Monday, May 25, 2020

How to get the most out of singing online – a guide for singers

Choirs are not meeting at the moment so lots of you have gone online to sing.

Virtual Choir

Given that it will be just you singing at a screen, what can you do to get the most out of an online singing session?

Monday, May 18, 2020

How to use singing to lift you out of a low mood

Like everyone in lockdown we all have good days and bad days.

Today I’m feeling particularly low and unmotivated. But I got out of it. Here’s how.

Monday, May 11, 2020

What to write about when there are no choirs or singing together?

I’m finding it hard to come up with an idea to write about today.

Writing about choirs, harmony singing, vocal technique, etc. seems a little like adding salt to a wound when choirs aren’t able to meet. What shall I write about for the next few months?

Monday, May 04, 2020

Discover the joys of singing on your own

Opportunities to sing with others, especially in harmony, are very rare when you’re confined to your house.

This could be a chance to discover the joys of singing on your own.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Create your own deadlines and bring some structure to your life and work

Essentially I’m a very lazy person. I don’t do anything unless I absolutely have to.

The way I manage to get things done is to set public deadlines. That way I can’t escape!

Monday, April 20, 2020

The sound of silence – rediscovering the art of listening

With far fewer people around at the moment, I am starting to hear things that I don’t normally notice.

It made me realise that in our usually busy daily lives, many of us have lost the art of listening. It’s time to reconnect with the world.

Monday, April 13, 2020

10 things choir leaders can do when stuck at home

What is a choir leader without a choir?

There are times when you won’t be able to be with your choir in person. Here are some things to help keep your choral and music interests alive.