Singing in a Choir So your solo singing skills are great! You have solid confidence, you get lessons from a skilled coach to improve your technique and you practise efficiently. This is super impressive, so well done! BUT… Have you ever tried singing in a choir? Think about some of your favourite solo artists, and […]
Learning to Sing a Song It’s honestly crazy how many songs exist. And there are more being created every day. The choices that singers have when choosing their repertoire is virtually limitless. There will always be something to suit your voice in the massive canon of international music. It just takes a little time and […]
Top Tips: Kill Those Nerves So your hands are trembling, your palms are sweaty, your voice breaks. That’s it, it’s all over. NO!!! Pick yourself up and dust yourself off. If you just watched this year’s latest Super Bowl Halftime Show you probably saw Beyonce slightly stack it in her dance, but did she scratch […]
Preparing for a Performance Do you have a big performance coming up? Sometimes, the right preparation can be half the battle. Effectively preparing for a performance can be split up into three main areas. Your mind, your body, and your instrument. Let’s take a look at some strategies that can be employed in each of […]
Why You Need a Voice Coach A lot of young (and older) people who have a genuine interest in singing will take many different steps to fulfill their desires and reach their goals. The two most common and practical methods which people choose to better their vocal talents are taking lessons and practising. Combining these […]
How to Master Breathing Technique As a singer, you may hear plenty of discussions about technique. Quite often these can be confusing. There are so many things to think about. It can sometimes feel like there is never enough time execute all the technical procedures you are meant to. However, if you strip away the […]
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 […]
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. […]