“I Can See Clearly” Quarantine Cover

Now more than ever we need to restore a sense of hope in our lives.  A few of my clients got “together, but apart” and sang their hearts out in this rendition of a classic! Enjoy!  Featuring: Zenia Marshall, Giles Fernandes, Bea Armstrong, Israel De Real, May Guimaraes, Achilles Tang, Stefanie Joyce, and Rani Reddy. (Original song by Johnny Nash)

 

Vocal Workout for Male Voices

Vocal Workout: female voice

It sometimes takes a while before we feel warmed-up enough to sing those challenging notes in a song.  This mini vocal workout will not only warm-up your voice, it will help you discover the three different areas of the voice: bottom, middle and top.  It features functional exercises that building vocal strength and balance. In a private voice lesson, you will be assigned exercises that are customized to your voice.  The exercises featured in this video, are more general exercises and will help you get a sample of what’s to come!  You’ll need a straw for this one.

Looking for a vocal workout for a male singer or low voices?  Click here.

On Breathing for the Singing Dancer

Got to document my discussion with osteopath Jennie Morton on training singers who dance and dancers who sing. Jennie is a pioneer in Performing Arts Medicine.  A former professional dancer/singer/actor, now works as an Osteopath in LA, she uses an integrative approach to managing physical and emotional challenges in her work with performers.

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Jennie is a pioneer in Performing Arts Medicine. A former professional dancer/singer/actor, now works as an Osteopath in LA, she uses an integrative approach to managing physical and emotional challenges in her work with performers. Movement on stage got you feeling winded? There ARE strategies you can take to make your breath management more strategic during performance. Were you taught to pull your stomach in when performing? What did that do to your singing? Have you thought of choreographing where to breathe? Comment below with your thoughts! ⤵️ #singeractordancer #dancers #musicaltheatre #singing #danceandsing #vocaltechnique #vocalhealth #music #voice #vocalcoach #la #osteopathy #performingartsmedicine #performingarts

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When Training Makes a Difference

Giles has been singing for 9 years and training with me for 10 months. He practices every day and had countless gigs over the holidays. He finally had a realization recently.⁣

Have a listen to the video below.

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Giles has been singing for 9 years and training with me for 10 months. He practices every day and had countless gigs over the holidays. He finally had a realization recently.⁣ ⁣ If you are consistent with your training and practice, then you are going to build consistency in your voice. If you want to change your voice for the better, it starts with daily focused practice. (and that doesn't mean practicing and wearing your voice out for 2 hours, more on that later…)🤪 ⁣ ⁣ So how do you hit those high notes? You have to build the right muscle memory and the only way to build muscle memory is through specific tools. And the tools have to be catered to your specific tendencies as a vocalist. ⁣ ⁣ So that's why you need a vocal coach to help guide you to mastering those high notes.😎⁣ ⁣ Keep training, keep practicing, keep having breakthroughs.🤩 ⁣ ⁣ Love ya!🤓

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Q&A Live: Vocal Health for Singers Dec. 6th

It’s the end of a fantastic year and as we head into the holiday season, let’s make some time to reflect on our vocal health and what changes we can make for 2020!  Join the discussion!  Please let us know your questions ahead of time, or jump on the live chat with us!  Click here to watch our facebook live at the Surrey Voice Clinic alongside Sherri Zelazny, Surrey Voice Clinic Clinical Director.

Vocal Confidence

When it comes to vocal confidence, our mindset truly matters.  Check out my latest Insta post on False Confidence vs Authentic Confidence.

 

Vocal Health Webinar

Thank you to all who attended our Vocal Health for Professional Voice Users webinar. I was happy to host this as Sherri Zelazny presented on a topic I am so passionate about. Here is the replay in case you missed it!  Lots of great information on vocal anatomy, understanding your instrument and how it works, plus vocal pathologies.  My personal favourite was when Sherri covered voice myth busters!

Thanks again to Sherri Zelazny from the Surrey Voice Clinic for her wonderful insightful presentation!

Advancing Your Vocal Health – Free Webinar

Please join us for a free and informative webinar on vocal health. Learn the latest and greatest info on voice therapy, and innovative vocal health strategies from Sherri Zelazny. If you are a voice user or voice professional don’t miss this free opportunity to learn more about your instrument. Bring questions if you have them!

Sherri Zelazny is a Registered Speech Language Pathologist with more than 30 years of experience. She pursued advanced clinical expertise in the area of Voice and Laryngeal Airway Disorders at the University of Wisconsin Madison Voice and Swallow Clinics. Her areas of special interest include voice evaluation and treatment, paradoxical vocal fold motion, voice therapy for Parkinson Disease, and community education.

Alida Annicchiarico is a vocal consultant has been a private voice instructor for over 12 years, based in Vancouver, Canada. A graduate of UBC, a Certified Vocal Mentor Instructor as well a member in good standing with NATS, she has worked with some of the world’s top groundbreaking voice instructors as well as vocal health professionals. She is passionate about helping singers and performers to understand their instrument better and train so they can avoid vocal fatigue or injury.

Click here to register.