Kathleen Connell

July 7, 2016

Attention singers: Here’s how to connect with your audience (even if you’re shy or nervous)

Have you ever wished your performance skills matched your top-notch singing technique? It’s not uncommon for even advanced singers to feel clueless on stage, but there is help at hand. At a recent performance workshop run by Kathleen Connell Singing Tuition, experienced singer, director and mentor Christine Douglas shared these […]
May 10, 2016

Turn your hard-won vocal skills into a powerful performance

Singers preparing for a high-pressure performance must stop torturing themselves about technical details according to performance workshop presenter Christine Douglas.
March 10, 2016

Student insight: Lisa Rodrigues

Singing student Lisa Rodrigues talks about the inspiration behind her decision to rebuild her singing voice and the surprising techniques she’s learning along the way.   Back to basics Ten years ago I sang in a soul cover band, but more recently started noticing that I wasn’t able to comfortably […]
March 8, 2016

When things go bump in your voice: How to smooth out your register shifts

Hey ladies: ever noticed a bump, crack or click in your middle voice as you shift between registers? Getting the right mix of head and chest voice to create a strong and flavoursome middle voice will ensure a smoother road ahead. When it comes to your middle voice, the first […]
January 22, 2016

Start your eisteddfod search here

Eisteddfods are a great way to fine tune your performance skills and have a lot of fun. Here is a brief list to kick start your search for an eisteddfod to suit you: The biggest and most varied eisteddfod is the Sydney Eisteddfod. These three are significant eisteddfods in the […]
December 9, 2015

End-of-year Studio Concert 2015

The end-of-year concert is always a great celebration of my students’ singing success and fills me with pride and excitement for their singing futures. Here are some of the performers from our concert in November. Clare London Charmaine Kwok Lisa Rodrigues Jemima Lorenz Sophie Torrens    
December 9, 2015

2015 Student Success

It has been one of the busiest years in the Kathleen Connell Singing Tuition studio, with a huge range of singers, songs and vocal needs. One of my absolute pleasures is seeing all of my students work towards individual goals and so many have made wonderful progress in 2015.
October 26, 2015

Too macho for falsetto? Think again. It’s about strength and agility.

They say nothing worthwhile ever comes easily and that’s certainly the case with singing falsetto. “I can’t get the high notes,” or “my voice sounds croaky up there,” are common complaints with many male singers either taking the key down or abandoning their upper register all together. My advice: don’t […]
July 23, 2015

How to perfect your singing practice

We all know that practice makes perfect, but is there a perfect way to practise? Here are my top tips for making the most of every minute you invest in your voice, as well as how to find time in the first place!
July 23, 2015

Studio Concert 2015: Winter Garden of Songs

On Sunday, June 28, we were treated to a wonderful show, with seven of my students taking to the stage for our mid-year studio concert. Congratulations to Joanna Coleman, Charmaine Kwok, Stephanie Ziolkowski, Floren Lana, Vanessa Gray, Daniel Yeung and Jemima Lorenz, who each performed two songs.
May 13, 2015

How to safely add belt singing to your repertoire

Belt singing is no stranger to controversy, yet there is a way to safely add this bold style to your bag of singing tricks.
February 22, 2015

For the love of singing

I love the fact that singing is a simple pleasure; a pastime where your voice is the only requirement. Yet singing can be so much more and I’m thrilled to share two stories where singing has inspired connection, stirred creative juices and moved people beyond their comfort zone.
December 10, 2014

Studio Concert 2014

On Sunday, November 23, seven of my students performed at our studio concert, held at Flute Tree & The Woodwind Group in Leichhardt. Here are the beautiful action photos taken by Mark on the day. Click on each photo to view a larger version.
November 13, 2014

Befriend your butterflies

In nerve-wracking situations like performing, butterflies are a regular but unwelcome visitor. In my Stage Fright Workshop in October, presenter Amy Radford explained why it’s important to make butterflies your friend, not your foe.
September 16, 2014

What I love about Anja’s voice

Don’t be fooled that Anja Nissen is just another reality TV invention. Singing since she was 6, Anja proves that dedication and persistence can produce a voice worthy of national acclaim.
January 6, 2014

Choosing Your Singing Teacher

Choosing Your Singing Teacher Learning singing is a wonderful expression of yourself and shows you want to master a skill improve your voice and sing many songs.        Knowledge about teaching singing has taken quantum leaps in recent times and the” art of singing is no longer shrouded in mystery, […]