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Mindfulness Techniques for Singers (and Other Creatives and Artists)

I promised you a little Easter egg. Here it comes, in the guise of an extra blog post this month… “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally” Jon Kabat-Zinn I would like to introduce you to mindfulness techniques, and how you can use them daily (no …

Singing for Exams and Auditions – Workshop

Sunday, March 19th 2017, 11 – 16.00, Singing Sense Studio Dumbarton This workshop is suitable for students/pupils with singing as their performance element, and also for any singer who prepares for auditions, be it for College/University, or for a talent competition. We will cover musicianship, stylistically appropriate singing, healthy phonation and performance skills/stage presence. The …

Motivation and Progress in Music Lessons: Own Choice Practice Material

I would like to share and discuss a post from Noa Kageyama’s excellent blog with you. It stresses the importance of (self-)motivation in the practice process; particularly what happens if a student chooses their own repertoire. From the blog-post: It looked like a pretty typical practice session up until Clarissa began working on her selected piece. …