Singing Opportunities

How are you finding this Summer?  I hope you’re getting to enjoy the lifting of the lockdown rules.  I don’t know about you but I’ve learnt a lot of things during lock down.  I’ve  learned that there are some things that online lessons are  really good for, at least as good as in person lessons.   They are great for people who live far away, There’s an intimacy and degree of focus that…

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Choir Practices in Masks – Observations of an Animateur is times of Covid-19.

Choir Practices in Masks – Observations of an Animateur is times of Covid-19. Practice 1  There were about 15 of us, a few of us wore masks and I sporadically wore a strange, pointy mask.  Apart from it feeling strange it was fine.  We stood more than 3m apart in a massive circle.  We couldn’t hear each other much.   I noticed a desire to push because we were outside…

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The Bigger Jigsaw

I don’t believe in gurus and disciples.  I believe that we are all teachers and we are all students and life is a two way street, between being the teacher and being the student.   I also don’t believe that children know less than kids.  Some of them do but I’ve met some very wise teenagers and children.  I have been working with a really interesting singer and I love…

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What is Technique?

I was chatting with a colleague/friend about what I call technique.  She really knows her anatomy and that shizz.   I said that a new singer asked to “learn technique” and how to control her voice”.   I explained to my friend that, whilst I didn’t say so in the lesson, I am resistant to the concept of “technique” because I don’t have a prescribed approach.  I genuinely respond to…

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Online Singing Opportunies

I decided early on in the lock down to learn a new skill so I am midway through a counselling course and I’m, (very slowly but surely), improving my running.  I needed to feel I was moving forwards with something.   If you’re like me and want to grow a new skill why not use this time to work on your singing?  I’m offering a few opportunities for singers in…

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