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 […]

Singing lessons classes Auckland North Shore

We have updated our lovely singing studio space! After over a year of visualizing and planning, I have materialized my dream of having a space where we can: Offer small group singing lessons for kids and adults – Auckland (North Shore) I LOVE group singing lessons for kids because they have so much more fun […]

New Singing Studio space at Auckland Contemporary Singing School❤️

differences between singing and speaking

Differences between singing and speaking

We use our magical voice instrument to communicate every day. It seems that if we are able to have a functional instrument to communicate, we should be able to sing too, right? Well, yes and no. There are quite a few differences between singing and speaking, and this has something to do with the way […]

holistic approach, singing lessons

Very often, when I am introduced to a new person and they enquire about what I do for a living, they find it interesting that I teach people to sing. But the few times in which the people in question are curious enough to check my webpage out, they come across the idea of holistic […]

what does holistic singing mean?

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How to practise singing quietly in a hotel room

Due to some family health issues, I have been traveling for the last few days and have stayed in a hotel room. We are supposed to be quiet when staying in hotels, so I am missing my singing training quite a bit. However, in times and situations like this, we must rise above the circumstances […]

posture for singers

It is summer in NZ! And I have been using it to do some singing research. I’ve been long interested in the Feldenkrais® method for a good while now and I am using my New Zealand Summer break to explore this method and see what benefits it brings to my singing. An experiment to discover […]

Discovering The Benefits Of The Feldenkrais® Method For Singers

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Learning to sing as a child VS learning to sing as an adult

In this article I explain the difference between learning to sing as a child VS learning to sing as an adult. Many times I find out that adults that speak to me – perhaps new adult students -, have the established preconception that singing is an activity that must be done as a child, otherwise […]

Auckland singing classes North Shore

And we are again closing the year – already!? Time flies when you are having fun. What a year this has been! We are happy to have shared a lot of singing with our students and excited about what’s coming in 2023! But first, a little review of the 2022 highlights: 2022 highlights in Auckland […]

2022 review in Auckland Contemporary Singing School

singing showcase for kids in Auckland

Our first-ever singing performance FOR KIDS in Auckland!

Last weekend we hosted our first-ever singing performance for kids! If you have been following my blog you probably know that our singing studio in Auckland was for many years a studio exclusively for adults. In the last few years, however, due to a lot of demand from parents, we opened a singing program for kids […]

when not to practice your singing

There are many articles about how to make the most of your singing practice to become the singer you want to be. But perhaps equally important is to know when not to practice your singing.  Table of Contents What?? A vocal coach suggesting you don’t practice your singing? Not so fast. Yes, practice is crucial, […]

When NOT to practice your singing

bridge in singing

What is the bridge in singing

If you ever had singing lessons online or in person, or even if you did some online singing videos, you might have come across “the bridge”. But what is the bridge in singing? Also called the passagio, or the voice “break”, the bridge in singing is that zone of your voice in which you transition […]

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