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 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 5 – The stories behind the stories

In the fifth episode of our This Is A Voice podcast Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher share the stories behind the stories. We reveal the facts, the myths and the secrets behind our first two books - Singing and the Actor, and Successful Singing Auditions. What I made Gillyanne do that helped her finish the first [...]

Understanding Musicals part 3 – Function of song & text

Here's part 3 of our substantial piece on musicals written for Rhinegold Publishing. This section is on the function of song in musicals, and was written as a starting point for a class discussion on song and singing in real life. Check out the exercises on song & text, and the role of music and word-setting, [...]

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 [...]