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...
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...
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