Are cytoplatekeetlets the next big voice science discovery?

Vocal technique and pedagogy have changed, even during my adult lifetime. We’ve gone from the Master/Apprentice model (“do it like me, dear”) and the personal sensation model (“feel the voice like a pink cloud, aim the sound down the elephant’s trunk, and sing from your little mary”) through to the pure physiological (“move your nasosternal muscle [...]

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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Podcast 13 – More SOVT AMAs part 1

By popular demand, #SOVT expert Oren Boder, creator of the SOVT Singing Straw, is back! We had so many more AMAs for Oren following our SOVT Workshop together that we invited him back for SOVT AMAs part 2 (part 1). In part 1 of this two-part return, Oren, Gillyanne and Jeremy answer questions on: what SOVT [...]

Podcast 11 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT AMAs!

SOVT expert Oren Boder answers six of the top AMAs we received on semi-occluded vocal tract exercises & science. And we discuss: Why the angle of the straw in water might make a difference - 3.50 Why you might be bypassing the benefits of straws without realising it - 5.30 Why matching resistance of your straw [...]

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 10 – LockdownHeroes Oren Boder SOVT

Dr Gillyanne Kayes & Jeremy Fisher chat with one of their own #LockdownHeroes, Oren Boder. Oren is the creator of the SOVT Singing Straw (patent-pending), a brilliant variable length/width metal straw for singers and speakers. In part 1 of a 2-part interview, listen to Oren's story as he shares how he started, how he navigated the [...]