Introducing the vocal workout app, VocalizeU.

Posted on Categories: Education, Learning Strategies, Musicianship, Practice techniques, Singers, Singing, Technology, Vocal techniques

What is it? A practical software program for singers to add to their iPad, iPhone, Desktop (Mac and PC) with Android (on its way). What does it do?  Provides a set of individualised vocal training program or warm-up exercises. Plus it contains ear training exercises, video examples, quizzes, a piano app, records, and there are two […]

How to improve your intonation (pitch) and vocal tone

Posted on Categories: Education, Learning Strategies, Practice techniques, Sing teacher training, Singing, Technology, Vocal techniques

My students and I have been having fun recently with a computer programme called Sing and See.  We’ve also noticed a marked improvement in tone and pitching when using this nifty bit of software. This revolutionary software that gives real-time feedback when singing! The software SHOWS your precise pitch and vocal timbre as you sing. […]

Singing teacher training workshop from a master teacher (London Sept 1-3)

Posted on Categories: Education, Expertise, Sing teacher training, Vocal Science, Vocal techniques

Dave Stroud was my first singing teaching mentor. he has been instrumental in helping me not only to be a the best voice teacher I can be but also in helping me get the right mindset for building a successful tracking studio. Dave is here with one of his artists, Daniel Bedingfield, to present a […]

Artist focus: Andrew Roachford and his voice

Posted on Categories: Artist Interviews, Expertise, Music Business, Singers, Singing, Slider, Vocal techniquesTags:

I am very fortunate to get to work with some amazingly talented artists. Andrew Roachford (Cuddly Toy, Family Man) is no exception. Here Andrew tells us how he uses vocal training to help him in his career. How long have you been singing for? AR: I have ben singing since I was around 8 years […]

Singing teacher training course

Posted on Categories: Education, Goal Setting, Personal Development, Singing, Vocal techniquesTags: , , , ,

This week I started a singing teacher training course for singers who want to teach privately. 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 […]

Adele cancels tour, due to voice problems…again!

Posted on Categories: General Health, Singing, Vocal Health, Vocal techniquesTags: , , ,

Another tour cancelled due to poor vocal health and use. Haemorrage of the vocal folds often occurs as result singing with swollen vocal folds. Swelling can occur for a variety of reasons such as throat infections, cold infections, gastric reflux, bad vocal technique or even in certain times of the menstrual cycle. If you tend […]

So what defines good singing?

Posted on Categories: Passion, Performance Skills, Singing, Vocal techniquesTags: , , ,

The million dollar question right? I have had countless hours of discussion on what ‘good singing’ is. Conversations with professional singers, vocal students, singing teachers, music industry members and the general public. I thought I’d summarised the common elements that people seem to identify when they think about ‘good’ singing. These seem to be the […]

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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