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Apr 142016
 
This is a voice book

This is a Voice 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice Our latest book of voice techniques is out. “This is a Voice: 99 exercises to train, project and harness the power of your voice” was commissioned by the Wellcome Collection for their exhibition of the same name. Cerys Matthews […]

Aug 242015
 
Let's communicate. Talking your student's language

Context is everything Gillyanne here. Jeremy and I are always saying that ‘context is everything’ and this applies to how you communicate in singing teaching. We both believe you need to be student-focused in a singing lesson. This includes being aware of age, level of experience and their potential as well as desired goals. Are […]

Jun 082015
 
Easy top notes - how to stretch your voice

Today I’m focusing on finding easy top notes in a young male voice Interesting lesson today with a young singer songwriter about to go to LA on contract. He’s 19, writing good material, and his voice wasn’t doing quite what he wanted from his writing. Could I help? We had a single Skype vocal coaching session […]

May 182015
 
How well do you know your musicals?

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May 112015
 
Growing Voices: From Roots to Results

Using voices outdoors can be tiring If your job depends on it, caring for your voice becomes vital. Anne Leatherland, our Vocal Process Accredited Teacher, was recently invited to a forestry centre to give a workshop to the staff on how to use voices efficiently outdoors. We asked Anne to share what happened: “The staff […]

May 072015
 
Singing teacher resources in the 21st Century

Teaching vocals in the 21st Century Specialist TV series like Glee (focusing on high school choral music), or generic competitions like X Factor and The Voice (any music genre as long as it’s entertaining) have raised expectations for young performers In the not-too-distant past the route to being a singer was “Teen fan <New performer […]

Apr 152015
 
A great singing lesson has FORM

What makes a great singing lesson?   In the first of this three-part post, internationally renowned vocal coach and author Jeremy Fisher shares his top tips for a great singing lesson Whether you’re a singing teacher, a vocal coach or a singing student, a great singing lesson can really make your day. But what makes a […]

Apr 132015
 
Two octave slide with stroboscopy?

Have you ever sung a two octave slide? Have you ever sung a two octave slide with your tongue out? Have you ever sung a two octave slide in full voice with your tongue out as far as it will go being held by someone else, while a camera sits at the back of your […]

Mar 192015
 
Observing vocal technique in practice

Observing vocal technique in practice We asked Singing Teacher’s Retreat graduate Ronni Bailey to write a short report on her experience of the follow-up she received after the Retreat. Here’s her article Vocal pedagogy: Thoughts on observing vocal technique in practice “After attending the Vocal Process Singing Teachers Retreat in September 2014, I had a […]

Nov 172014
 
How dance language can change your singing

Helping a dancer find truth in singing I work with many dancers who sing and singers who dance. The triple threat in Musical theatre (actor, singer, dancer) is fast becoming the norm. My client this morning is a triple threat who thinks in dance terms. She’s a dancer through and through. So how could I […]