Category Brighton East Sussex Vocal Coach

Singers Checklist

Years ago I made up this checklist to assist singers with absorbing new songs. I did this as I had some students who had to learn vast amounts of songs for covers gigs etc. I am now sharing it with you in case it helps you with your singing?  How many bars’ introduction? It is as […]

Singing for the sake of the song

A producer I have worked with said that a good singer needs to have the ability to tune in to what is needed for the song style, and be able to provide the right sound, whatever it may be. So what does that mean? Well, I have had the occasional session where I have had […]

Breaking down vocal licks, ornamentation, and embellishments

To enable yourself to be more comfortable with vocal licks, keep things as flexible, light and fluid as you can. Dissect the phrase you are working on by slowing it down and dividing it up into easy chunks Note down the visual ‘shape’ of the phrase Aim for precision by including all of the notes at […]

Video with touring singer Olga Taal – How she keeps her energy strong on tour

It has been great fun working on vocal technique and vocal warm ups with Olga Taal as she has been going on tour a lot recently. Check out the little video I recorded with the excellent singer here The band Trip to Dover is a ground-breaking female fronted 4 piece band.

Questionnaire about singing teaching

1. How long have you been teaching for? I have been teaching for 12 years now, starting with the Academy of Contemporary Music In Guildford, then Chichester Uni & BIMM. Also Private Students. 2. What were the main skills you needed in order to become a singing teacher? Music Skills such as Aural Perception, Basic […]

London Auditions – for Brighton Vocalists

Hello Singers! This may audition (scroll to the bottom) may be of interest to you personally or to a singer you know? Good luck, and if this is your type of thing go for it! I have done a little research and it seems legitimate. The Phone number is at the bottom of the email […]

Coming up with youtube video topics

At the moment, I have been writing 12 episodes of lessons to be put out via youtube about singing technique. It is only now that I realise just how big this topic is! So I thought I would ask – what would be most useful to you personally in terms of an informative useful video […]