Sunday, June 26, 2011

Are zombies taking over your choir? How to breathe like a human being

I’m beginning to worry that zombies are taking over my choir! Have you noticed how the living dead always have husky breathing?


Photo by theogeo

Well, the singers I come across seem to be doing the same thing. What’s that all about?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Read now to avoid disappointment – don’t miss out!

Places strictly limited. Book now to avoid disappointment. To be sure of a place, please send a cheque. Last year we sold out, so reserve a place early!

closing down sale

How many times have you heard these kind of pleas for a concert or singing workshop? But the tactic can seriously back-fire.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

No energy? Sing different, sing better!

I’ve been under the weather lately with no energy at all. But last night was choir night so I had to pull something out of the bag.


So tired by KcPhotography LA

I decided to use the fact that I had no energy to structure the rehearsal and we ended up doing some really good work!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

“Everyone can sing” – what the hell does that mean??!!

There is a proverb from Zimbabwe (apparently) that says: “If you can walk, then you can dance. If you can talk, then you can sing.”

Zulu nation

Zulu nation by nualabugeye

Exactly! The whole of my work is based on my belief that everyone can sing. But what does that mean in practice?