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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FVPC #65 Vocal Warm-Ups From Around the World (Part One)

FVPC #65 Vocal Warm-Ups From Around the World (Part One)

Pack your bags - we are taking a trip around the world. We are stopping in on our friends and colleagues from around the globe and asking them about their favorite vocal warm-ups. {Teacher Take-a-way Alert} Listen to this podcast and You will have new and exciting vocal exercise ideas for your studio - guaranteed! In this episode, no piano warm-up tips and crowd-sourcing ideas from your students to customize a warm-up that makes them smile! Listening time: 42 minutes

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FVPC #64 The Vocal Instrument 101: Interview with Shannon Coates

FVPC #64 The Vocal Instrument 101: Interview with Shannon Coates

Returning guest Shannon Coates shares the exciting details about her new online course The Vocal Instrument 101. Created for voice teachers who are looking to continue their education about vocal anatomy and physiology of the singing voice. Shannon makes learning fun, convenient and affordable. (She also shares a generous discount code for FULL VOICE podcast listeners who are looking to hone their knowledge in this area! - Thank you Shannon!)

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FVPC #60 Challenges in Your Teaching Studio as Life Goes On: Special Guest Michelle Markwart Deveaux

FVPC #60 Challenges in Your Teaching Studio as Life Goes On: Special Guest Michelle Markwart Deveaux

Special returning guest, Michelle Markwart Deveaux discusses the unique challenges we face in our teaching studios depending on our age. Yes! Age matters more than you may think when running an independent teaching studio. Whether you are new to teaching or you have been at it for decades, Michelle shares strategies for all of us PLUS an important reminder about how we can all support each other.

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FVPC #59 Creating Your Own Resources: With Mim Adams

FVPC #59 Creating Your Own Resources: With Mim Adams

If you are interested in creating your own teaching resources - This podcast is for you. My dearest friend and faithful colleague, Mim Adams dropped into the FULL VOICE office and we talked about our adventures researching, creating, publishing and marketing the FULL VOICE resources. It has been a LONG journey (almost 20 years) but we have enjoyed the challenges all along the way. We hope to inspire those of you who are interested in developing your own educational materials.


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FVPC #55 Vocal Exploration Exercises

FVPC #55 Vocal Exploration Exercises

Vocal exploration exercises are whole body activities that encourage students to use their voice in fun and creative ways. Often reserved for the youngest singers, vocal exploration exercises can be the first step in helping young singers sing in tune. But did you know, sirens, animal sounds, tongue twisters, and vocal expression lines can help singers of all ages and provide teachers incredible insight about the students in your studios?

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