Monday, May 27, 2019

Having a “no music day” can improve your music-making

I’ve just returned from a week away. During that time I heard virtually no music and didn’t sing a single note.

It got me thinking about how having a break from music can reinvigorate our music-making practice.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Choir leaders: how to give yourself a break and not feel guilty

We all need a break from time to time. Even choir leaders.

But some of us find it hard to prioritise downtime. Here are some ideas for how to take a break without feeling guilty.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Why I record the songs at the end of every singing workshop I lead

Some years ago I began to record the songs learnt at the end of each of my singing workshops.

Here’s why I continue to do it, and what the benefits are.

Monday, May 06, 2019

What to do with your hands while singing – 5 ideas for singers in choirs

If you’re not holding sheet music, what should you do with your hands while singing?

photo by mr. throk

This can be problematic in a choir. Here are some ideas.