We’ve all read numerous articles about the benefits of singing for health — especially when we’re singing in a group — but if you’re a singer, how do you know what sort of singing group is best for you? And if you’re looking to set up a singing group of your own, where do you … Continue reading Singing together – let’s do it!
Actors and directors talk about “taking a beat” when working with action or dialogue. In essence, it’s a way of changing pace, or emphasis, or direction. In recent years, I’ve come to learn that taking a beat in life is one of the most important things we can do. It’s so easy to become submerged … Continue reading Take a Beat
This is a blog written by our friends at Corporate Conservatoire, and re-blogged with their kind permission. You can read all about them via their website, but first, treat your eyes and mind to their wonderful musings on the correlations between being a great leader and being a great conductor. "What's that got to do … Continue reading Pass the Baton – Six Essential Leadership Qualities
We’re busy people here at The Voice College - going ‘above and beyond’ is our ethos after all! But there comes a time in every singer and singing teachers’ life where you may just find yourself on the brink, whether it’s from a seemingly unrealistic number of gigs to get through, all your work starting … Continue reading Burnout – knowing when enough is enough…
I just thought that I would share a few experiences from my week, as some have been remarkable, some have been beautiful, some have been hilarious and all have been incredibly worthwhile! As a full time Singing for Health and Well-Being Practitioner (self appointed title!) I have the privilege of spending my days helping different … Continue reading My Singing for Health Week
I've had a bit of a year of it, accident-wise. In October 2017 I fell from the top stair of a full flight and landed heavily on my butt, on the bottom step (oh the irony)! At the time I genuinely thought I'd broken my back, because the impact winded me so much that I … Continue reading Bowen Therapy – A Singer’s Secret Weapon?
One day last month, I was cleaning my studio ready for the next week of lessons and in an uncharacteristic departure from my usual OCD, I moved a few things around. I know, I’m a wild woman – stick with me! Anyway, my streamlining worked well but I was left with a little empty shelf/windowsill, … Continue reading Polishing, Percussion and New Perspectives