Monday, September 16, 2019

How to squeeze singers into a rehearsal space that’s too small

It’s not something that happens out of choice, but sometimes we end up with too many singers for the rehearsal space available.


photo by Bryan Ledgard

Here are some ideas on how to deal with the situation.

Monday, September 09, 2019

The importance of breaks in rehearsals and singing workshops

I read two separate articles last week, both about the importance of taking breaks whilst you’re working.



It seems to be counter-intuitive to “waste time” by taking a break, but read on and find out why it’s important.

Monday, September 02, 2019

Think you’ve forgotten how to sing or conduct? It happens to us all!

Many choirs are starting back after their long summer break.


photo by Eric Kilby

Do you ever worry that you’ve forgotten how to sing or lead a choir? You’re in good company.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Turning bad singing experiences into good singing lessons

Things go wrong from time to time, but it doesn’t have to be a bad experience.


It’s possible to consider things from a different perspective and find the positive. Here’s how.

Monday, August 19, 2019

What I did on my holiday: tapping into your problem-solving mind without even trying

You’re finally on holiday and have truly switched off.



But did you know that this is a great time to do some work without actually making any real effort? Here’s what I mean.

Monday, August 12, 2019

Stopping singers from zoning out when saying something important for the hundredth time

Nobody likes to hear the same old stories and jokes time and again.


photo by James Brooks

It’s the same with instructions you give to your choir. How do keep stop people zoning out, even though you need to say the same thing week after week?

Monday, August 05, 2019