Should musicians consider themselves as healers? With specific insight into stammers and Tourette’s.
Has the time come for musicians to understand and utilise their skills to heal through the power of music? It has become a common perception among many people that Music Therapy is a new age...
I asked myself exactly the same question 6 years ago whilst sat in my teaching skills lecture at College.
For me, musical education is incredibly important in all areas of people's lives and sadly this is somewhat neglected, particularly in schools. Singing gives people a chance to express...
Students often ask me for advice on learning a new piece of music for the first time. Although this varies so much depending on the instrument and difficulty of the piece, when faced with a new aria or song to learn I always consider the following before even looking at learning the notes:
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I recommend the following resource:
Sing Together! 100 Songs for Unison Singing by William Appleby
This is a useful book to use when teaching young vocal beginners. The book contains lots of well known nursery rhymes and folksongs that are easy to learn and teach. With the simple piano...
Singing is happiness. You can find the best of your self when you sing. It is an act of generosity for yourself and for others when you sing onstage. I believe you can experience a huge number of emotions by singing and make others feel those emotions and interact with you. Singing is an art you...
Postural Alignment – Head and neck tension
My postural alignment has been poor all my life with a slightly curved spine but it was made worse by a fractured collarbone from a cycling accident when I was 19. At the time the doctor just allowed to set causing new bone to form under the crack...
Primal sound is a connection between the voice and the emotional core.
A laugh, sighs, cries, shouts and howls, grunts and yawns are all primal sounds. These sounds are natural and happen without thinking of breath, onset, placement or resonance. One of the best ways to warm up the voice is to...
"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing!"
This article is focused on the benefits of Singing and how it really can help you all year around!
So, how exactly can singing help me I hear you ask!
Singing can help you:
Improve your Concentration
Singing, at its roots, is so simple. We can all do it from birth - listen to how loudly babies cry considering their tiny size !
As we learn more about the world this natural reflex can diminish. But all is not lost ! With good teaching and coaching, anyone can learn about their voice and...
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Hi! My name is Abigail Williams and I'm currently studying classical singing and performing at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Music is a gift: it is personal, a chance to communicate with others through song. My main instrument is voice but I also teach piano/keyboard/theory/composition, and I tailor...
Hello and welcome, let me introduce myself - I am a classical Mezzo-Soprano with a real passion and enthusiasm for teaching singing.
Hi I am a kind, friendly and patient teacher, I am a mum to 5 children and understand the commitment it takes from a parent to encourage their children to practice! I have over...
I am a recent Cambridge English graduate, who has been lucky enough to experience some wonderful teaching, which I'd like to try and emulate. I am also moving towards a career...
If you love music and are looking for an inspiring teacher who will bring out the best in you, do get in touch.
I am a teacher of both singing and Russian. I was educated at the prestigious Mussorgsky School of Music in St Petersburg (my home town), and love to pass on my knowledge to...
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