Jeremy Fisher

Dec 182018
 
Singing coaching - 5 teacher types to avoid

I’m surprised how many vocal coaching experts and singing teachers talk so much in lessons. Usually that makes me think the coach is waiting to hear themselves say something important or useful. Or as I call it, blaguing. There are some really gifted blaguers out there, but they’re gifted in blaguing rather than in… Continue reading

Dec 112018
 
Patter songs and good diction

I’ve always been a fan of patter songs – the type with speedy text or long lists of items. Think “Modern Major General” (G&S), or one of the most difficult written for a woman – “Not Getting Married Today” (Sondheim). I’ve sung them and I’ve coached them for years. The thing… Continue reading

Sep 292018
 
Teaching boys through adolescent voice change

Teaching boys through voice change can be a challenge What can you do as a teacher working with adolescent boys’ voices? Adolescent changing voice is going to happen whatever you or they do, so how do you make the experience as good as possible? The singing voice of a teenage boy will change quite substantially […]

Sep 242018
 
How to sound uncomfortable, comfortably

How to sound uncomfortable, comfortably We’ve described how important it is to sing in your vocal comfort zone. But there is a place in performance for uncomfortable sounds. Think of the sounds you make in an extreme emotion: yelling, screaming or breathlessness… Continue reading

Sep 062018
 
Extend your singing comfort zone - 7 steps

Extend your singing comfort zone – 7 steps This article gives you advice on how to extend your singing comfort zone in 7 steps. Just adding one semitone to your comfort zone will increase the number and type of songs you can perform. -says Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher. In… Continue reading

Aug 302018
 
Choose the right warm-up - 5 Tips

Choose the right warm-up Here’s another article we wrote a couple of years ago for the Voice Council Magazine. This one’s on vocal warm-up techniques and advice. A new client told us the other day that when she did a YouTube warm-up, her voice was… Continue reading

Jul 202018
 
Let's talk about Core Competencies in singing teaching

Core competencies in Singing Teaching At the beginning of this year I was invited by London College of Music UWL to take up a Visiting Professorship. As you might expect I’m on a pedagogical path and hoping to make more of a contribution to our profession. It… Continue reading

Jul 192018
 
Gillyanne and Jeremy's quickfire question round

What do you think about… Back in 2016 the Voice Council Magazine (now archived) asked us a quick-fire question or two about singing, performing, life, the universe and everything. Here are our answers! “Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher are eminent educators who run ‘Vocal Process’, a multi-genre and multi-media practice. Gillyanne Continue reading

Jun 232018
 
eZINE 84 - Amazon #1 bestseller

eZINE 84 – Amazon #1 bestseller We excited to bring you the news from the last few months, including our Amazon #1 bestseller successes; updates on our current books; details of Gillyanne’s new post as Visiting Professor at UWL’s London College of Music; a conference Continue reading

Jun 232018
 
Changing your genre

Help on changing your genre In 2014 I wrote an article for The Music Teacher magazine on Changing your vocal style (reproduced here) https://vocalprocess.co.uk/style-concious-1-singing-style/ Gillyanne and I also created an online training Webinar on a similar theme called Changing Your Style Without ‘Losing’ Your Voice http://store.vocalprocess.co.uk/ChangingYourStyle In this new article… Continue reading