Avoid These 5 Vocal Mistakes!

2021-10-13T18:30:36+01:00

Vocal mistakes are common among budding singers, as well as experienced vocalists. We have heard plenty of stories of famous singers who have had to have vocal cord surgery or have, in some way, damaged their vocals. Anatomically, our vocal mechanisms are mostly made up of soft tissue and muscle, so it can be easy to cause a negative effect through lifestyle choices and improper singing technique. Smoking, dehydration, alcohol consumption and even certain foods can affect our voice. More commonly, however, it’s the way we use our voice that causes the most damage. Here are five vocal mistakes you should [...]

Avoid These 5 Vocal Mistakes!2021-10-13T18:30:36+01:00

5 Tips for Learning with a Vocal Coach Online

2021-10-11T10:41:23+01:00

Although we are excited to resume adult singing lessons in our Central London premises, we have met many new students during lockdown who are continuing to learn with a vocal coach online. Many musicians find this approach to be convenient, cost-effective and less time consuming as there is no need to travel. Not to mention, you can learn with any vocal coach, no matter where they are in the world. This way, you can find one that best suits your needs, and ensure you have a real connection with them. There are some challenges to online learning, so we have put [...]

5 Tips for Learning with a Vocal Coach Online2021-10-11T10:41:23+01:00

Adult singing lessons and mental health

2021-09-20T16:10:20+01:00

Not everyone is a confident vocalist, yet so much of our lives and social events revolve around music and singing. Going to gigs, festivals and joining in with your favourite artists, singing in the car, in the shower or during holidays has always had an exhilarating effect on us. But is there more to adult singing lessons and mental health? Can singing actually benefit our quality of life? Here are just some of the surprising benefits of belting out a tune. Adult Singing Lessons Help to Lift Your Mood There are many reasons why adults come to us for singing lessons. [...]

Adult singing lessons and mental health2021-09-20T16:10:20+01:00

How to have a better singing voice

2021-07-05T20:44:44+01:00

As musicians, we are constantly looking for new ways to grow and improve. But did you know that your everyday activities have a huge impact on the voice you currently have? We often talk about improving your voice when you begin your singing lessons for adults, however, there are steps you can take to make the most out of your voice, no matter where you are on your journey. Keep on reading for our expert tips on how to have a better singing voice. Practice Regularly Do you ever feel like you have plateaued, and your voice just doesn’t seem to [...]

How to have a better singing voice2021-07-05T20:44:44+01:00

How to record vocals at home

2021-06-22T17:42:04+01:00

As artists, we wear so many different hats. Often, you will be asked to be more than just a vocalist. You may need to pick up some skills in everything from engineering, production, song writing, marketing and more to have a successful career consisting of multiple income streams. Being able to record yourself at home is a very useful skill that can land you jobs from across the world. We have some great tips to share on how to record vocals at home and get the best quality sound on a budget, in any room. Consider Your Environment Before even starting [...]

How to record vocals at home2021-06-22T17:42:04+01:00

Vocal Damage Symptoms and Prevention

2021-06-15T06:35:55+01:00

We often talk about the importance of protecting your vocals when singing. Giving you the tools and techniques to sing safely is one of our top priorities here at London Singing Institute. Vocal damage can be experienced by even the most professional singers, however, so it’s important we learn to recognise it and know how to prevent it. Here are some vocal damage symptoms to watch out for, as well as lifestyle factors that will affect your vocal health. What Is Vocal Damage? We’ve all experienced a little damage to our vocal cords from time to time. Whether that’s after a [...]

Vocal Damage Symptoms and Prevention2021-06-15T06:35:55+01:00

Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitch

2021-06-07T07:34:42+01:00

Unless you want to join one of the ‘worst contestants’ compilations of popular singing competitions, training your vocal pitch is important! Unlike piano, guitar or any other instrument that may physically need tuning, you control your pitch through your body. Many students who embark on singing lessons for adults don’t necessarily have a bad pitch, but rather are not used to using the muscles and mechanisms they need to control it. So, let’s talk about this all-important aspect of music that is so crucial for a truly great performance. Keep on reading, as we also discuss useful exercises to improve your [...]

Exercises to Improve Your Vocal Pitch2021-06-07T07:34:42+01:00

Singing confidence tips for adult beginners

2021-06-07T07:35:11+01:00

Confidence is the foundation of our success. It’s the state of mind that lets us persevere in spite of fear of failure and helps us keep going towards our goals. As you embark on your singing lessons for adults, you may feel insecure about your voice, struggling to sing in front of others or record yourself. Many musicians go through this but, because our voice is also a part of us, vocalists often feel much more vulnerable to criticism and fear of failure. If this is you, do not fret – follow these singing confidence tips to unleash the self-assured performer [...]

Singing confidence tips for adult beginners2021-06-07T07:35:11+01:00

10 Recording studio tips for singers

2021-05-25T07:55:30+01:00

Many musicians dread recording sessions because it quite literally feels like putting your voice under a microscope. There’s no audience interaction, you may often record without your band in the room, and it can be a nerve-racking experience, especially, if you’re a beginner. Fear not – with a bit of help and practice, you will come to enjoy studio recordings and look forward to them! After all, this is your chance to finally show off all your hard work and make a record that you are proud of. So, let’s dive into our 10 recording studio tips for singers! 1. Practice [...]

10 Recording studio tips for singers2021-05-25T07:55:30+01:00

10 Live performance tips for singers

2021-05-18T18:09:53+01:00

As you progress through your singing lessons for adults, you will likely want to show off your skills and get on stage! Some musicians find performing a little nerve racking, while others feel right at home with everyone watching them. No matter how you feel about live performance, one thing is for sure – proper preparation, consistency and experience will turn you into a confident performer in no time. Our 10 live performance tips for singers will help you put on your best show, whether you’re just starting out or are already earning your stripes as an artist. 1. Practice Makes [...]

10 Live performance tips for singers2021-05-18T18:09:53+01:00

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