Touring and the singer

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

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 DONTs

DO + Keep well hydrated 1.5-2l/day. More if energy out put increases. + Maintain good general health with a balanced diet. + Consider planning your eating to suit performance needs. + Maintain regular vocal practice and training. + Get a vocal instructor who understands how to train and exercise the voice for singing. + Get […]

6 strategies to overcome stage fright aka performance anxiety

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

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 […]

10 top tips to reduce the impact of gastric reflux on your voice

Avoid foods that trigger the symptoms: You may already know the specific foods that set off your symptoms, but if not then you may need to follow a process of elimination to find out which foods are problematic. Keep a food diary and record any symptoms and the times they occur. Make a note which […]

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

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, […]