Singing Posture and Balance

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Singing Posture and Balance As vocalists, we spend a lot of time in the practice room, finely tuning the various skills and techniques of singing. Studies show musicians tend to measure their worth through the success of performances, the arena where all the hard works pays off! As a coach, one specific technique that I […]

Learning a New Song

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Learning a New 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 patience […]

Breathing Technique

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Breathing Technique As a singer, I hear plenty of discussions about breathing technique, and 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 extraneous details, […]

Vocal Warm-Ups

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Vocal Warm-Ups Taking time to engage, prepare and ‘switch on’ your voice is vital. Warming-up properly helps your voice during lessons, practices and performances. It can even increase your vocal stamina and energy, and it reminds you to sing with solid technique. But how exactly can you warm-up properly? What exercises should you do? How […]

Singing Choir

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Singing 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 then try […]

Why Do You Need a Voice Coach?

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Why Do You Need a Voice Coach? A lot of 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 improve their singing are taking lessons with a voice coach, and practising. Combining […]

Jazz Improvisation 101 For Singers

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Jazz Improvisation 101 For Singers Improvisation is a defining aspect of the jazz genre. It gives us the opportunity to showcase our abilities and really impress our listeners. For singers, the improvisation that we do is called scatting. A good scat consists of a range of different nonsense syllables (e.g. Doo, Ba, Dee, Bup, Zoo, […]

A Dummies Guide to Belting

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A Dummies Guide to Belting So before we talk about how to belt, we are going to do the how to not ever, ever, ever belt. Seriously, I have seen it so many times, people pushing out notes that their vocal chords aren’t used to; straining, cracking, breaking. It’s horrible – beyond horrible – and I […]