Touring and the singer

Posted on Categories: Education, General Health, Inspiration, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Performing Arts Medicine, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal Health

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 […]

Top 10 essential teaching resources for the new singing teacher

Posted on Categories: Education, Music Business, Sing teacher training, Singing teacher, Singing Teacher Training, Technology, Top Tips

If you are just starting out as a singing teacher and wondering what gear and resources you need then here is my recommended top 10 list. On the Be A Singing Teacher course, we discuss and look at bits of equipment as well as how to successfully find students and market your teaching studio. Just like […]

Vocal care DOs and DON’Ts

Posted on Categories: General Health, Singers, Singing, Slider, Top Tips, Vocal HealthTags: , , ,

DO + Keep well-hydrated 1-1.5l/day. More if energy output increases or you’re in a hot environment. + Maintain good general health with a balanced diet. + Consider planning your eating around your performance needs. + Maintain regular vocal practice and training. + Get a vocal instructor who understands how to train and exercise the voice […]

6 strategies to overcome stage fright aka performance anxiety

Posted on Categories: Performance anxiety, Performance Skills, Performing Arts Medicine, Singing, Slider, Top Tips

If you haven’t already I highly recommend you read my post Warning: stage fright can ruin your performance. It will give you a background to the cause and symptoms of stage fright also known as, performance anxiety. The next step is to accept that this condition is natural and normal. What you don’t want is […]

Artist focus: Carrie Haber

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Performing Arts, Singers, Singing, Slider, Talent Development, Top TipsTags: , , , ,

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 […]

Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect.

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

I love quotes, I collect them to inspire others and myself; as a teaching tool and to understand the world better. This quote, by the American football coach Vince Lombardi, has been proven to me over and over in my vocal studio.  I used to be quite baffled when I encountered singers who were focused, […]

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