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Vocal Resources

Resources

Friends on the web

A selection of friends and teachers from across the globe

  • https://www.singinglessonsleeds.com/ – Top-notch vocal tuition in Leeds with Lily Moharrer. Highly recommended for anyone looking for vocal tuition in Leeds.
  • https://mgrmusic.com/community/ – Award winning website by Matthew Rusk, musical entrepreneur who found a network of high quality music sites with teachers across the UK.
  • https://misshayleyfisher.weebly.com/ – Excellent vocal coach Miss Hayley Fisher offering quality vocal instruction in Fareham, UK. Learn vocal controls – tone quality, projection, pitching, expression, stamina and all issues that a singer must master.
  • Help Musicians UK is the UK’s leading independent music charity and works to create a sustainable future for all musicians. It supports creators through grants, health and welfare services, campaigning, and offers funding for career development through its Creative Programme. The charity invests and advocates for the issues that are important to its music community, including mental health, hearing health, diversity, parenting and career development.

    HMUK takes a holistic approach, has a deep knowledge base, plus strong, trusted relationships within the music industry, the wellbeing sector and beyond. It’s dedicated, mental health service and support line, Music Minds Matter, is free and confidential and combines advice, emotional support, access to free CBT and counselling, signposting to additional services such as debt and legal advice, plus links to the charity’s grant funding.

  • bachtrack.com – leading classical music website
  • https://www.sr3d.co.uk – Specialised binaural microphones
  • Established in 2008, Open Mic UK is the most exciting national music competition for singers and acts, attracting over 10,000 aspiring musicians annually. No demos or pre-recorded material are accepted – it’s 100% live, real and raw. Our aim is to promote artist development, originality and songwriting whilst stimulating the importance of supporting talent and the performing arts.

Vocal Equipment

Aston Microphones

Aston Microphones are manufactured in the UK and used in professional studios and major live venues worldwide. Despite their modest prices Aston Stealth, Origin, Spirit and Starlight mics are frequently chosen by the world’s top engineers, producers and artists in preference to far costlier options.

Singing Holidays

Barbados singing holidays

Singing brings people together, is a great way to de-stress, build confidence and fantastic for ones well-being. And what better place to sing than on the beautiful island of Barbados with it’s turquoise waters, glorious white sandy beaches, endless sun, swaying palm trees and friendly locals.

Our singing holidays in Barbados uniquely combine the relaxation and luxury of a beach holiday in the Caribbean with meeting new friends and engaging in an uplifting and inspiring activity. They are for those who enjoy singing, have never sung but would like to learn, sing in the shower, in a choir or just want to meet new friends and have a wonderful holiday in paradise. We often find those with little experience gain the biggest sense of achievement.

The morning vocal workshops include relaxation and breathing techniques, uplifting group harmony singing and the option for individuals to work on a song of their choice. The sessions are about learning a new skill or improving an old one and the aim is to encourage one another and enjoy singing together. The songs are taught by ear so you do not have to be able to read music and the repertoire focuses on soul, jazz, gospel and pop classics – the kind of songs that touch the heart and lift your spirit!

Full-board accommodation at our luxury private beachfront villa, in-house chef, laundry and housekeeping, night watchman, all workshop and tuition fees and even airport transfers are included in the holiday cost at outstanding value. We end the singing holiday with a live performance on the final night in front of friends and locals where you can put into practice everything you have learnt.

See more: https://www.barbadossingingholidays.com

Choral Holidays

Choral Holidays seeks to take singers to beautiful and/or interesting locations and train them as a choir, either for a concert, services or just for fun. The motto of the company is “They shall laugh and sing” and that is what we do. Most courses, though not all, are led by Jeff Stewart who is an international operatic tenor and a singing teacher at the Royal College of Music and at the Royal Welsh College of Music. We are also joined by superb Cathedral organists. The emphasis is on developing the ability to express oneself through choral music by means of better vocal and performance techniques. Our trips cater to all levels of singers. Music is always sent in advance but there is no requirement to arrive knowing it as we learn on the job.

http://choralholidays.com/

Wild at Art

Scottish creative travel company Wild at Art offers singing workshops and holidays in traditional Scots Song right in the heart of Scotland’s capital city Edinburgh. Join in to learn a wide repertoire of traditional Scottish songs and discover the stories behind them. Suitable for singers of all levels of ability and experience. Visit https://wildatartscotland.com/singing-holidays-in-scotland/ to find out more or email Helen Reid on helen@wildatartscotland.com.

European Vocal Camp

EUROPEAN VOCAL CAMP – Best singing holidays in Europe. Enjoy and improve your voice – our Vocal Camp suits everyone who wants to improve their voice, performance and musicality. Both for actors and singers who practice singing as a hobby or for those who already are professional. Join our amazing team of people from more then 30 countries. www.europeanvocalcamp.com

Run by Singers

Run by Singers has been arranging choral singing holidays and weekends since 2003. Our singing holidays are for individual choral singers, couples and groups of friends. You don’t need to come as part of a choir – we make our own choir. Most events are abroad but there are always one or two singing weekends in the UK. Visit www.runbysingers.org for full details

Recommended books

Please find a selection of highly recommended books on music that will help you with your vocal journey!

The inner game of music – Barry Green

Understand the power of working with yourself to achieve the highest level of musicality that you can achieve.

In this fantastic book, you will discover how to overcome fear and negative voices within.

Become a better performer and singer and learn a heck of a lot!

You can view the book on Amazon here.

Voice and the Alexander Technique by Jane Ruby Heirich

As a singer it is vital that you have a good understanding of the Alexander Technique. A wonderful book that will help you re-think singing and help you release tension and unnecessary strain in your vocal performance.

You can view the book on Amazon here.

Great Singers on Great Singing by Jerome Hines

Jerome Hines has interviewed some of the best singers on the planet. This is simply a must-have book for any serious and aspiring singer. You can always learn from the greats and you will pick up great tips and ideas that can help you become so much better!

You can view the book on Amazon here.

The Musician’s Way: A Guide to Practice, Performance, and Wellness by Gerald Klickstein

A wonderful MUST-HAVE book for singers and musicians. This book will help you with your quest to musical greatness.

Lots of great wisdom on how to manage yourself and avoid injury. A true gem!

You can view the book on Amazon here.

Shops in the UK

Absolute Music

Absolute Music is an independent audio equipment retailer based in Bournemouth, specialising in musical instruments, sound reinforcement and studio equipment. The Dorset superstore also offers tuition, rehearsal space, recording services, on-site installation, and equipment hire. If you’re looking for any new equipment, get in touch with their friendly and knowledgeable team.

Studiospares

Studiospares is one of the biggest pro audio suppliers in the UK with 35 years trading history.
They are well known for their high-quality own branded products, excellent customer service, and with more than 8000 products available on their website they always ready to help you.
Visit www.studiospares.com to find out more.

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