Singing Develops Blog

Singing Develops More Than Your Voice

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by Tasleem Laila You know that old saying, “She must LOVE  the sound of her own voice”? There may actually be something to that. I seem to be talking a lot more lately. Over the phone, in face to face conversations, in small social groups, or even feeling more comfortable asking questions in larger public settings. One of my favorite things to do …

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Voice Back Blog

How To Bring Back Your Voice After Illness

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by Spencer Welch It’s the most (ok, second most) wonderful time of the year! Tulips unfurling to flirt with the sun. Cherry trees flaunting their coats of candy pink blossoms. The world buzzing with possibility and life… And the temperature taking wider and wilder swings than Tyson on an earlobe prowl. Not to mention the Who’s Who of microbial minions masterminding their next invasion …

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Singing, Salve for the Soul

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by Spencer Welch The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with the song still in them. –Henry David Thoreau Lately in the wee hours, the brush of tears across my cheek wakes me from dreams. Life is always there, silently pressing against us. Some days, I can laugh in its face. But there are …

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How I Learn A Song Blog

How I Learn A New Song

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by Tasleem Laila Tasleem is a dedicated veteran student at SWVS. We are elated to present the other side of the voice training process: from the student’s perspective. “How do YOU go about learning a new song?” A friend asked me this the other day.  Though everyone’s approach may be different, these are the 8 key points that stood out to me …

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What is Chest Voice?

What is Chest Voice, Head Voice, and Mix?

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by Koichi Nakamura In the world of singing, there are many terms which can be vague and not easily understood.  Chest Voice, Head Voice, and Mix are some of the “buzz words” that frequently come up during voice lessons but are usually not explained sufficiently. Let’s talk about what are these “voices” are and what part they might play in your singing. Chest …

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Can I Sing Blog

Can I Learn to Sing?

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by Spencer Welch You’ve always appreciated singing, good singing. You’re drawn to it. A great singer comes on TV, and your ears are tugged, your heart transfixed. Could I do that one day? You admire, half-resent that friend–you know the one who never practices. They just open their mouth and mellifluous tones float out. Singing looks fun. And fulfilling. But maybe you either can do …

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Save on Rebecca Lam’s Winter Pack

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HELD OVER FOR A LIMITED TIME! Need ideas for Christmas gifts? How about a smoking deal on voice lessons for that shower singer in your life? For a limited time, buy a package of 4 Half-hour singing lessons with Rebecca for only $180 (regularly $200). It’s a perfect gift for your loved one…or yourself (we won’t tell, promise.) Click here to buy your …

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Holiday Gift Certificates are Here!

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Singing Lesson Gift Certificates are here for the Holidays! Forget about giving another ugly tie! Watch them do the happy dance when you buy them singing lessons. Buy your Holiday gift certificates online now! Print off a beautifully designed certificate to give to your loved one in-person. Or EMAIL the gift certificate to them for an on-time delivery. They will love your thoughtfulness. And …

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How to Choose Songs that Build Your Voice

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by Koichi Nakamura We all love singing, especially our favourite songs. They might be pop, rock, R&B…Death metal!? But is there a difference between a song that is merely fun to sing and one that builds our voice? Is every song a good one to practice or are some better for you than others? I believe there are songs that will help …

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How Do I Sing Without Losing My Breath?

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by Koichi Nakamura If you were in school choir, your teacher may have encouraged you to “sing from your diaphragm, not your throat” or to “take a deep breath and support your voice with more air. ” Breathing is one of the important skills in singing, but breathing techniques doesn’t always solve singing problems. On the contrary, sometimes encouraging people to take in …

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