December 13, 2022

2022: a successful year for the studio and our singers

Reflecting on 2022 makes me realise how far the studio – and you, its singers – have come. Here are some of our achievements. January – April: Student numbers more than double We began 2022 with 14 singing students. By January 31, we had 24 – returning students and those […]
April 28, 2021

From the top: learn the basics of breathing for singing. Part 1 – Inhalation

When you start learning to sing, breathing training is a fundamental skill that requires much thinking, focus and practice. You have to train your body to manage your breath so you can sing a variety of phrases, rhythms and musical intervals.  In this blog series, I will break down the […]
February 21, 2021

The story behind our logo – and how it makes you a better singer

Being a singing teacher, I suppose it’s no surprise I find birds and their songs so captivating.   Birds have especially enchanted me this summer, as with the general quietness and less air traffic noise, their carolling, shrieking, whistling, chanting and warbling are easily heard. We’ve even had a family of […]
December 17, 2020

Singing students reflect on what they achieved in 2020

What a year 2020 was for all of us! While the COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown restrictions put a halt to many activities, it also gave us time to refocus on professional and personal goals. For the studio, it meant an opportunity to do a website redesign with even more resources […]
December 9, 2020

A Strong Head Voice Makes You A More Versatile Singer

Do you struggle to hit high notes? Do you avoid songs with passages that call for using your head voice?  Singing in head voice is a common challenge for vocalists, but learning to find and develop your upper register will open you up to singing a wider range of material […]
August 7, 2020

Warm Up To Singing Exercises – For A Stronger Voice

Recently a singer told me they didn’t like the scales, arpeggios and exercises we do at the beginning of lessons, because they were worried about getting them wrong. Well, getting them ‘wrong’ is part of the learning process! Singers may be dismissive of exercises, try to avoid them, or feel […]
July 4, 2020

Breath control: the best support act for your singing growth

While breathing in our daily lives is something our bodies do automatically, breathing for singing is something we have to learn. But learning proper breath support can take a while, because your body has to learn new ways to be and breathe. It can be complex, challenging and thought provoking […]