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 Gillyanne’s PhD research the singers […]

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 as tired as if she’d been doing a 2-hour gig. […]

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 seems there is a real zeitgeist Europe-wide to […]

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 has a doctorate in […]

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 on what it means to be a singing teacher; and […]

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 I thought I’d talk more about […]

Mar 262018
 
Breathing - let's get real! Jeremy's second rant

Breathing. Can we talk? I heard recently that there is a new technique for singers that involves breathing in against resistance. Apparently this trains you as a singer. WHAT? ARE YOU NUTS? OK, and breathe. It seems to me that there’s a fundamental misunderstanding about breathing and singing, and what the purpose of breath is. […]

Feb 242018
 
Feeding your inner artist AND your cataloguer

Being a singer is tough. You’re out there, literally public-facing, making eye contact and sharing your sound and your soul. Working with singers to get them to performance pitch is a fascinating job. Gillyanne and I tend to divide our time between two different types of input – stuff that feeds the singer’s inner cataloguer, […]

Dec 072017
 
eZINE 83 - One Minute Voice Warmup

eZINE 83 –  The One Minute Voice WarmUp The One Minute Voice WarmUp, our first app for healthy voice, has hit the Apple top 3 paid music apps list* and has been featured in the UK’s best-selling technology magazine as the only paid health-based app in their review worth getting! In this eZINE you can […]