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!

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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!

 

 

5 Awesome Tips on How to Sing Higher Notes

There is a lot to be said on the subject of singing the highest notes.
I meet so many people who seem solely interested in being able to sing high.  “What note was that?” they ask frequently.  A lot of this stems, in my opinion, from the TV talent show era where a singer starts singing, and as soon as they hit a high note, the crowd goes wild, as if it is their ability to sing a big high note makes them a great singer.
What rubbish!
Do you know, it’s so much harder and technically challenging to singing a quiet note than a high note ?!  Singing the loudest, highest notes does not make you a great singer.  It is what you can do technically across the voice, and your ability to ‘perform’ and ‘engage’ which makes you a great singer.

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.