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.Read More
Teaching strategies, business ideas, interviews and FUN!
A fun and informative podcast for the independent voice teacher working with young singers. Sharing inspiring interviews with music educators from around the world, the FULL VOICE Podcast shares modern teaching tips, vocal pedagogy, business strategies and fun.
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The My Music Staff Minute. Business Tips for your teaching studio.
Yoga and Meditation teacher, Steve Ferrell returns to the FULL VOICE Podcast to discuss, the mindful language within our instruction, encouraging our students to explore and how to better deal with difficult people. A fun conversation with insightful teaching strategies that can be used right away in your teaching studio!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Private music teacher, Libby Wiebel shares the pros, cons, and things-I-wish-had-known-when- I-got-started about teaching in students' homes. Discover how she set her fee structure and has created an incredibly successful business model by creating a community in her "conceptual music studio."Read More
First Lessons with new students (and their parents) can be awkward as everyone is trying to get to know each other and understand the routine of your studio. Take care, a well planned first lesson can make or break your business relationship. Nikki shares simple strategies to get everyone started on the right note.Read More
Voice Teacher and Social Media expert, Karen Michaels returns to the FULL VOICE Podcast to answer questions about new Pinterest, and Instagram features that (would most definitely) benefit voice teachers and teaching studios.Read More
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.Read More
Music Therapist and private voice teacher, Becca Samson talks about Adaptive lessons for children and adults with disabilities. She shares teaching strategies for the private teacher in flexible and creative in lesson planning. With adaptive lessons, teachers can ensure success for students of all ages and abilities.Read More
Do your voice students TRULY understand the story behind their song? Probably not as much as you would think.🤔 Many of our students struggle with reading skills, and lyrical prose is tricky! (Even our teen and adults can struggle with reading comprehension skills.) Perhaps some time exploring the text of the song could lead to more expressive singing?Read More
Jeremiah Johnson is an opera singer turned financial expert with a passion for helping musicians make peace with their finances. In episode 76, we are talking about money mindset(for self-employed creatives who just want to make music) and simple strategies for preparing for retirement.Read More
Karen Michaels returns to the podcast to keep us up to date with fantastic opportunities to promote our teaching studios on social media. In this episode she talks about Google My Business and the updates to the Linkedin platform. Karen also shares inspiration and best practices for keeping our social media accounts up to date.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!
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.Read More
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!Read More
Introductory Vocal Classes (or Singing Club, as my students have renamed it!) Is a unique offering for students age 6-8 years who love to sing and are new to lessons. This is a general music class with a special focus on singing that has great benefits for private teachers, students and families.Read More
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)Read More