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...
Singing is an amazing and truly special type of art that allows people to express their feelings, emotions and moods through the sound of their voice. By virtue of singing both text and words become more vivid, imaginative and able to inflict a stronger emotional impact on listeners.
'IMSLP' - This has always been one of my fail-safe go-to websites when I need to quickly source a piece of music, whether it be for piano or singing. Although some of it isn't always the most up-to-date editorial, it will give you a sound start if you just want to search for odd pieces.
Women as Portrayed in Opera: Decorative Object or Deciding Role?
When thinking about the genre of opera, one’s first thoughts tend to picture the prima donna, dressed to the hilt, singing an impressive Wagner aria, nearly shattering the quaking chandelier overhead-or at least that was...
From the time a woman hits puberty to post-menopause, hormone fluctuations are an unavoidable part of her life. It is generally accepted that most women are affected by some symptoms of Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), but which of these have the greatest effect on singers? How do hormones affect...
The voice is not just another instrument. Your voice is not just a small group of muscles in your throat; it is your whole body. If you feel tired, your voice will be tired, when you are stressed your voice will be stressed. Singing must incorporate your whole body, and a warm-up can and should...
Much is written and talked about breath control for classical singing, and the related tension it can lead to in the abdomen, the jaw and the tongue. I have many enquiries and new students who talk about learning the control required for singing. They seem surprised when I start by getting...
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I am currently studying for my BMus(Hons) in Music as a classical soprano at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Voice is my main study however I play clarinet and saxophone...
Music education should not be elitist and I believe that every student has some form of musical skill.
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Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~Ludwig van Beethoven
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