vocal tips

How do you know if you’ve strained your voice?

2023-10-03T18:41:30+01:00

As a singer, you must keep your voice in tip-top condition to ensure you are always in the best form for the next concert or performance. But even the most conscientious of vocalists sometimes strain their voice, and it's not always obvious that it has happened until too late. Let’s look at why your voice might be strained, how you can tell, and what you can do about it. What causes a strained voice? There are many reasons why you might strain your voice. For beginner singers, it might just be a case of pushing your vocal abilities too far. But [...]

How do you know if you’ve strained your voice?2023-10-03T18:41:30+01:00

How to Sing From Your Diaphragm

2023-07-27T21:55:30+01:00

Discover How to sing from your diaphragm! When you learn to sing from your diaphragm, you take your singing voice to another level. There are numerous benefits to diaphragmatic singing and it is key to your singing success! Diaphragmatic singing will do the following for you: Better voice projection Better vocal control Better regulation of airflow in the lungs Protecting the vocal cords Improving your range Creating a fuller, louder sound So, what is diaphragmatic breathing, and how can you do it? Get ready to unleash the singing power of your diaphragm! Why is it hard to sing from the diaphragm? [...]

How to Sing From Your Diaphragm2023-07-27T21:55:30+01:00

Is Singing Good for your Memory?

2023-06-23T06:28:19+01:00

You cant remember what you went upstairs for but I bet you can remember every word of that obscure 80s song you used to love. Probably because you spent hours singing along. Ever suffered with an earworm? That annoying tune that plays over and over in your head, driving you crazy? That’s your brain making sure you never, ever forget that song. Turns out, singing could be really good for your memory. A Mental Boost Singing has an almost instantaneous effect on our mood, boosting our happy feelings so we sing louder and prouder. But sometimes singing can make us sad. [...]

Is Singing Good for your Memory?2023-06-23T06:28:19+01:00

Five Reasons Why Singing Lessons Might Not Be For You

2023-06-16T12:00:07+01:00

While we promote singing lessons for everyone, there are a few people who might not be a good fit for our services. Read on to find out if any of these apply to you before you book your first class. You Don’t Enjoy Singing Believe it or not, there are people in the world who hate singing! We sympathize greatly with you if you are a part of this small margin of society and wish you the best. But this antithesis towards the thing we love the most probably means you won’t want to join any of our groups. You Won’t [...]

Five Reasons Why Singing Lessons Might Not Be For You2023-06-16T12:00:07+01:00

Want to Stop Snoring? Try Singing!

2023-06-16T11:59:16+01:00

If snoring is the bane of your life (or your partner’s life), you might want to give singing a go! There is a lot of research to suggest that singing in the day can lead to a quieter sleep at night. It can also improve the quality of your sleep so you and your loved one both wake up happier and well rested. Why Do We Snore? To understand how singing can stop you snoring, you need to first understand why you snore. Snoring is simply a vibration of the tissues in the throat caused by a blockage of the airways. [...]

Want to Stop Snoring? Try Singing!2023-06-16T11:59:16+01:00

Could Singing Help Relieve Your Chronic Pain?

2023-05-24T13:58:22+01:00

There’s no way to sugarcoat it – chronic pain sucks. But studies have shown that singing can have a positive effect on both the mental health issues that arise as a result of it, and the physical effects too. So how good is singing at fighting chronic pain and how does it work? Singing Boosts Acceptance One of the most difficult things about chronic pain is accepting that it is a part of your life. Where you were once young, fit, and healthy, chronic pain makes you feel older, unfit, and unhealthy. And even thinking about the future can be exhausting. [...]

Could Singing Help Relieve Your Chronic Pain?2023-05-24T13:58:22+01:00

Could Singing Help You Lose Weight?

2023-04-05T12:27:41+01:00

It’s not a miracle weight-loss tool by any means, but you’ll be pleased to know that singing does burn calories. The better your technique, the more calories you’ll burn, which is a great excuse to hire a singing coach! How Does Singing Burn Calories? The reason for this is that there is actually a lot of muscle work involved in singing. You’re putting your lungs to the test, which requires a lot of support from your chest, abdominal, and diaphragm muscles. The more you practice, the stronger these muscles will get, just like in traditional strength exercises. And in the same [...]

Could Singing Help You Lose Weight?2023-04-05T12:27:41+01:00

How Does Puberty Affect Your Voice?

2023-09-25T19:28:43+01:00

Wondering what happened to those soprano notes you belted out as a child? Or perhaps you’re a teen hoping to hit the charts with your dulcet tones one day, but you’re worried puberty will throw a spanner into your dreams of stardom? Here’s what really happens to your voice during those hormonal teenage years. And why you shouldn’t worry about puberty changing your singing ability. How Does Your Voice Change? The first thing to note is that everyone’s voice changes during puberty. This is because the ovaries and testes release a surge of estrogen and testosterone into the body. Both boys [...]

How Does Puberty Affect Your Voice?2023-09-25T19:28:43+01:00

Breathing Exercises to Improve Your Singing Stamina

2023-03-16T09:05:27+00:00

When you want to hold a note for longer or hit those far-away octaves, you need to pay attention to your breath. It doesn’t matter how beautiful your tone is or how loud you can sing, the breath is what will make sure your voice is flawless. But, only focusing on your breath when you are singing is a recipe for failure. You need to be strengthening your lungs and boosting your singing stamina on a regular basis. Think of your breath like another muscle – the more you use it, the better control you’ll have over it. Most people breathe [...]

Breathing Exercises to Improve Your Singing Stamina2023-03-16T09:05:27+00:00

The Anatomy of a Singer’s Mouth

2023-01-30T05:21:16+00:00

Have you ever thought about the positioning of your tongue? For most people, when singing, there is little need to think about what the tongue is doing. Your mouth naturally falls into place as you enunciate each note. So, it might surprise you to know that you can improve your technique greatly by considering things like tongue placement, jaw positioning, and the shape of your mouth. Let’s look a little closer at how the anatomy of your mouth can affect your voice. The Tongue You have probably already noticed how your tongue moves to help you say certain letters. But this [...]

The Anatomy of a Singer’s Mouth2023-01-30T05:21:16+00:00

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