Shifting Your Students from Over-Doing to Being Present You know that moment when you’re having a conversation with your student, and they’re so animated, and you’re having a great back and forth, and they’re totally acting like a human… and then they start singing and turn into a robot?! It’s really challenging to deal with […]
Build on your teaching skills and come hang with other like minded folk! This is a two day educational weekend for singing teachers who want to hone their craft, broaden their skill set and build their business. Delivered by vocal nerds and voice specialists Line Hilton and Chris Johnson PLUS Special guests. The […]
Singing Voice Summit Nashville “The Perfect Cocktail of Science and Artistry” Hosted by Shameless Singing Music, BAST Training and the Nashville Vocal Coach Collective DATES: Friday, May 19 at 4pm – Sunday, May 21 at 1:30pm VENUE: Scarritt Bennett Center next to Vanderbilt University and Music Row $389
What is Vocology? The term ‘vocology’ is being used increasingly in the voice and singing world. The word originates from voice scientist, Dr ingo Titze, who even has a book titled ‘Vocology. The Science and Practice of Voice Habilitation’. As singing teachers we deal with vocalisation on a daily basis so it makes sense that we […]
From the age of 12 until 40, most of what I experienced as a voice student can best be described as voo-doo. I teach singing because no voice teacher or singing student or vocal artist should have to put up with voo-doo.
I cannot not sing and I’ve been doing that for all my life. A chronic sufferer of compulsory harmony disorder, and with at least two song ideas in my head at any time – singing teaching came as a natural yet unexpected progression of this.
So you are thinking about becoming a singing teacher. Fantastic! What a fabulous opportunity to take all the knowledge and skills you have accumulated so far and share it with others interested in singing, and who are willing to pay for your service.
Like many others before me, I fell into teaching singing. I had recently graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts with a BA in Performing Arts Music and was trying to figure out what happens next.
My first brush with singing tuition was, like many I’m sure, a result of being a gigging singer who did not know how to use their voice correctly and did it some harm as a result.
As with many singers I started off believing I was going to “be famous”. It was a very vague and undefined goal, and given that I started as a clarinetist and ended up choosing the jazz route I was unlikely to be able to attain the kind of commercial success that a pop/rock singer might do.