Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert

About Stefan Joubert

Stefan Joubert is the manager of the London Singing Institute. He is passionate about helping adults find their voice. He truly believes that no one is too old or not talented enough to start singing. To get started with your singing lessons contact Stefan at enrol@londonsinginginstitute.co.uk

7 Tips for Singing and Playing at the Same Time

2020-07-24T18:46:01+01:00

Many talented vocalists are also able to play a musical instrument – even Beyonce has recently learned to play piano, following advice from Prince himself! Being able to play music can help you with songwriting, arrangement and provide accompaniment when performing solo, which also makes you more employable. Many musicians look effortless while playing and singing, but it is actually quite a tricky skill, particularly if the melody or rhythm differs between the vocal and accompaniment. It takes a lot of multitasking and practice, but don’t fret – with these simple tips you’ll be able to accompany yourself in no time. [...]

7 Tips for Singing and Playing at the Same Time2020-07-24T18:46:01+01:00

How to write a hit song?

2020-07-24T18:26:19+01:00

Writing songs can be one of the most wasteful artforms out there – many songwriters write several tracks and, often, only a small percentage actually gets released. As with everything else, it takes a lot of practice, time and effort to become a good songwriter, but have you ever wondered how to write a hit song? We’ve come across a study from 2017 that analysed Billboard Hot 100 songs between 2014 and 2015 and found similarities across all of them, which could potentially indicate why they appeal to a wider audience. In this article, we’ll talk about 2020 music trends too! [...]

How to write a hit song?2020-07-24T18:26:19+01:00

10 Songwriting Tips for Beginners

2020-07-24T12:47:57+01:00

Famous singer-songwriters make their craft look easy and effortless, however, there is a lot of theory, practice and years of consistent writing that makes them truly great. If you’re already a vocalist and musician looking to delve into songwriting, we have some helpful songwriting tips and techniques for you! 1. Brush up on your skills as a musician An excellent knowledge of music theory would go a long way in helping you write music. We often think of it as an art that comes naturally, however, studying things like scales and chord theory will make it so much easier for you [...]

10 Songwriting Tips for Beginners2020-07-24T12:47:57+01:00

How Music Affects Productivity

2020-07-24T12:26:29+01:00

As all of us are slowly transitioning into a new, temporary ‘normal’, there are a lot of adjustments to your normal workflow and schedule. If you have recently started working from home or if you’re simply looking for ways to improve productivity, music can help you do just that. But how can you ensure that the music you listen to has a positive effect on your concentration skills instead of distracting you? And why is it that music affects productivity in the first place? Find out in this article. The link between music and concentration When you get started on a [...]

How Music Affects Productivity2020-07-24T12:26:29+01:00

10 Best Practice Tips for Musicians

2020-06-30T19:25:07+01:00

How to Practice Effectively: 10 Best Practice Tips for Musicians The career of a musician can often be unpredictable. You could be busy one month and have a completely empty schedule the next. If you’ve recently found yourself with a lot more spare time, this is the perfect opportunity to practice, update your repertoire and hone your craft so that you’re ready to take on more gigs anytime. But practising isn’t just about playing as much as you can! There are steps you can take to make it much more effective and use your time wisely. Try our 10 best practice [...]

10 Best Practice Tips for Musicians2020-06-30T19:25:07+01:00

Remote collaboration: considerations for musicians

2020-06-11T12:25:53+01:00

In light of recent events, many of us are seeking ways to stay connected to our audiences and clients from our homes, while maintaining a steady income. Because of this, livestream usage has grown by 70% in the last few weeks on Instagram alone. Online streaming and virtual work environments could be useful ways to ensure your fans stay in touch with you and your clients can keep using your services. Although some feel forced into seeking out remote collaboration tools, they could lead to positive experiences, such as accessing a larger talent pool and customer base. Depending on your career, [...]

Remote collaboration: considerations for musicians2020-06-11T12:25:53+01:00

10 Music Audition Tips to Nail your Next Audition!

2020-05-25T11:32:11+01:00

Whether you’re a singer or musician, if you do covers or originals, attending auditions comes with the territory! Many see it as a nerve-racking experience, the pressure is on, the spotlight is on you and it makes even the most confident performers a little nervous. Your mindset can really make or break the audition, so it’s important that you try to stay calm under pressure and change your perspective of the situation. While singing auditions and music auditions, in general, can be a source of anxiety, they are also great opportunities for you to meet new people, advance in your career [...]

10 Music Audition Tips to Nail your Next Audition!2020-05-25T11:32:11+01:00

Music and the environmental movement

2020-05-25T14:42:38+01:00

The increasing number of consumers and industries are turning the conversation towards sustainability, in light of climate change and environmental disasters. As we enjoy listening to our favourite artists and being entertained by stunning live shows, we often forget the impacts these activities have on our planet. Touring, in particular, can be incredibly taxing on the environment, due to the number of crew members, planes, private jets, tour buses and trucks being utilised. Not to mention, the large number of crowds travelling by car to see their idols perform. Luckily, several artists have started meaningful conversations about the impacts of touring [...]

Music and the environmental movement2020-05-25T14:42:38+01:00

Why Do We Sing?

2020-05-14T10:25:52+01:00

Many of us like to sing professionally, while others sing in the shower, in their car, at karaoke or anytime they hear their favourite song. Almost all of us love music and we join in with singing and chanting, whether at sports events, church, festivals and more. It’s no secret that we are deeply connected to music, we have an appreciation for it and it’s a form of self-expression and a way to bring us together. But, have you ever wondered why we are able to sing in the first place? Many animals, humans included, produce a variety of sounds from [...]

Why Do We Sing?2020-05-14T10:25:52+01:00

Government Plan for Music Education

2020-05-14T10:27:13+01:00

Where did you first fall in love with music? Did you pick up an instrument at your local school, joined a choir, band or orchestra? Studies have shown that musical activities not only enrich a child’s learning experience but also nourish academic success. Music education is an irreplaceable part of our schools and many of us have benefitted from it greatly. Unfortunately, music education has faced cuts, lack of funding and rapid decline in recent years. In order to tackle this, the UK government has announced a new plan to shape the future of music education, offering a once in a [...]

Government Plan for Music Education2020-05-14T10:27:13+01:00
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