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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

how to warm up your voice

How to warm up your voice – for beginners

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, […]

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 […]

Sound healing at home

understanding the basics of vocal acoustics

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 […]

surviving performance anxiety for singers

The voice is one of the most vulnerable parts of ourselves. Most new students when they start their singing lessons they feel exposed and vulnerable. This can lead to new singers being scared of performing in public – so today’s article topic is about surviving performance anxiety for singers. But if singing is supposed to […]

A guide to surviving performance anxiety for singers

stages in the singing process

The process of becoming a singer- complete guide

The process of becoming a singer is not a quick one. It doesn’t come without challenges! But it is a rewarding journey for sure. Today I want to tell you a little bit about it from a vocal coach’s perspective, so you can understand better the stages that a singer goes through and why is […]

difference between facts and opinions when it comes to singing

Many people listen to criticism without a filter. But if you are sharing your musical voice with the world, it is important to understand what is the difference between facts and opinions when it comes to singing.  There are some important differences between facts and opinions, and understanding the difference between them can be the […]

What is the difference between facts and opinions when it comes to singing?

Why is it hard to sing in front of others?

Why is it hard to sing in front of others?

One of the common complaints I get from my beginner students regularly is that they can sing easily when they are home by themselves but not when there are other people around. Why is it hard to sing in front of others? There are reasons for that. The fuel of your voice is your breathing. […]

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