Check out this amazing semi final performance of Forever Young by my student Caoimhe. This performance earned her a place in the FINAL!!
Listen out for her beautifully natural vibrato at the end of the sentence “no matter how hard I try”
Shaney McConnon doing a lovely job practicing Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen's classic, for her grade 4 exam.
Chloe Reilly Byrne (9) has such a special unique voice. Her natural talent is something to behold.
When she first came for lessons she had a tendency to "Pull Chest" what this means is that she was shouting to reach high notes. Now (while there is still some weight in her voice) she is starting to experience through her vocalises/exercises how effortless reaching for high notes can be. It's a privilege to be able to help her get there! Watch out for this kid.
This video clip was Chloe throwing herself in at the deep end to run through this exam piece for the first time. Notice how she manipulates the vowel shape on the word "feel" ("and then i don't feel") to help keep her larynx a little more neutral.
These videos aren't showcase videos, they are little "warts and all" snippets of the students in the process of learning.
LOTS of laughs are interspersed among the exercises!
Great first attempt Chloe.
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Here is my student Barry.
Originally he had a "light Chest" voice tendency (sounded quite breathy and light). With vocalises that I tailored to strengthen up his chest voice he now is developing a lovely balance between his Chest, Mix and head voice (low, mid and high voice)
Barry diligently practices in between voice lessons with his lesson CDs, a real hard worker who loves singing as much as I do and who is now reaping the rewards of his efforts.
It is still a work in progress, we will continue to work on breath support for long phrasing and connecting to the story of the song. The process is fun fun fun!
feel free to ask questions/comment below