Can you have a voice family?

I read another thought-provoking blog from Zapier this morning (https://zapier.com/blog/a-company-is-not-a-family/), and it got me thinking. Singing teachers and singers are social beings, and social beings like being part of a "family" - for some it even defines who they are. So we have facebookgroupies, twitterfiends, instamates and a whole host of “family” replacement titles. What's the [...]

The Vocal Process Ziggurat, or What We’re Doing Now

In the final episode of Series 2 of our This Is A Voice Podcast, we're riffing about life after Lockdown, the Vocal Process Teacher Accreditation Programme, and how many different ways there are of working with us (it's all in the Ziggurat). We're chatting about How life has changed since our first podcast episode a year [...]

7 Ways To Deal With Imposter Syndrome

Imposter Syndrome is real. The fundamental issue with Impostor Syndrome is not being able to internalize your own success. If you have it, you might believe that where you are/what you are doing is all down to luck and nothing to do with you and your abilities. It was first identified by Pauline Rose Clance and [...]

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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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 [...]

Podcast 14 – More SOVT AMAs part 2

We had so much material on SOVT straw techniques and AMAs that we had to split it in 2! Here is SOVT Singing Straw creator Oren Boder's return visit, part 2. All three of us answer questions on: Athletic vocal exercises - what does that mean? The difference between athletic, therapeutic and agility SOVT work A/C [...]

This Is A Voice podcast reviews

Just been reading some lovely reviews for our This Is A Voice podcast on Apple Podcasts - all 5-star ratings. Tanya33 says Really worth making time for "For anybody who works with the voice. These podcasts are educational, entertaining and thought provoking. As a singer and singing teacher myself, I’d feel I’d missed out if I [...]

Podcast ep 6 – The Singer in the Room

In the sixth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast we're focusing on the singer in the room, and why it's important to pay attention to the person you're working with. Every singer is individual, with their own voice, skills and background. Does your singing teacher work with "the singer in the room" or do [...]

Podcast ep 3 – How We Learn A Song

The third episode of our new This Is A Voice Podcast arrived on 15th July. Gillyanne and I are discussing how to learn a song, and we discuss having a "feel" for where a certain pitch is in your voice, even if you don't have perfect pitch. We also chat about four different ways to learn [...]