When she came to me to learn how to sing better, I ask her what would she like to explore today? She told me it’s not for the student to say, the teacher normally should direct or guide the lesson; My response….to guide you is indeed my function. And I can guide you well when Continue Reading
Watch any child and notice how easily they sing, shout, scream LOUDLY!……… ……look a little further and you see their voice, their body – flexible; moves, flows when needed; bends effortlessly? Why do things change as we grow up? How does it change? In all humans……….. all movement begins…in the head and neck! As the Continue Reading
The other day someone told me that she was going to do a gig with a couple of buddies who had asked her to sing with them. When I asked her what was the biggest concern she admitted that she was petrified that once she was on stage all kind of things would go wrong. Continue Reading
His jaw is set! …. he is determined. He will not be swayed. (Muscularly his jaw is tight and tensed like his decision). The jaw can tell you a lot about a person on meeting them. Anger; nerves, determined, stubborn, pouting…. The jaw is the gauge. It is easy to spot a mood and to Continue Reading
Come! Sing! This is my resolve now…. I have really been so involved with my work over the last seven years, it is now just perfect to free up and give to myself what I invite others to do all the time. But first, I want to say I’ll give away a Tip of Continue Reading
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We are born breathing and singing naturally?! So…..How do singers sabotage their singing? As F M Alexander said, “Every man, woman and child holds the possibility of physical perfection; it rests with each of us to attain it by personal understanding and effort.” How can you have ‘It’ all? Always…! Here are ten essentials that Continue Reading
“I’m not good enough”!! This mantra that kept playing in my head when I was young. Every time I faced a new situation! It was my reality. What is real? My young grandson went last Christmas to see Santa in a department store ‘grotto’. He beamed as he sat on Santa’s lap, told him his Continue Reading
I remember watching my Dad taking his afternoon siesta (not that he had planned it that way!) His lunch over, he would sit on a straight backed chair because he was determined to remain alert. Slowly his eyes would close (like young children do when they desperately want to stay awake) Then his head would Continue Reading