LEARNING TO SING

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How Long It Takes To Get ‘Good’ At Singing.

How long does it actually take to get 'good' at singing? One of the things that may be holding you back from taking singing lessons is how much time you think it will take, when you are already starting later in life. The fact of the matter, however, is that the time it will take will dramatically vary from person to person. There are many different variables to...

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How Singing Lessons Improve Your Voice.

  Can singing lessons improve your voice? If you've thought about taking singing lessons for quite sometime now, one of the questions you might be asking yourself is exactly how singing lessons help to improve your voice? Many people have no idea what is actually done in a singing lesson and exactly how working with a coach will make a difference, so I thought...

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How Singing Lessons Build Confidence. With Deanna Kangas.

  Can singing lessons build confidence?  If you've been thinking about taking singing lessons to help build your confidence, you wouldn't be the only one. Many of our singers come to us to us because they have the feeling that working on something so personal will have positive a positive impact on their life. WATCH THE VIDEO to hear my answers to this...

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  Who learns to sing at Voicehouse? At Voicehouse, we work with adults who have always wanted to sing and never had the time or opportunity to do so, as well as those who used to sing or currently sing but need a little extra guidance. Do I need any experience? We specialize in working with absolute beginners, no matter how old. So no, you don't need any...

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Can anyone learn to sing? For most of us, the answer is yes.

Can anyone learn to sing? For most of us, the answer is yes.

Can anyone learn to sing? For most of us, the answer is yes.   Re-post of an article by The Conversation.  See the original article here: https://theconversation.com/can-anyone-learn-to-sing-for-most-of-us-the-answer-is-yes-94414   Do you have a pair of vocal folds that can produce sound? Can you tell the difference between a higher note and a lower note?...

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A SONG FOR EVERY MOMENT – The Power of Singing Through Your Emotions

A SONG FOR EVERY MOMENT – The Power of Singing Through Your Emotions

A SONG FOR EVERY MOMENT - The Power of Singing Through Your Emotions   The reason I love music so much is because of the power it has over our hearts and souls. A single song can have the power to express the things we cannot say. To put words to the feelings we are to scared to feel. And to help us come out the other side a little stronger and little-less...

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Why Does It Feel So Good To Sing?

Why Does It Feel So Good To Sing?

Why Does It Feel So Good To Sing?   Re-post of an article by How Stuff Works.  See the original article here: https://science.howstuffworks.com/life/inside-the-mind/emotions/singing-happy1.htm   PHYSICAL EFFECTS OF SINGING All types of singing have positive psychological effects. The act of singing releases endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals....

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11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing

11 Surprising Health Benefits of Singing   Re-post of an article by takelessons.com. See the original article here: https://takelessons.com/live/singing/health-benefits-of-singing   Singing brings joy to many people – but did you know that your passion for singing can lead to incredible benefits in your physical, emotional, and social health? Here are 11...

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Transform Your Singing With One Small Technique | Singing Techniques

Transform Your Singing With One Small Technique | Singing Techniques

Transform Your Singing With One Small Technique | Singing Techniques   Something as easy as correctly opening your mouth will transform your voice within an instant. This simple and effective singing technique is probably the most commonly misunderstood and underutilized game-changer when it comes to refining your sound and most singers don’t know how much it...

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6 Places You Should Be Singing + Where To Gig For Newbies.

6 Places You Should Be Singing + Where To Gig For Newbies.

6 Places You Should Be Singing + Where To Gig For Newbies.   Every singer who has ever wanted to build up their experience is faced with the age-old question when it’s time to showcase their newly cultivated talents to the world…. Where to gig? When you are fist starting out, experience working in casual and semi-professional environments is crucial to build up...

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Want To Be A Professional Singer? Why You’re Not Getting As Far As You Could Be.

Want To Be A Professional Singer? Why You’re Not Getting As Far As You Could Be.

Want To Be A Professional Singer? Why You’re Not Getting As Far As You Could Be.   One question I get asked all the time as a singer is how I was able to build up such a vast portfolio of gig experience at a very young age? Now although it wasn't something I thought about all that much about at the time, in hindsight it was actually pretty simple. I was willing...

