Fee Hawley

September 18, 2019

Do You Need To Lose These Bad Singing Posture Habits?

What’s your position on effortless, resonant singing?  If you said, “With an upright posture”, then … take a bow!  It’s the one thing I nag my students about because good posture is crucial to singing well: correct body alignment supports your breath capacity, which supports your voice production. Why does […]
August 26, 2019

What To Expect In A Singing Lesson

If you want to sing better, look for these elements in a singing lesson.  If you’ve never worked with a singing teacher before, or if you want to know why I structure our singing lessons the way I do, here’s a little insight and how it benefits you. Every singing […]
July 11, 2019

How To Keep Your Voice In Top Shape This Winter – One Tip Will Make You Laugh!

With winter upon us, your voice health can be challenged. Colds and flu threaten not only your singing, but your daily voice use, so it’s important to give your vocal cords extra care. Here are 6 ways to protect your voice, and your general health, in the colder months.     […]
June 28, 2019

Winter Concert 2019 – Love & Necessity

Love Songs lead the way for our winter concert. The necessity of, the abandonment and how love flourishes.
June 22, 2019

Let’s Get Physical: Singing Better Starts In Your Body

Even if you’re an accomplished singer, sometimes you need to return to the foundation techniques of a well-functioning voice, to correct any voice weakness and produce an even better sound. I What are these foundations? Breathing and posture, essentially. When you get these right, you’ll enjoy singing better with ease, […]
May 31, 2019

Singing with an open throat – what’s all the fuss?

While the concept of ‘open throat’ singing is widely debated, there’s more to better singing than that. Singing with a well-functioning voice is a whole-body practice involving the foundations of correct posture and proper breathing – without that, your throat muscles close down. Then there are the facial, mouth and […]
April 29, 2019

The kindest thing you can do to your voice today

This month, we celebrate World Voice day on April 16. In fact, the Australian branch is celebrating for a whole month. This year’s theme is “Be kind to your voice”. The kindest thing you can do for your voice is be truly grateful for it. Speak kindly about it, and […]
March 14, 2019

Why Sing?

We asked a number of Kath’s students about why they sing, why they take lessons and what they get from them, and why they chose Kathleen.  
February 27, 2019

Why you need to get SMART about your singing goals    

With 2019 still young, now is a great time to set firm goals that stretch your abilities and improve your singing. And to reach those goals, you have to get smart about them. I don’t simply mean clever, but SMART. Make your goals: S= Specific M= Measurable A= Achievable/Attainable R= […]
December 5, 2018

Why Sing in Studio Concerts? Because you can!

If you’ve been involved in my singing studio in Sydney, you would know how excited I was with the studio concert at the Flute Tree and the Woodwind Group last month. I hold these regular events because I believe studio concerts build confidence and help my students to become better […]
November 29, 2018

Summer Concert 2018 – Don’t deprive yourself of a world of Music

Celebrating 75 years since the opening success of Roger & Hammerstein’s show Oklahoma, all the singers, and many audience members joined to sing a chorus of songs. What fun!
October 3, 2018

Is Your Tongue Fit and Ready to Sing?

Being free of tension and creating a full rich sound when singing is a singer’s aim. But distinguishing where the tension is coming from, how to release it and create a gorgeous tone takes some discovery, including finding out about the role your tongue root plays in singing. “The root […]
September 23, 2018

Winter Concert 2018 – Everything Old is New Again

The energetic song “Everything Old is New Again” was the theme to the 2018 Winter Concert.