Jeremy Fisher

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Medical disclaimer

All trainers working with voice need a medical disclaimer. Here's ours. Any information or guidance we provide is not a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of your doctor or healthcare provider. You must not rely on any information or guidance we provide you with as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor [...]

By |2019-09-13T10:54:04+01:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coaching singing in French

Well, that was an interesting day. Today I found myself unexpectedly coaching in French with an emergency singer. Sorry, that came out wrong - he is a singer wanting a coaching session immediately, not a singer who only bursts into song during crises... Standard problems singing in French (or German) He was singing a contemporary rock [...]

By |2019-08-29T16:05:14+01:00August 31st, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

Theories, beliefs and your reality

EVERYONE carries theories and beliefs. Theories and beliefs are what help us stay sane in this world, to navigate the extraordinary flow of information and experiences in which we are currently living. As singers, we carry beliefs and theories about techniques for singing - they help us step out into the scary world for performers and [...]

Imagery in aria coaching – bicycle wheel & escalator

Following on from my previous article on using the Slide, the Swing and the Hiccups in opera aria coaching, my client has brought Porgi Amor, from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro. It’s a tricky aria at the best of times – it's the first thing the Countess sings and it’s very slow and sustained. Add to that [...]

By |2019-08-15T15:49:17+01:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The slide, the swing & the hiccups – imagery in aria coaching

Those of you who know my work and the usual technical or musical precision of my instructions will perhaps raise an eyebrow at me using imagery in my singing coaching sessions. But today I was working with a new client and this fun session produced the swimming pool slide, the swing and the hiccups. The background [...]

Understanding musicals part 1

I was checking our archives today and rediscovered a great resource on musicals Gillyanne and I put together almost 16 years ago. Back in 2003 we were invited by Rhinegold Publishing to write a substantial piece for teenagers studying musicals in the UK. It's over 6,000 words long, so I thought over the next few weeks [...]

What’s my title? Teacher, performer, learner?

My name is Jeremy and I'm a teacher / performer Sharing knowledge and co-creating comes very naturally to me. I am by nature and by nurture a co-creator. I started accompanying other musicians at quite an early age and trained as a collaborative pianist, winning a national prize performing with (now Sir) Simon Keenlyside. I've worked [...]

By |2019-07-18T19:13:04+01:00July 18th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |2 Comments

What happens in Jeremy’s coaching session?

Hello, Jeremy here. I wish I could answer the title question with a simple sentence. But since a coaching session includes vocal technique, performance coaching, intuition and diagnosis geared towards each individual person, that's a little tricky! And if it's not possible for me to describe a coaching session, what would possess anyone to book one for [...]

The 16-bar singing audition performable unit

How do you find a 16-bar singing audition performable unit? The 16-bar audition is a newish feature of life as an actor/singer/dancer in the West End. It’s a way for the casting panel to see new people but without taking the time to hear whole songs. The point for the actor is to show a very [...]

Bella Signora, classical scales and other anomalies

I've been working with a lot of singing teachers in the past few months. They teach in as many genres as you can name. Most have a performing background. A few have performed exclusively in CCM genres, most have had some classical training and/or performed as classical singers. On our recent Singing Teacher Training in Australia, [...]