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Do You Know How To Breathe Correctly? What You Might Not Know.

Do You Know How To Breathe Correctly? What You Might Not Know.

Do You Know How To Breathe Correctly? What You Might Not Know.   Have you ever wondered if you know how to breathe correctly? Judging by the fact that you are still alive, I’d say probably not. However, there's a lot about breathing that you might not know. If you are already familiar with the basics of singing then you will know that breathing correctly is...

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How Bad Posture Affects Your Singing… And What To Do About It.

How Bad Posture Affects Your Singing… And What To Do About It.

How Bad Posture Affects Your Singing... And What To Do About It.   If you are slouched over all day then your singing practice is the perfect time to stretch out those muscles and put that spine back into line! Good posture plays a big part in the quality of your voice when singing, not only does it look better but your voice will sound better too. How you...

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Do Adults Learn Faster? The Surprising Benefits of Learning to Sing.

Do Adults Learn Faster? The Surprising Benefits of Learning to Sing.

Do Adults Learn Faster? The Surprising Benefits of Learning to Sing.   1 - Talent Is Irrelevant I hate to be the one to tell you this.... no actually, I LOVE to be the one to tell you this... LEARNING TO SING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH HOW MUCH TALENT YOU HAVE RIGHT NOW Phew. It felt good to get that off my chest. And you're welcome.   WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:...

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3 Reasons Why Vocal Warm-Ups Are More Important Than You Think.

3 Reasons Why Vocal Warm-Ups Are More Important Than You Think.

3 Reasons Why Vocal Warm-Ups Are More Important Than You Think.   Before you start any kind of singing practice, it is super important to create a solid warm-up routine to repeat on a daily basis. Many teachers insist of forcing complex ti ti’s and ta ta’s down your throat because that is what they learnt.  But the reality is that your warm up will be much more...

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3 Reasons Singing is the Ultimate Self-Care

3 Reasons Singing is the Ultimate Self-Care

“Self-Care”: the term may have recently evolved via social media memes into a kind of trendy slang, predominantly used by Tumblr obsessed teens but it’s still relevant. And, dare I say- pretty self-explanatory. “Self-Care” is synonymous with maintaining good mental health and simply being kind to yourself, at least in most circles. It means CARING for YOURSELF, both...

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4 Physical Ways Singing Lessons Boost Your Brain

4 Physical Ways Singing Lessons Boost Your Brain

Whether you work in a recording studio and interact with vocalists regularly or you’re a total amateur that just enjoys watching the Australian Recording Industry Association Music Awards every year, its hard to deny that singers stand out from the crowd. You may think that it’s because of their magnetic charisma, bold fashion choices, or confident carriage, but...

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7 Ways To Sing Your Way To A Successful Presentation At Work

7 Ways To Sing Your Way To A Successful Presentation At Work

Stanford University recently conducted a research study on what really affects the impression we make on others. In layman’s terms, the scientists found that one confident speaker with an appealing tonality of voice and strong body language, is worth one-thousand speakers who focus merely on choosing the perfect words. In fact, the words we use only account for 7%...

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Singing Lessons for Healthier Lungs and A Happier Lifestyle

Singing Lessons for Healthier Lungs and A Happier Lifestyle

Being a working professional today is tough. The average full-time Australian employee spends over 40 hours a week at work. Of course, many employers do offer flextime, and taking advantage of such opportunities does allow for a bit of extra work-life balance. Creating a custom work day with hours to suit your own schedule makes grabbing lunch with a friend or...

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3 Ways Singing Can Help You Get Ahead In Your Career.

3 Ways Singing Can Help You Get Ahead In Your Career.

Put your hand up if as a child you were encouraged to stop all of your musical and creative efforts at some point and ‘focus on school’ so you could get good grades and a good job too? I mean, it doesn’t make sense to take your eye off the prize, does it? Aren’t hobbies and other leisure activities a distraction from your end-goal? Time wasted from the real things...

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