Well, you can be if you like... Or you can choose to make like an Orca instead! Image by skeeze on Pixabay A couple of days ago when talking to some (much) younger friends, they referred to me as “an elder”. This was the first time in my life that someone has called me that … Continue reading Ladies, are you past your sell-by date?
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!
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
Here at The Voice College, we are passionate about training singing teachers to a very high standard. We know that there are currently hundreds of singing teachers in the UK alone, however, in an industry that isn’t regulated, the standards of teaching can range from absolutely amazing, to the average and even inconsistent! It should … Continue reading So you want to be a singing teacher… What does it take?
At The Voice College we're big believers in teachers not only being strong singers with a deep understanding of how the voice works, but also having great performance chops and professional experience in the music and / or theatre industries. Very few people want to train to sing to their bedroom walls, so we think … Continue reading Practise what you preach
We're working like very hard-working things behind the scenes for some fab new 'stuff' that's going to be launching next year, and in order to make that happen we've had to expand our team so here are three of the new faces coming to a study room, workshop, webinar or course near you soon! … Continue reading New team members for our expanding provision!
We are chuffed to rock n roll bits that legendary vocalist P. J. Proby has become Patron of the college today! He joins West End / Broadway royalty John Owen-Jones and singer-songwriter (and erstwhile Jesus impersonator) Steve Balsamo, along with esteemed author and vocal coach Dena Murray, who are also Patrons. On joining The Voice … Continue reading Legendary Singer P. J. Proby is new TVC Patron
April 16th is World Voice Day, and this year we wanted to do something extra-special, so we started a Voice Drive for VocalID, which is an organisation that allows people to 'bank' recordings of their voice, so that it can be turned into a life-like, fully-functional voice for people who have lost theirs through illness. … Continue reading Voice Donation – Yes, this is a thing! Donate YOUR voice for World Voice Day.