FVPC #86 Interview with Vocologist, Dr. Heather Nelson

FVPC #86 Interview with Vocologist, Dr. Heather Nelson

Vocology is the science and practice of vocal habilitation, or vocal training and therapy. For voice teachers interested in learning more about a Singing Voice Specialist, our special guest, Dr. Heather Nelson shares her educational background and how she works with voice clients and partners with medical teams and voice teachers in person and online. A fantastic conversation on the FULL VOICE Podcast.

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FVPC #84 Recitals: Showcasing your students AND your teaching studio

FVPC #84 Recitals: Showcasing your students AND your teaching studio

Recitals are opportunities to celebrate your students’ musical efforts AND a fantastic opportunity to showcase and promote your teaching studio. Public performances can also give teachers the chance to connect with families and build community support within your music business. Big or small, your recital is an essential part of your teaching studio, and Nikki has strategies to make it fun and fabulous.

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FVPC #83 Productivity Tips for Teachers: Interview with Glory St. Germain

FVPC #83 Productivity Tips for Teachers: Interview with Glory St. Germain

Private Music teachers wear many hats and often struggle to find balance between teaching, performing, learning, running a business, and caring for our families. Glory St. Germain is a successful private music teacher and the CEO of Ultimate Music Theory. Glory has authored over 50 music theory books and created an outstanding online certification course for music teachers. She knows a thing or two about being productive! In this fun conversation she is sharing productivity tips and the three time thieves that prevent us from meeting our important goals. 

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FVPC #79 Know Your Rights: Interview with Liz Craig

FVPC #79 Know Your Rights: Interview with Liz Craig

Our podcast guest, Liz Craig is a professional private music teacher and a busy performing artist. Our conversation is about understanding employment rights. Are you an independent contractor or an employee? What does this mean for you when you accept work for your time and talent? Liz shares some important information for all artists, whether you are teaching, performing, or hiring for your company.

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FVPC #74 Lesson Fee Structures: Interview with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

FVPC #74 Lesson Fee Structures: Interview with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

Returning Guest, Voice Teacher and Business Strategist, Michelle Markwart Deveaux discusses the different lesson fee structures that voice teachers can offer their ideal clients. Whether you charge hourly, set tuition fees, offer lesson packages or value priced packaging, Michelle is always inspiring teachers build a strong business and allows teachers to do what they love.

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FVPC #73 The Curse of Knowledge

FVPC #73 The Curse of Knowledge

The Curse of Knowledge is a sneaky cognitive bias that prevents YOU from being the best teacher you can be. Think you're not cursed? The curse of knowledge traps even the most experienced teacher. It can also cause communication challenges in your day to day business activities. Learn about this evil challenge and simple ways you can lift the curse on this episode of the FULL VOICE Podcast.

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FVPC #72 Exploring Song Lyrics: Interview with Dana Lentini

FVPC #72 Exploring Song Lyrics: Interview with Dana Lentini

Returning guest, Dana Lentini shares her teaching strategies for discovering and exploring the lyrics of a song with young singers. From young beginners who are just learning to read to students starting new languages, Dana has some fantastic teacher take-a-ways to help singers learn and appreciate the text of their songs. Effective practice strategies and expressive singing for the win!


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FVPC #71 Teaching New Languages: Interview with Dr. Tracey Ford

FVPC #71 Teaching New Languages: Interview with Dr. Tracey Ford

When do you introduce a young singer to a new language? How do you begin the process? What about that tricky rolled or flipped "r" or blended vowels? Special guest, Tracey Ford loves working with young vocalists and is super passionate about teaching repertoire in new languages to her students. She shares her favorite beginner and intermediate song collections, fantastic resources and how she works new language challenges into her student's vocal warm-ups.

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FVPC #69 How Your Health Affects Your Voice: Interview with Elizabeth Rotoff

FVPC #69 How Your Health Affects Your Voice: Interview with Elizabeth Rotoff

Colds, flu, and poor general health bring stress and suffering to everyone, but for a voice teacher and singer, it means missed opportunities and lost income (and in serious situations - vocal injury). Our guest, Voice Teacher, nutrition expert, and health coach, Elizabeth Rotoff outlines the four pillars of better health - exercise, stress management, sleep, and nutrition. If you are looking to make healthy living a priority in 2019, Elizabeth shares some simple strategies and inspiration for happy AND healthy singing!

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FVPC #67 Vocal Warm-Ups from Around the World (Part Three)

FVPC #67 Vocal Warm-Ups from Around the World (Part Three)

Discussions about onset, using resistance bands with our vocal students and a very naughty tongue twister that will keep everyone laughing. Our trip around the world continues and our fantastic guests are sharing their go-to warm-ups and exercises. A special thank you to Elizabeth Rotoff, (Winnipeg, Canada) Jerry Elsbernd, (Shorewood, Minnesota, U.S.) and Nicole Casey (U.K./Spain)

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