One thing that is constant whether you have in-person or online singing classes, is the need for regular practice. With more time spent at home, now is an ideal opportunity to incorporate a singing practice routine into your week.
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 […]
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 […]
Have you ever tried getting through a day, or even an hour, without saying a word? It’s no mean feat, especially if one of your first tasks is to order a life-restoring coffee at your local café! Despite how much we rely on our voices to navigate our days, many […]
Here are five ways to guarantee a lacklustre and unpolished performance (the last thing any performer wants!) Leave memorisation to the last minute Forget to practice in front of a mirror Compare yourself negatively with other performers Insist on perfection Let nerves get the better of you and rush through […]
There are many occupations that demand extensive use of our voices. Teachers, salespeople and lawyers, just to name a few. But what if you also happen to sing in your spare time? Then it’s important to know that poor speaking habits can affect the quality of your singing voice.
For many of us, breathing is an unconscious act; it’s the very thing that sustains us and yet we rarely give it much thought. When it comes to singing, it pays to give your breathing technique the attention it deserves.
Do you dream about singing at an iconic venue or performing at an Open Mic Night? Having a performance goal is great, but often there’s a gap between your dream and your current capabilities. So here are 12 ways to earn your performance stripes and move closer to achieving your […]
So you’re toying with the idea of taking your singing talents to the world…or at least your local choir, church or pub! Sydney singing teacher and former professional singer Kathleen Connell reveals 5 things you need to know to make your performance goal a reality.
Well, that’s a wrap! Another year at Kathleen Connell Singing Studio and another year which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working with a range of singers, from beginners with a very healthy attitude to practice to advanced singers with strong technique. Together we’ve covered a wide variety of music styles and worked […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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.
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.
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.
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, […]