Singing tips and articles

July 31, 2022

Expressive performance: you need these elements to bring a song to life

How do you bring a song to life as a singer? It takes more than strong vocal technique. Expert singing teacher, Kathleen Connell shares her tips.
June 27, 2022

Thinking out loud – an effective approach to learning to sing

Talking about singing is crucial to learning vocal technique, as it helps your brain focus and remember. Expert singing teacher, Kathleen Connell explains how.
May 28, 2022

Sing your own song: how singer-songwriters can improve their craft

Is singing training different for singer-songwriters? In some ways, yes. Experienced vocal coach, Kathleen Connell shares her tips on how to improve your craft.
April 29, 2022

Don’t think you can sing? You can. It takes training more than talent

Anyone can learn to sing! It takes training more than talent, as well as a commitment to your singing goals. Vocal coach Kathleen Connell explains how.
March 28, 2022

How to strengthen your mixed voice singing

Mastering mixed voice singing is an essential skill for accomplished, versatile singers. Expert singing teacher Kathleen Connell explains how to achieve it.
February 19, 2022

Still coughing from COVID? These tips will help you get back to healthy singing.

Recovering from Covid 19 and upper respiratory illness needs a paced approach as you return to practice and performances. These tips from Kathleen Connell Singing, will assist you to heal and renew your passion for singing.
January 3, 2022

Take target practice at your singing goals for better results

Taking a targeted approach to your singing goals and practice routine sets you up for more success. Try these singing practice tips from Kathleen Connell.
December 20, 2021

These 4 Stephen Sondheim songs can improve your singing

Vocal agility in singing lets you sing a wider repertoire and improves your voice quality. These tips from expert singing coach Kathleen Connell will help.
November 25, 2021

How to develop greater vocal agility to broaden your singing choices

Vocal agility in singing lets you sing a wider repertoire and improves your voice quality. These tips from expert singing coach Kathleen Connell will help.
October 26, 2021

Let it flow: the importance of exhalation in singing

Learning which muscles to use is an important part of efficient breathing for singing. Here, expert singing teacher Kathleen Connell looks at exhalation.
September 24, 2021

How the right song choice helps you target specific singing goals

Lockdowns don’t mean an end to learning to sing. Kathleen Connell’s thorough, creative approach to online singing lessons helps her student’s power through their goals.
August 25, 2021

Which Tempo App will work best for my singing needs?

Expressive singing starts with a strong beat. Our guide to using Tempo Apps which suits your singing needs.
July 28, 2021

Create a singing practice routine you’ll stick to

Successful singers commit to a regular singing practice routine to develop their craft. Here’s our guide to creating weekly singing practice habits you’ll stick to.
June 20, 2021

The 4 Ps of better singing: Preparation, Practice, Performance, Presence

Performance skills are vital when learning to sing. Our tips will get you performance ready, so you can enjoy the experience as much as your audience.
May 27, 2021

Get it off your chest: the emotional benefits of a strong chest voice

A strong chest voice gives singers more flexibility and freedom of expression. Sydney singing teacher Kathleen Connell shows you how to achieve it.
March 26, 2021

Zoom fatigue is real: How to relieve its impacts on your voice

Is your voice zoomed out from too many video calls? Sydney singing teacher Kathleen Connell shares vocal exercises you can do on the go.
May 20, 2020

Not sure about learning to sing online?

Thinking of learning to sing? Online singing lessons by video are convenient, fun and a great way to see if it’s for you. Try an intro class with Kathleen Connell.
May 17, 2020

COVID 19 – Studio Information

The health and wellbeing of staff and students is our main priority, and I would like to assure you that precautions are taken at the studio to adhere to strict government protocols.
May 17, 2020

How to get more expressive in your singing

Part of the joy and satisfaction of singing is communicating the meaning and emotion of a song in a way that connects with your audience. Refined vocal skills and technique are important of course, but unless your audience studies singing themselves, they’re not going to notice how well your breath […]
January 22, 2020

Thinking Of Doing Singing For The HSC? What You Need To Know

If you’re planning to do Music 1 or 2 for the HSC, singing tuition with Kathleen can help you achieve top marks.
December 12, 2019

Singing in performance: the icing on the cake for students

Read about how performing in our studio concert can improve your singing and even develop a better functioning brain.
November 19, 2019

How to sing your way to a stronger brain: studies show learning to sing improves your brain function.

Singing isn’t just a fun, creative way to express yourself, it’s scientifically proven to improve your brain performance in all facets of your life.
October 29, 2019

Vocalise Your Way To Better Singing And Performance

If you’ve been learning singing for some time, you probably know your vocal exercises off by heart. And while you know their benefits, you’d be forgiven for finding them a little repetitive and tedious. So, is there a fun, more varied and challenging way to further develop your voice and […]
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 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 […]
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= […]
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 […]