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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FVPC #51 Breathe, Sing, Move: Interview with Rachel Goldenberg and Jessica DeMars

FVPC #51 Breathe, Sing, Move: Interview with Rachel Goldenberg and Jessica DeMars

Professional Singing Teacher, Rachel Goldenberg, and Physiotherapist, Jessica DeMars are working together with a one of a kind program called Breathe, Sing, Move. This combination of a singing class and physiotherapy session assists patients with mild to moderate respiratory disease increase respiratory muscle strength, improve speech quality, reduce breathlessness and enhance the quality of life. Just one of the many great benefits of learning to sing!

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FVPC #48 Social Media for Your Teaching Studio

FVPC #48 Social Media for Your Teaching Studio

Using social media for your teaching studio is non-negotiable. It is a business essential. If you are unsure, overwhelmed or need some catch-up information about the leading social media platforms that private teachers are using, my special guest, Karen Michaels is not only a busy voice teacher; she is a social media expert. (win-win) Karen is Social Butterfly Guru, and she shares her tips and passion for using social media for your business. Recorded in Las Vegas at the NATS convention in June 2018

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FVPC #47 More Than Changing Voices: Interview with Patti Barrow

FVPC #47 More Than Changing Voices: Interview with Patti Barrow

Voice Teachers are very aware of the voice changes in our adolescent singers, but our young men are dealing with many other challenges. My special guest, Patti Barrow discusses the emotional and psychological changes that our young men struggle with and how we can best support them during this vulnerable time. Includes a fantastic list of recommended resources and repertoire!

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FVPC #45 Interview with Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker

FVPC #45 Interview with Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker

Computer Cat, Ed the Invisible Dragon, I'm Wishing and Forty Little Birdies. If you haven't heard of these fun and educational songs by Donna Rhodenizer, you are in for a fantastic listen. Our special guests on the FULL VOICE podcast are Juno nominated children's music performers - Donna and Andy. Donna shares her inspiration and stories about teaching and composing. Donna and Andy share entertaining stories of their adventures touring on the road. 

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FVPC #43 Movement in the Voice Studio: Interview with Christin Coffee Rondeau

FVPC #43 Movement in the Voice Studio: Interview with Christin Coffee Rondeau

On podcast #43, our special guest is Christin Coffee Roudeau. Christin is working with private voice students, small group vocal classes and Orff Ensembles. Today's interview is all about movement and creative exploration and why it is so important (and often overlooked) in vocal lessons. Great teacher take-a-ways and inspiration to bring into your voice studio. 

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FVPC #42 Small Group Vocal Classes

FVPC #42 Small Group Vocal Classes

Have you been thinking about offering small group classes? There are fantastic opportunities for voice teachers to work with small ensembles and vocal classes in the private teaching studio. In podcast #42, Nikki discusses the pro and cons of teaching small group lessons as well as important logistics that teachers need to consider before welcoming a group into the lesson studio. 

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FVPC #40 Preschool Music Classes with Ben Bowen

FVPC #40 Preschool Music Classes with Ben Bowen

Our special guest on the FULL VOICE Podcast is Mr. Ben Bowen of Mr. Ben's Open Door Music. He is a Preschool Children's Music Educator from Hamilton, Ontario. He discusses the challenges of facilitating immersive music programs for children under the age of 5 years old and how he uses classical music and songwriting to keep his students (and himself) inspired and engaged.

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FVPC #36 Building Your Community of Colleagues: Interview with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

FVPC #36 Building Your Community of Colleagues: Interview with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

In this podcast, Voice Teacher and SAVVY business Coach, Michelle Markwart Deveaux talks about connecting and participating with a supportive community of colleagues. Michelle is the creator and facilitator of the "SpeakEasy Co-learning Cooperative and shares fantastic insight about maintaining a positive, growth mindset in this competitive industry.  

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