Are you having difficulty singing? Running out of breath? Inconsistent tone? Lacking control? Breathing is a great place to start working to unravel a myriad of singer problems! Start by getting to know your body. It's useful to understand where the air goes when it enters the body, and that the primary function of breathing … Continue reading What’s so important about breathing anyway?!
I'm thrilled to be on the organising committee for the whopping Stoke Sings! event taking place February 2019 at The Victoria Hall in aid of the Lord Mayor's Charities: Approach for Positive Dementia Support Stoke on Trent Foodbank Equal Chances Child Care The committee and the choirs are buzzing with excitement in the lead up to … Continue reading Stoke Sings!
I had so much fun with the fabulous and attentive crowd at IRIS Vision Cheshire this week. I was invited to work with the group after lunch on Monday afternoon following many cakes (three each!!) and we worked on learning one song with two harmonies. A huge thanks to Daizy for capturing this snippet … Continue reading Teeth & Cake | IRIS Vision Centre
In March 2018, I relaunched my PerfTec workshop for all vocalists to learn ways to improve singing performance and provide a deeper understanding vocal technique. During our 10 week course, we have not only been working on a multitude of different singing technique and performance ideas, but have made great friends in the process. We have even discovered how … Continue reading PerfTecly Completed 2018
On Friday 18th May I was delighted to host a 3 hour workshop for the Musicians Union for singers and vocalists at Stan’s Café Theatre Space, Birmingham. Your Voice was the first in a 2-part course learning all about vocal performance and technique. I was thrilled to have been asked to host the (sell out!) … Continue reading Your Voice | Musicians Union
Singing lesson warm ups, tongue twisters
Working with Pure vowels is a great way to start your singing practice at home. They are useful for every genre - not just classical singers, choral groups or using whilst reciting that lovely yellow book of Italian Aria's. Pop, MT, Folk and hobby singers can benefit from knowing about them too. A pure vowel … Continue reading Vocal warm-ups: Pure Vowels
I don't know how many times I have seen Voice Science likened to Sport Science suggesting that singing is similar to sport. Interestingly, it actually is a good likeness and therefore, people need to sit up and take note: We do not expect an athlete to perform well without warming up their muscles first, so why do some people expect the … Continue reading Vocal Health // 4 Good Reasons You Should Warm-Up Your Voice