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Vocal Injury – your best path to recovery.

You’ve been given the diagnosis, you’ve been given treatment, you’ve had an operation… What now? Are you feeling positive? Are you hopeful? Inspired? Are you determined to move through this and come out bigger and better on the other side? If not, I hear you… when I was recovering from my own injury and operations […]

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So just what exactly is “The Mix”?

A new client wanted to unpack the hot and somewhat contentious subject of “mix” voice and what it is. Whilst I am no expert in physiology or science I have been teaching for 20 years and teaching mix is something I’ve become known for. Before I begin, I know there will be colleagues of mine […]

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Fear and Procrastination be gone!

This blog is for those of us who find ourselves in a cycle of frustration and procrastination. If you’re a singer or performer of any kind struggling with moving towards dreams or goals then I’m sure you will relate to this post. Admittedly I myself am a procrastinator of the perfectionistic kind. In fact, part […]

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Myth Busting part 1 (of goodness knows how many?!)

I’m starting a series of blogs on Myth Busting… No surprises – the title says exactly that : ) What I’m going to say will have some surprises for some readers. AND some of what I say may rattle a few cages – not intentionally, but Im aware that this territory can be contentious. Im […]

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Do something – (Other than what you’re doing)

I’m currently enrolled on a course, CoreSinging with Doctor Meribeth Dayme. The module today focussed on consciousness (in its various forms). Writing this blog is a way for me to process one of the many concepts that were explored and I sincerely hope it may ignite something positive in your singing and creativity. Do you […]

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Playful learners learn faster, surprise surprise

Perhaps the major inhibitor of creativity is too much activity in our prefrontal cortex (nerd alert!) – the part of our brain used for analysing. Let’s be honest folks it’s a very important part of the brain that deserves due credit, but if we linger there during what is meant to be a creative experience […]

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Less fear, more confidence!

The body is an amazing system of energy. Our psychology plays a significant role in how our body reacts. “if we believe we are under stress, we manifest stress in our physiology” – Dr Bruce H Lipton. All of us understand how stress or negativity feels – Our heart rate increases, muscles tighten, increase in saliva, […]

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It’s time to know your zone

Recently I watched a TED Talk on “How to get better at the things you care about”, this wasn’t a talk aimed specifically at those involved in the arts but I thought that the principles were totally relevant to our world. The presenter, Eduardo Briceno suggested that we spend a lot of time living in a […]

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