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!
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.
In her best selling book Mindset – The new Psychology of Success, Carol Dweck outlines the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. A fixed mindset is the belief that what you are capable of is a fixed trait, like eye colour, you’re born with it and you can’t change it. Whereas a growth mindset is like a muscle, when you put in the hard work and effort, your abilities can grow and flourish.
Singing is an activity that is notoriously known for being either you have “it” or you don’t. In other words, the genius singers were singing from the moment they were born.
Yeah right, nothing can be further from the truth. Btw, check out this great diagram:
Getting back to singers….take any genius singer and Wikipedia them and find out about how long they have been singing for and their training and background….
And even if they and “talent” (whatever that means) they were most likely brought up in an environment that encouraged singing daily (whether at home church or school)
(Ps…parents don’t ever discourage your kids from singing even if you think it sounds bad….children need to be encouraged to use their voices….more on that in a later blog)
When it comes to growing as a singer here are some SHIFTS that need to happen:
1) train – work with a qualified singing and voice professional weekly or bi-weekly
2) learn from the constructive feedback that you’ve been given – record your lessons so you can practice daily -find out what you need to improve on
3) embrace the vocal challenges – it’s not always going to be easy, keep going, keep working – the challenges are what make you stronger as a singer
4) keep going…did I mention keep going?
5) view other’s success as inspiring – don’t worry, there’s room for everyone!
6) When you hear a good singer, L I S T E N! Get inspired!
7) One more thing…ignore the haters….and only work with people who offer you constructive feedback and effective tools!
Alida is a vocal coach and singer/performer based in Vancouver, Canada and has been teaching private voice lessons for 10 years. A graduate of UBC School of Music, Alida is also a Level 5 Certified IVA Voice Teacher.
What if there was a miracle cure for all of your vocal troubles? Well there kind of already is…
The number one game changer for singers is vocal technique, that’s right, you’ve heard it before, technique technique, technique….
As much as we try to avoid it, we may be bored by it, confused by it, don’t want to bother with it, wanna warm-up and go straight to songs, have better things to do like scroll through insta feeds….
The truth is: your voice needs a daily workout.
-When we avoid technique, we’re avoiding the problematic areas that will show up for us in the songs…so you will always ‘miss the mark’ if you just keep practicing the song only.
-Technique prepares you for the challenges you face in the song!
-Also, it helps prevent vocal fatigue and injury…it makes singing easier!
Wanna game plan?
book your next voice lesson
record your vocal technique exercises with your phone during your lesson
practice those tools daily BEFORE you hit the songs
THEN…wait for my next blog….it’s coming soon….
in the meantime keep do steps 1-3
Alida is a vocal coach based in Vancouver, Canada and has been teaching voice to singers for 10 years. A graduate of UBC School of Music, Alida is also a certified Advanced IVA Voice Teacher.
“Today April 16th, 2018, marks World Voice Day! This day was established 19 years ago to raise awareness of the importance of vocal health and to share resources on vocal science and pedagogy. There are several events happening today across Canada and around the world. Take a moment to read up on the voice and reflect on what your voice means to you! The World Voice Day motto for 2018 is “Make the Choice to Cherish Your Voice“. What steps can you take today to ‘cherish’ your voice?
Sometimes having a singing goal to work towards motives us to practice more. Performance opportunities don’t come that often, this is why I have created the Alida Vocal Studio Student Showcase! This bi-annual event, gives my students an opportunity to perform 1 or 2 songs in front of a supportive and encouraging audience. The audience is made up of friends and family mostly and we have professional accompanist join us on piano.
If you would like to sign up to sing at our next Student Showcase, please email me through the contact page and I will reply with the performance details and requirements.
When: Saturday, April 7th, 2018
Where: One Thousand Rivers 54 4th Ave E, 2nd Floor
Click here to RSPV.
To keep up with the latest info on the voice AND what my clients are up to, please follow Alida Vocal Studio on Instagram!
When: Saturday, March 24th , 10:30am-11:30am
Where: online via Zoom
Are you a singer, actor, performer, choir singer, or musician and WANT to do more performing but nerves stand in your way?
Whether it’s an audition or a live show, do nerves get the best of you? Does stage fright prevent you from doing your best on stage or in the audition room?
Stage fright shouldn’t be something that holds you back from pursing your performance goals or performing better. There are ways to manage the nerves and STILL be able to win over your audience and land that audition.
This course will examine what stage fright is AND will give you tools and resources to help you perform better!
The webinar will take place on Saturday March 24th, at 10:30am and will last about one hour.
The cost is $15.00 and this includes:
Live interactive webinar, a recording of the webinar emailed to you AND a guided meditation from a wellness professional to use BEFORE your next performance!
Once you have registered you will be sent a browser link for the webinar by email. (Please check your spam folder incase you didn’t receive the link within 24 hours of registration)
On Feb. 24th at 10:30am, paste that link your browser and you will be able to attend live.
If you can’t attend live, we will email you a copy of the recording of the webinar.
Alida is a singer and vocal coach based in Vancouver, Canada. A graduate of UBC School of Music, Alida holds an IVA Advanced Certificate in voice teaching. She is also certified in Speech Level Singing and is a member of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing). Alida has been teaching voice for 9 years to clients from the Lower Mainland as well as across Canada and worldwide.