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Plutchik Wheel of Emotions

Emotion and Intention in Voice Lessons – Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions

I’d like to talk about one of my favourite teaching and coaching tools today: Plutchik’s Wheel of Emotions. As singers, we probably all know one thing: Feeling isn’t hard (we do it all the time), but being at ease with our feelings, and allowing ourselves to be vulnerable, is. We so often talk about “negative …

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 …

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. …