Yoga and the voice

Yoga and The Voice Throughout university, I had a part-time job as a yoga instructor. I had gotten certified and taught 3-4 classes per week and all in all— it was a great experience! I had gotten in great shape, met amazing people, and made some pretty solid cash— for a university student. However, as […]

Developing a performance persona osteopathy for singers

Osteopath and  former West  End performer,  Jennie Morton,  talks about the most common issue she treats in singers. The cause of a hoarse voice may arise from an unexpected source. The Osteopathic philosophy views the body as a completely integrated system  and Osteopathic  treatment  is  aimed   at  facilitating  the  body’s   self-healing mechanisms through the use […]

Eating to perform

Most performances occur in  the evening and go on till late, this means we are exerting energy when most people are settling down for the day. Performers  need to  adjust  their  nutritional  input to  accommodate  this  upside  down energy dispersion so Stephanie has some practical  advice to help get the right  energy balance… Feeling full  of energy  and being  […]

How To Treat A Hoarse Voice

What’s The Secret To Treat A Hoarse Voice? Every singer experiences vocal troubles — some minimal and some drastic — whether it’s from overuse (i.e. yelling at a concert) or sickness (we all come down with something eventually). A hoarse voice is a big worry for the singer, so knowing how to treat a hoarse […]

Singing to Heal

Singing to Heal: Tempo Uses Song for Wellbeing Throughout history, music has been used as a way to heal and inspire. From spiritual chanting, congregational hymns, and birthing music, to the personal playlist that can get a person through a tough physical workout. As a magazine geared toward the betterment of vocalists, we have a […]

5 things you should know about the Alexander Technique

The Alexander Technique is a teaching approach based on the discoveries of F.M. Alexander (1869-1955) an Australian actor who suffered from chronic hoarseness and respiratory ailments. He spent years studying how to “unlearn,” or prevent habits that limited his abilities as a performer. Using gentle hands-on guidance, Alexander teachers help their students to access greater […]