Get a Grip! Matched Grip Under The Microscope It is imperative that all drummers have a solid understanding of basic drum stick techniques and principles, so let’s take a closer look at matched grip and what it means for drummers. First things first… Improper grip technique can lead to pain, muscle tension and of […]
In this week’s VLOG, Jess discusses the all important topic of RESONANCE, and in particular, “forward nasal resonance.” Jess shares with you some tips on how to engage resonance and achieve clear and beautiful tone.
In Part 2 of our Correct Diaphragm Use vlog series, Jess shows you how to strengthen your diaphragm so that it can function at it’s best!
In Part 1 of our Correct Diaphragm Use vlog series, Jess shows you how to engage your diaphragm in order to maintain breath control while singing.
Struggling to really BELT it out? Try these belting tips from Jess!
In this video, Jess gives you 5 tips to maintain a healthy voice. Especially important with flu season and winter upon us!
Struggling down low? In this week’s VLOG, Jackie shows you a couple a quick tips on how to use your CHEST VOICE and get that tone down low!
Glossary Of Vocal Terminology Register A range of tones produced in the human voice by the vibrations of the vocal folds. Chest Voice The lower part of the vocal register resonates particularly in the mouth or in a speaking voice. Head Voice The higher part of the vocal register, resonates from the nasal […]
by Joshua, Voice Coach at Sono There are often multiple debates surrounding the relationship between piano and singing. The central, most discussed argument is ‘do singers needs to learn piano as well?’. There is a general consensus that ‘yes’, singers do indeed need to learn the piano. But to what level? Do they need professional […]
Jackie’s Top Tips: How To Hit That High Note! Okay so, we’ve all been there. Struggling to hit that high note. Yes, singing in Head Voice can be absolutely terrifying. The squeaking, the breaking and then nothing. Well guess what? It’s all in your head. Literally. Your struggle is mental. Here are some fantastic […]
As a parent you may have heard the claim that playing an instrument makes your child smarter, but why is that? What tangible benefits does playing music have on a child’s development? Let’s go over some of the numerous benefits that music can have on the growing mind of a child! Research has shown that […]
Recording Music At Home In the last decade or so, recording music has shifted from the studios into the bedrooms. High-quality music recordings used to be unattainable without the use of a professional studio with many thousands of dollars worth of gear. Fortunately for musicians, it is now easier than ever to create good quality recordings […]
Exam time is stressful for a lot of people, but it doesn’t need to be. Being relaxed and applying the proper mindset is key to succeeding in your instrumental exams. Many people achieve worse results than expected simply due to poor preparation or nerves on the day of the exam. Everybody wants their hard […]
Taking piano lessons is an obvious way of improving your skill level on the piano. However, you may not be getting as much out of your piano lessons as you possibly could be. There are some simple things you can do to maximise the improvement that you get from your piano lessons. But first, a note […]
Why You Should Have Regular Piano Lessons by Kailan O’Dell, Piano Coach at Sono School Of Music At Sono, we recommend that lessons should be attended on a weekly or twice weekly basis in order to get the most out of them. We do not do “casual” lessons as they simply don’t work! Frequent piano […]
Everyone Can Sing by Katie Green, Vocal Coach at Sono School Of Music Can everyone sing, or do you have to be born with a singing gift? This is a common question for many people. The truth is, everyone can sing! But not only this, everyone needs to sing! It is of great importance in humanity! When […]
A Brief History of the Piano by Kailan O’Dell, Piano Coach at Sono School Of Music If you are like many piano players, you might not have given too much thought to the evolution of the piano itself. The piano is a magical instrument, capable of beautiful colour and expression in a wide variety of styles. […]
Tips On Singing Practice For Beginners by Katie Green, Sono School Of Music To become a better singer and advance in vocal ability, it is important to practice CONSISTENTLY and EFFECTIVELY, especially in the early stages of singing because your vocal muscles and voice are still developing. Many beginners are not sure how to approach their […]
How To Overcome Performance Nerves by Kailan O’Dell, piano teacher at Sono School Of Music Dealing with nerves before a lesson or performance. Do you have a feeling of anxiety before your lessons, or suffer from stage fright before a concert or performance? Don’t worry, that just means you’re human. “Nerves” are probably the […]