Great Singers on Great Singing by Jerome Hines is a fantastic book if you want some tips from the world's top singers over the last century or so. The book consists of interviews with Pavarotti, Domingo and Sutherland, to name a few. Each singer discusses their career, daily routines, warm ups,...
What can I gain from learning to sing? Using the voice is something human beings have done since they came into existence. It is the most natural way of communicating to another person and one of the first things we do when we are born!
Learning to sing is not just about producing beautiful...
If you are considering attending a consultation for singing lessons, it is advisable that you prepare a song beforehand. The song need not be long or complicated. Any of the Italian Arie Antiche for example would be suitable.
The most important thing a singing teacher needs to do in the first lesson with a new pupil or pupils is to assess how much they know with regards to breathing/technique, listen to they're voice and tone and see how quickly they pick up new ideas and aural skills.
The first task I undertake is...
I grew up in a hothouse of musicians. My father is a famous solo cellist, my mother, equally famous baroque and classical violinist, my grand-parents on both sides were professional musicians, and my great grandfather was the famous conductor and composer Albert Coates. My grandmother survived...
As a reading list for any aspiring professional singer, I would suggest the following:
Bel Canto: A Theoretical and Practical Vocal Method (Dover Books on Music) by Mathilde Marchesi
The Art of the Song Recital by Shirlee Emmons and Stanley Sonntag
Great Singers on the Art of Singing...
Singing using the whole of your body, mind and emotions is a glorious and freeing experience. Think of all your outrage at some injustice, all your sadness about a loss or all your joy in seeing an old friend or a beautiful view, and imagine releasing those feelings.
Singing beautiful or...
“Over-pronunciate your continents!”
I'm sure that's a phrase that many a church or cathedral chorister has heard from many a well-meaning choirmaster. The reasoning seems to be that absolute clarity of the text is paramount. That may or may not be a good thing, but my main issue with this...
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...
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I am an enthusiastic, experienced and friendly teacher. My teaching combines a strong grounding in technique with confidence building and repertoire coaching, based on 18 years...
As a graduate of the RNCM , I have the knowledge of how to teach and make use of people's voices. With different, fun exercises you will hear the transformation in your...
A friendly and highly experienced classical singer is available to teach across London. Although singing is my strength I am also able to teach acoustic and classical guitar,...
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