My work with singers always reiterates the importance of accessing the light vocal mechanism (known as 'thin fold'). This has become more apparent in my work with more dramatic voices (which have a tendency to retain the heavy mechanism when rising in pitch) and young voices, both male and...
The following is a list of books which are available for free online, on sites like Google Books or Project Gutenberg (I even got my copies of Amazon for Kindle for free!). Some of these are written by masters of singing and teachers of Bel Canto technique, others are from a more scientific or...
I would like to recommend two books. Firstly i would recommend “How to Sing" by Lille Lehmann
Written by one of opera's first international superstars and a true 'Bel canto' singer. Lille Lehmann offers inspiration and good advice on all aspects of singing, including correct breathing...
What to do with a creative child of academic parents?
There are many parents who will send their children to music classes just for the status of having their child learn the typically Victorian, middle class activities of singing or piano, but with the idea that it is an academic pursuit...
I would greatly recommend this book by Esther Salaman 'Unlocking Your Voice'- Salamon, E (1999) Unlocking Your Voice. Kahn & Averill, London.
This book explores basic developments for singers: support, posture, techniques, mouth shapes, relaxation strategies etc. Salaman manages to cover all...
Accessibility is the key. Get people to see Opera on the stage and big things will happen. Millions of people don't know what they're missing!
Projection is one of the things I am asked about most frequently as a singing teacher. Pupils often come to me wanting to know how they can sing louder, or how to vary their use of dynamics without compromising their ability to pitch the notes correctly. Sometimes pupils come to me not realising...
Here are 7 books, in no particular order, that I would recommend as good points of reference for performers, singers and singing teachers:
1. 'Try Humming It - Agreeable Notes' by Coral Gould.2. 'Singing and Teaching Singing: A Holistic Approach to Classical Voice' by Janice Chapman.3....
Recently I was invited by Dame Anne Evans to sing the Liebestod from Wagner's Tristan und Isolde at a Wagner Circle event at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden where the topic was How to sing Wagner. What a daunting task! Here we are, in front of an audience who live and breathe Wagner, who...
During my own studies I have looked extensively into the importance of the correct use of breath when singing. It is a subject which deeply fascinates me as a thorough understanding of correct breathing technique can drastically improve both tone, intonation and long-term vocal health. There are...
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As a teacher it is important to have an infectious enthusiasm for the music you are teaching. I hope to be able to share this with pupils of all ages and abilities, on...
I'm an experienced Opera singer, with many years performing and teaching. I teach vocal technique, Classical and Music Theatre styles & all abilities from beg to adv.
Lessons should encourage confidence, creativity and vocal freedom. I take a positive approach to my singing, coaching and teaching, as I feel this produces the best results.
Vocal Ovation provides professional vocal & stage performance tutoring & coaching in a completely safe, relaxed & fun environment. The lessons do follow a general structure,...
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I am a professional singer and have worked with world class opera companies such as ENO and Madrid's Teatro Real.
I love to teach and to see my pupils develop confidence and...
Hello! I am a young classically trained singer and also an experienced teacher. I teach singing in relaxed and enjoyable way as I feel that this is the most effective way for...
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