Great talent is not equal to success

Posted on Categories: Education, Goal Setting, Inspiration, Learning and Memory, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Passion, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singing teacher, Slider, Talent Development

No, it is a growth mindset and sheer grit. And science concurs. Whilst I haven’t got my own stats on this, I can certainly 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

​How to practise singing.

Posted on Categories: Expertise, Goal Setting, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Passion, Practice techniques, Slider, Talent Development, Top Tips, Vocal techniques

I used to be quite baffled when I worked with singers who were focused, dedicated and would practise hard to develop their talent and skills, but struggled to improve significantly or achieve their technical goals. One day I came across this quote somewhere on the internet of things: “Practice does not make perfect, only perfect […]