Episode 27: Life Inside the Choir

This podcast is dedicated to performers who want to be their very best.

Episode 27 features an interview with choir singer Charlie Trinder and discusses his life in music and what has kept him singing all these years.  It features an insight into life a choral singer.

Each episode focuses on an element of performance to help you be your very best.  It also includes vocal tips and tricks, interviews and an exclusive look behind the scenes of a Producer & Musical Director.
THIS EPISODE: Life Inside the Choir
This episode features an interview with choir singer Charlie Trinder and discusses his life in music and what has kept him singing all these years.  It features an insight into life a choral singer.

 

Charlie Trinder, from Hertfordshire is a member of Next Stage Choir in St. Albans, and along with his wife Ros, enjoy a rewarding, challenging and busy choir life.

SHOW LINKS

Next Stage Choir’s website: http://www.nextstagechoir.com

 

Episode 26: The Gospel Truth with Karen Gibson

This podcast is dedicated to performers who want to be their very best.

Episode 26 features an interview with gospel leader Karen Gibson and discusses what makes gospel music so soulful and spiritual, and how to approach it.

Each episode focuses on an element of performance to help you be your very best.  It also includes vocal tips and tricks, interviews and an exclusive look behind the scenes of a Producer & Musical Director.
THIS EPISODE: The Gospel Truth with Karen Gibson
This episode features an interview with gospel leader Karen Gibson and discusses what makes gospel music so soulful and spiritual, and how to approach it.

Karen Gibson is a full time choir conductor and workshop leader with extensive experience: she has been involved with vocal groups and choirs for over 25 years, conducting gospel workshops all over the UK and Europe as well as Nigeria, Japan, Zimbabwe, Rwanda and the USA. She has been instrumental in drawing together and conducting some of the most prestigious large-scale choirs for a variety of gospel and community initiatives.

Karen regularly works in several schools across London, and works with many others on an ad hoc basis. She is also a tutor and mentor for aspiring choir conductors. A recent review of Karen’s work states: ‘Karen Gibson knows how to bring the best out of people, to allow their latent talent to come alive and, most importantly, to create a synergy that ensures the music is tight, strong, and yet also borne on the wings of a poised ensemble’

 

SHOW LINKS

Karen Gibson’s website: http://mskarengibson.com

UK Choir Festival: http://www.ukchoirfestival.com

 

Episode 25: How Good Is Your Teacher ?

This podcast is dedicated to performers who want to be their very best.

Episode 25 features a candid discussion by Russell Scott on the good and bad of working with the right singing teacher/vocal coach, what to look for, the pitfalls, and good, the bad and the indifferent!  Contains LOTS of useful tips!

Each episode focuses on an element of performance to help you be your very best.  It also includes vocal tips and tricks, interviews and an exclusive look behind the scenes of a Producer & Musical Director.
THIS EPISODE: How Good Is Your Teacher ?
This episode features a candid discussion by Russell Scott on the good and bad of working with the right singing teacher/vocal coach, what to look for, the pitfalls, and good, the bad and the indifferent!  Contains LOTS of useful tips!

 

 

Episode 19: Avoiding The Croaks

This podcast is dedicated to performers who want to be their very best.

Episode 19 features Russell Scott talking about croaky voices and how to look after the voice in the Winter months.

Each episode focuses on an element of performance to help you be your very best.  It also includes vocal tips and tricks, interviews and an exclusive look behind the scenes of a Producer & Musical Director.
THIS EPISODE: Avoiding The Croaks
This episode features Russell Scott talking about croaky voices and how to look after the voice in the winter months.

Looking after your voice in the Winter months is vitally important. What to drink ? What to eat? What not to drink!  What not to eat! Wrapping up warm , seeing your voice coach and a lot more.

SHOW LINKS

A Life In Music: A Life in Music with Russell Scott

On Stage at the Royal Albert Hall

Having been booked this week to appear at this year’s BBC Proms alongside 15 other amazing singers, it never ceases to amaze me just how exciting it is to perform at London’s Royal Albert Hall. I’ve performed there perhaps over 20 times over the years but yet it is without doubt my favourite performance venue and I never take it for granted. I still gasp in awe at its vastness, its greatness and its ability to intimidate and scare you! I love it.

Vocal Health – My 10 Top Tips – Part II

With so many artists seeking advice and consultation for vocal problems, I thought it would be prudent to give you my 10 top tips for looking after your voice, preventing damage, and keeping it at optimum health.  Here is Part II.
6. Get A Good Night’s Sleep
Sleep-deprivation for most people can be horrid, but as a performer, we need even more rest than the average person. Sleep is great for refreshing the body but also to lower blood pressure. A good night sleep can help with anxiety, stress, nerves and focus. Awake with a large ice cold glass of water to rehydrate and get the brain ready for action.

Vocal Health – My 10 Top Tips – Part I

With so many artists seeking advice and consultation for vocal problems, I thought it would be prudent to give you my 10 top tips for looking after your voice, preventing damage, and keeping it at optimum health. Here is Part I.
1. Drink Drink Drink
This is without doubt the most important aspect of good vocal health. You should be drinking as much as 2 L of water a day and remember that it can take up to 4 hours for the effect of water to benefit your vocal folds. Whilst water is probably the best drink for your throat, there are plenty of other alternatives including squash, decaffeinated tea and some juices in moderation.