher

Have you ever thought about becoming a singing teacher? 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 me the role of a singing teacher […]

Communicating effectively on stage

How to improve your communication skills on stage

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

In The Performer’s Edge course we explore communication on stage. To start we discussed verbal and nonverbal forms of communication. A singer needs to be able to communicate using both forms. Body language is a vital form of communication between humans, along with vocal tone and the words especially on stage where distance becomes a […]

John Mayer cancels tour

John Mayer cancels concerts due to granuloma on his vocal cords

Posted on Categories: Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Vocal Health, Vocal medicine

John Mayer has just announced that he has to cancel his up and coming concerts due to vocal issues. He states he has “something next to my vocal cords called a granuloma.” Unfortunately, the condition is as bad as it sounds, especially to a singer or professional voice user. A granuloma is a growth resulting from […]