Vocal Exams: Pros and Cons!

Anne Leatherland/ March 18, 2019/ Uncategorized/ 3 comments

Exams are part of life… This certainly seems to be the case doesn’t it? Have you noticed that we have all become used to being tested at every stage of our lives? There are tests and exams for almost everything, including vocal arts. When you reach a certain level of competence, you get a certificate. This is important in many

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Smart Practice

Anne Leatherland/ December 2, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Smart Practice As professional voice users we do need to be smart about the way that we practise. i.e. making more of the time we have and working efficiently. Let’s think about why we need smart practice. Avoiding Fatigue We want the voice to be working efficiently and effectively. It’s often very tempting when you have a short notice audition,

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Appy Ever After – Apps for Singing Teachers

Anne Leatherland/ October 23, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

This article on apps  (applications) is based on one first published by the Association of Teachers of Singing (AOTOS) in their recent newsletter. Thanks to them for allowing me to use it here. If you are a singing teacher and not already a member , pop over to AOTOS and give them a look. They provide a wealth of events,

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Tired Voice

Anne Leatherland/ September 28, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

 I’m thinking about tired voice today, particularly as people have been settling back into their teaching jobs after a long break. If you’re a teacher, a singing teacher or a singing student, then you’ll know what I mean. It depends on how much you’ve been doing during the break. Speaking can be very tiring, as can singing for a long

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Singing with Guitar

Anne Leatherland/ September 4, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Singing with guitar is something I have done for many years. I have also worked with numerous clients who need to sing and play guitar, in a number genres. I have found that singing when playing the instrument can be easier and better with a few simple adjustments so I’d like to share these with you. Head and Neck Alignment

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Singing Teachers and the New Term

Anne Leatherland/ August 18, 2018/ Uncategorized/ 0 comments

Gearing up for a new start Just before going to the gym today I noticed that I feel like I’m gearing up for a new term. This is strange because I will no longer be working to this pattern. I have recently finished teaching students in professional training in Liverpool but still have that “back to school” feeling.  I know

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