Monday, May 25, 2015

Four powerful ideas guaranteed to help you learn to sing better

People are always asking me how they can learn to sing. Everyone is already a singer of course, but it’s always possible to learn how to sing better.


Here are four simple but powerful ideas that will help you be a better singer, whether you sing in a choir or a band or are a soloist.

Monday, May 18, 2015

How much should you charge singers to be in your choir?

Most choirs charge their singers to be a member (‘subs’). The amount can vary a lot from choir to choir.


What’s the best way to decide how much to charge your singers? Let’s look at some of the issues that can help you fix a suitable rate.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Stepping up – how to find the courage to volunteer for solo or small group singing

There are times in most choirs when a soloist or a small ensemble is required. These roles can be allocated by the MD but in many cases singers are asked to volunteer to try out.

choir soloist
photo by Paterm

What if you think you’re up to the job but lack the confidence to step forward? Here are some ideas that might help.

Monday, May 04, 2015

The challenges of running a drop-in singing group (and why you shouldn’t start one)

Some people run ‘drop-in’ singing sessions. People can drop in on any session they want, there is no commitment and no signing up for a ‘season’

Wivenhoe Jan 2014 (1)

It’s a nice idea: no commitment, no pressure, all very fun, sociable and informal. But there are plenty of good reasons why groups like this are hard to sustain. Here are ten of them.