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how to warm up your voice

If you are a beginner singer, chances are you might be wondering how to warm up your voice when you practice at home.  Many of my students – especially the adult ones – mention that after our weekly lesson their voice sounds easy and they can sing songs nicely. However, when they practice at home, […]

How to warm up your voice – for beginners

Are you really tone deaf?

How to sing in tune when you were told you are “tone deaf”

“How to sing in tune” is a very hot topic for those who want to get started in singing but are terrifying of doing it. A lot of people are told by well-intentioned relatives and friends that they cannot sing, or even worse, that they are “tone deaf” and that they will never be able […]

interpreting a song for within

How to interpret a song is a question that all singers should ask themselves. Developing a great singing technique is not all it is to the art of singing. In fact, Technique is a tiny part of it. A very important one! But do never forget that voice technique is merely a tool for you […]

How to interpret a song from within – for brave singers!

survival kit for singers

Survival kit for singers

So you are finally getting serious about singing and you are going to take some lessons as a beginner singer! That’s great, you are starting a new and exciting journey in your life. Or perhaps you already sing but you are starting to take it seriously now. The point is, that you are here to […]


Today I want to share with you some of the most frequently asked questions by beginner singers. Twelve years of teaching voice have showed me that there are some concerns that most people have when they start their exciting singing journey. So chances are if you are one of them, some of your questions will […]

Frequently asked questions by beginner singers

how to sound confident when speaking

Set your voice free!

Being able to set your voice free is something I get asked about a lot. It is possible to find your free voice, and desirable, however, it doesn’t come too easy for many of us.  So in this article, I will help you unveil the mystery of why it is so hard to set your […]

introduction to jazz singing

Many people are impressed with the characteristics of jazz singing: that magic phrasing, soft vibrato, and emotional voices have given popular singing a lot of resources that often get transposed to other genres of music as well. At my singing studio in Auckland (Auckland Contemporary Singing School), our adult students and I are taking the […]

Characteristics of jazz singing – an introduction

habits to develop an amazing voice

3 daily good vocal habits for a killer voice

Learning to sing at a high level requires discipline. No one likes to hear that, especially if they can find lots of YouTube videos that promise great results in 10 minutes! But developing a solid voice requires teaching your muscles a new way of working when you sing. That’s why I’m bringing you today 3 […]

Breathing exercises for singers

Today I want to share with you some breathing exercises for singers that I find pretty useful and relatively easy to perform without direct instruction from a teacher, and without messing up!   Table of Contents Breathing is one of the most controversial topics in singing. Some teachers would argue that practicing breathing is not […]

Breathing exercises for singers

sound healing at home!

Sound healing at home

You can learn to use sound healing at home, no fancy instruments are needed! Sound healing is becoming more popular nowadays since its benefits are more evident and acknowledged. But you don’t need to enrol in a sound healing course or have access to a sound healer (although it is great to do it if […]

understanding the basics of vocal acoustics

Understanding the basics of vocal acoustics for singers can seem a bit overwhelming. However, if you understand how it works you will have much more control over the way you sound. A couple of weeks ago, we had our first nerd session of the year! Throughout the year we have various group events with the […]

Understanding the basics of vocal acoustics

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