Polishing, Percussion and New Perspectives

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

So you want to be a singing teacher… What does it take?

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?

Your Body Is Your Musical Instrument

It's nearly show time! Less than a week to go to the big day, and butterflies are flapping up a storm. Members of Voices Unlimited (Worcestershire's biggest independent adult contemporary vocal group, led by college boss Ria Keen), are gearing up for our show at the Swan Theatre, Worcester. We have just two more rehearsals … Continue reading Your Body Is Your Musical Instrument

Can Self-Hypnosis Help You To Sing or Teach Better?

  Hypnosis is nonsense, right? We've all seen those stage shows where people are made to squawk like chickens or do Elvis impressions in the name of "entertainment". How can something like that possibly have any credence or use in the real world? Well the fact is, hypnosis is just an altered state - a … Continue reading Can Self-Hypnosis Help You To Sing or Teach Better?

Singing for Health

  This week, my interest was piqued and eyebrows raised by an online petition calling for the UK government to consider making singing available on prescription. Now, it could be argued that the UK government has bigger fish to fry at the moment, what with Brexit and all… but let’s not go down that rabbit … Continue reading Singing for Health

What Makes A Great Singing Teacher?

A tale of scales, sorcery and science… In a world where many things are regulated to within an inch of their lives, and where hoop-jumping and form-filling masquerade as ‘standards’, it would seem to be a blessing that singing teachers are an unregulated bunch. And it is, sort of, because regulating creativity is a tricky … Continue reading What Makes A Great Singing Teacher?

Workshops 2016 – Here come the details!

We're delighted to be bringing you five unique workshops this Summer / Autumn. We've got something for everyone, and on top of that we've got the option to book 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 workshops to suit your own needs - the more you book the more you save.   Best of all, … Continue reading Workshops 2016 – Here come the details!