How to care for your voice in our current, mask wearing times.

Things to consider when wearing a mask:-  There is all shared in a video – and the links are below. Breathing Ensure that you aren’t panic breathing  Put your hands on your chest/belly/sides as you breathe in and out and notice where your breath makes your body expand and, unless you are getting movement in your belly, sides and back, try exploring letting your breath expand your body lower down. …

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A Rising Tide lifts all boats

I have heard this many times and I found it hard to believe till my 11 year old son taught me how it works in reality.  The quote was popularised by John F Kennedy and it means that when the economy is performing well everyone does better.  The idea that someone doing badly is not necessary for others to do well. That success is not a limited resource.  Until yesterday…

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The Extra Stuff You Get When You Study With Me

Have you ever noticed how some days your voice is more pliable than others? The longer I have taught the more I have grown to believe that the greatest barrier for the singers I work with is mental (or emotional) and not about about their singing abilities.   I firmly believe that if singers practice the exercises that I set for them they will improve and they can smash their…

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Up to date Biog – and a couple of amazing references

When I joined Vocology in Practice I wrote a formal biog and asked my lovely colleagues for references. They look dead fancy so I’m sharing them here. Rebecca Schwarz Biography – September 2020 Rebecca has been teaching for 15 years and is most excited by working with professional performers who want to explore new styles and care for their voices better, and terrified new to singing singers.  Rebecca uses a…

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Dancers – Five Advantages That You Have When Working On Your Singing

If you are a dancer who is looking at developing your singing voice I’m talking to you here.   I work with lots of wonderful, professional dancers.  I also work with lots of dancers who are auditioning for performing arts college.  Some of these dancers are experienced and some have never sang before, especially not in front of other people.  In my experience you are really nervous about continuing, (or…

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