Not so long ago I received an email from a singer by the name of Vanessa Murray. She was gathering information to help her with her MA dissertation on the topic of how touring affects the voice. I thought you might find this information of use too so have published the answers I gave her […]
Great talent is not equal to successPosted on Categories: Education, Goal Setting, Inspiration, Learning and Memory, Learning Strategies, Mental Practice, Passion, Performance Skills, Personal Development, Practice techniques, Singing teacher, Slider, Talent Development
No, it is a growth mindset and sheer grit. And science concurs. Whilst I haven’t got my own stats on this, I can certainly vouch for these predictors antidotally. When I look at the success of my students and clients over the years I’ve taught, whether related to developing their voices, overcoming poor singing habits, gaining […]
Do we need to understand music? An inspiring videoPosted on Categories: Creativity, Inspiration, Musicianship, Passion
Other than the fact that this is an aesthetically pleasing video, I really like the message it brings…enjoy. Understand Music from finally. on Vimeo.
Whitney Houston, from session singer to iconPosted on Categories: Creativity, Inspiration, Passion, Performance Skills, Singers, Singing
I was very sad to hear of Whitney Houston’s death last month. She possessed an extraordinary voice that appeared to have no limitations, her vocal style influenced thousands of singers of my generation and since. Unlike many chart singers of today, Whitney cut her teeth as a working singer before hitting the big time. She worked […]