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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Don’t just Sing for you, do it for your Health & Wellbeing too.

Don’t just Sing for you, do it for your Health & Wellbeing too.

Have you been looking for an excuse to take up singing lessons but are yet to find one? Unfortunately, as adults we constantly find the need to justify our ‘me time’, rather than doing things just because we want to. Well, luckily for those of you who need a better WHY than the old ‘it’s on my bucket list’, singing has also been proven to have a whole...

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Singing tip for beginners #17 | Getting your vocal ‘flow’

Singing tip for beginners #17 | Getting your vocal ‘flow’

Hi everyone its Deanna Kangas here, and this week's tip of the week is on "How to flow better when you are singing". Now, having flow when you're singing is so important because obviously you want your songs to sound nice and melodic and smooth and in order to do this what you need to do is focus on your vowel sounds. You would remember your vowels A,E,I,O,U?  You...

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Singing tips for beginners #16 | How to get rid of nasal sounds

Singing tips for beginners #16 | How to get rid of nasal sounds

Hi everyone its Deanna Kangas here, and this week's tip of the week is on "How to get rid of nasal sounds". If you are someone who sings and you have a lot of nasal sounds, it generally happens because what you're doing is using the nose and the nasal passage to get volume & strength in your voice. So, instead of pushing the voice forward when you're singing and...

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Singing tips for beginners #15 | How to sing with more volume

Singing tips for beginners #15 | How to sing with more volume

Hi everyone, its Deanna Kangas here and this week's tip of the week is "How to get more volume when you are singing". If you're someone who really struggles with volume then there's only one thing that you need to focus on in order to improve that and that is your placement. If you're not sure what placement is: Placement is the way that you open your mouth. You see...

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Singing tips for beginners #14 | Group vs Private Lessons?

Singing tips for beginners #14 | Group vs Private Lessons?

Hi everyone its Deanna Kangas here, Director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is on: Group classes versus private lessons, which one should you choose? Group classes are fantastic if you just want to learn basic technique,  improve your voice in-general and you like to work with other like minded singers who just want to sing because its fun. They also...

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Singing tips for beginners #13 | Making Breathing Easy

Singing tips for beginners #13 | Making Breathing Easy

  Hi everyone its Deanna Kangas here, Director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is how to breathe easier when you sing. Now breathing is such a big topic when it comes to singing and its so important because breathing = life! We all know that if you've been singing before anywhere, in the car or the shower and you run out of breath, all of a sudden...

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Singing tips for beginners #12 | Top 5 posture tips for Singers

Singing tips for beginners #12 | Top 5 posture tips for Singers

Hi everyone, its Deanna Kangas here, director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is my 5 Posture Tips for Singers. Now posture is so important and its easily over-looked because its something so simple. While singing, posture is important because it helps the sound to resonate easily and freely throughout the cavities in the body. So, when you're singing...

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Singing tips for beginners #11 | Top 3 Techniques for Singers

Singing tips for beginners #11 | Top 3 Techniques for Singers

Hi everyone it's Deanna Kangas, Director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is my three top techniques for singers. Now, my three favorite techniques for every singer come from the Voicehouse program, know as the "Technique Triangle". Now the first one is Breathing and Support: Your breathing is super important when it comes to singing as it forms the...

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Singing tips for beginners #10 | Warning! 5 Things singers should AVOID

Singing tips for beginners #10 | Warning! 5 Things singers should AVOID

Hi there, its Deanna Kangas, Director of Voicehouse and this week I'm going to talk about the five things singers should avoid to make sure your voice is sounding its best at all times. 1. Caffeine 2. Dairy 3. Alcohol 4. Smoke 5. Menthol So, the numbers 1,3,4 and 5 are a lot people's favorite things. Unfortunately all of these can dry out the vocal folds. And number...

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Singing tips for beginners #9 | 6 Healthy Tips for singers

Singing tips for beginners #9 | 6 Healthy Tips for singers

  Hi, it's Deanna Kangas - Director of Voicehouse and this week it's my six healthy tips for singers to follow in order to take good care of your voice. So, as you start singing you're going to notice this more and more, its so important to take good care of your voice, so here are my 6 tips to help you do just that! 1. Sing Everyday. Your voice muscles are...

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Singing Tips for beginners #8 | Is it safe to sing while sick?

Singing Tips for beginners #8 | Is it safe to sing while sick?

Hi everyone it's Deanna Kangas here director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is: "Is it safe to sing while sick?" Now we get asked this question all of the time in the studio and the first thing we need to determine is exactly how sick you are! Do you have a sore throat? Or just a runny nose. Is it just an allergy or something a lot worse? Only you can...

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Singing Tips for beginners #7 | First steps for shy singers.

Singing Tips for beginners #7 | First steps for shy singers.

Hi everyone it's Deanna Kangas, Director of Voicehouse and this week's tip of the week is "How to sing even if you're a shy person?" Now, if you're new to singing or you haven't even taken the plunge to start singing at all because you're a shy person, you might be surprised to know that just signing up for lessons will do wonders for your confidence alone! Just by...

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