Contrasting views on Opera
Opinions and views on music are never the same, and this in fact is what makes it magic. Each person understands music differently and music speaks to each one of us. The way that it reaches the mind and the heart of each person is something that totally depends on...
As renowned singing teacher Vera Rózsa used to say, a great singing teacher needs not be a famous singer. But she or he needs to have trodden the boards of a real theatre. She/he needs to have had the experience and understanding of the demands the profession make upon a singer, in order to...
It is not easy to determine how long someone should take singing lessons, but it is safe to say learning to sing is a process which takes time. One can have singing lessons from one lesson to 40 years of lessons, in other words for as long as any singer wishes. However, like with any other...
For a general guide to what makes good singing technique, I would thoroughly recommend reading Professor Nicholas Clapton's book 'Thoughts on Singing', published 2014.
It is a concise and practical guide which includes not only helpful ways of thinking about singing and how to overcome common...
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...
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