Thoughts from Vocal Process

The missing Mastering Musical Theatre masterclass

We're actually quite excited (we're British, that's as ebullient as it gets). When we uploaded the Mastering Musical Theatre workshop to the Learning Lounge earlier this year, we'd forgotten that there was an hour missing from the videos. At that time I had over 500 videos to upload, so please forgive me for the oversight! One [...]

Covid 19, singing & lung health with Phoene Cave

In one of our most downloaded #ThisIsAVoice podcast episodes ever, we're talking about Covid and voice, breathing and singing. Our special guest is Phoene Cave, music therapist, singer, trainer and developer of the Singing For Lung Health sequences chats to us about her life, singing for people who have chronic lung conditions, and what she thinks [...]

A True Tale of Pirates on the High Cs

Pirates! As a creative artist it's the thing you dread. At 8am last Friday morning I discovered my #1 bestselling ebook How To Sing Legato (2018) had been cloned and was being sold under six different titles by six different "authors" on Amazon, all of whom published on the same day (May 18th 2021) The pirates [...]

Podcast Series 2 Episode 3 Analyzing voices and relationships

In this #ThisIsAVoice podcast episode we share why we don't do "vocal coach reacts to" videos, and when we might the single most important difference between a singer and a singing teacher (and the simple reason why great singers might not be great teachers) the vowel shaping techniques we use when working with voices when to [...]

Podcast Series 2 Episode 2 Voice, Voiceovers & VoiceoverSocial

In this #ThisIsAVoice podcast episode we're talking to Nic Redman and Leah Marks from the excellent podcast TheVOSocial. We find out how Leah and Nic got into voiceovers and we discuss why portfolio careers are now a thing for actors, voiceover genres and finding your niche, and dream jobs. We discover why Gillyanne and Nic are [...]

Hydration and the vocal folds

But what if I'm wrong? [a 10-minute read] “I learned something new from someone’s course last week and I’m happy with it. Now I’ve come to your course this week and you’ve told me something different. It doesn’t match what I learned last week. Who’s wrong, me, them or you?” A topic came up on our [...]

What magicians can teach us about vocal pedagogy

Rabbits live in top hats People store coins behind their ears You can saw people in half without hurting them. Magicians rely on fooling us and making us, for a split second, doubt our own eyes and beliefs. They do it consciously. It’s a trick, there’s a gasp and a round of applause. When does magic [...]

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If only

If only... We all have if onlys. If only my career had taken this turn? If only I’d had a relationship with that person? If only I hadn’t had this accident? If only I’d made a different decision? I have a very strong if only. When I was 9 I won a choral scholarship to Kings [...]

By |2021-05-07T16:52:17+01:00May 10th, 2021|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Thought spirals, impostor syndrome and an octopus

I want to share this article on impostor syndrome, thought spirals and an octopus on your face. Welcome to the world of spin. Oh, and wildly overblown confidence for effect. Many people in the entertainment and training industries suffer from impostor syndrome to a greater or lesser degree. They see others on social media proclaiming how [...]

Podcast Series 2 episode 1 What’s in your mug

In the first of a new series of the #ThisIsAVoice podcast, Gillyanne and Jeremy open 2021 with a chat about tea, purpose, happiness and coffins They share more on their legacy and how to incorporate legacy into your life, why they stopped selling books, Konmari-ing Vocal Process and getting rid of 1900 dead people. They also [...]