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 […]

VocalizeU Artist Intensive, Los Angeles, July 5-14

If you are serious about a career in singing, or just serious about singing then I can HIGHLY recommend the VU Artist Intensive summer programme coming up in Los Angeles, July 5-14. I will be there along with some amazing teachers and music industry peeps who will inform and inspire your singing, performing, songwriting and […]

How to become an expert solo vocalist.

Bobby McFerrin is without a doubt, one of the most accomplished vocalists of this century. He has lead the way in 20th/21st Century solo vocal performance through his unique use of the voice and body, combined with highly skilled musicality and improvisation. His style transcends genres, being equally comfortable and accomplished in classical, popular, folk […]

The International Songwriting Competition (ISC)

I thought I’d highlight this great songwriting competition for songwriters of all levels. ISC gives away more than $150,000 in cash and prizes (shared among the 68 winners) including an overall Grand Prize consisting of $25,000 (US) cash and $30,000 in prizes. This year’s deadline Sept 20th More info (from ISC): What is ISC? The […]

The Performer’s Edge 8 Week course commencing Feb 11

This 8 week course focuses on developing the right mindset for success in the music/singing world no matter what level you wish to achieve. Commences: Sat Feb 11 3.30-5.30 Venue: Sing Vocal Studio, 485a Finchley Rd Hampstead NW3 6HS London Cost: £195 early Bird fee before 27th Jan. Regular fee £225 To book your place […]

The Performer’s Edge course sum up

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

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 […]

Yes, I’m talking to you…communication

(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 […]

Who am I? Do I want to be seen this way?

This week in the Performer’s Edge we explored the way we thought we were perceived by the world and discovered how the world perceived us. We explored our ‘labels’ such as ‘daughter, singer, Australian, Cancerian, well educated, poor, mother’ etc and also used Johari’s Window to explore the things about us we knew the world […]

BOOK NOW – Performance Workshop for singers Nov 20th

Book your place now (£1.50 fee applies) Participants Performer+fee £19.50Observer+fee £11.50 *Imagine being able to perform confidently in front of others. *Know where to look when you are in front of an audience *Walk off stage happy with your performance *Feel comfortable singing into a microphone If you are struggling with your performance confidence and […]