Time to Practice

Practice makes perfect


The Singing Strong studio is running a practice blitz from from Monday 22nd February until Sunday 6th March.

Record your practice sessions and the student with the most time recorded will be showered with prizes! There will also be a 2nd and 3rd place award as well.

Remember you must record your practice sessions on the singing strong website to qualify.  Thank you to those who have already started to do this.

How to get into a good practice routine:

Put it in the diary!

Life is so incredibly busy with so many commitments.  Taking on singing lessons means finding time to practice. I suggest you take a moment to decide when will the best time be for you to practice, put those times in your diary and stick to it.

We are fortunate in some ways to always have our voice with us so we can practice almost anywhere, but setting aside specific times in a designated place where you can be free from distractions and really focus is so important.

Where should I practice?

Have a space where you are comfortable, have all the tools you need and are free of distractions.

Try to find a space where family members wont be interrupted too much, however make other members of your family aware that they need to let you practice.

How long should I practice?

It depends.  If you are serious about making good progress, the more time you put in, the more progress you will make.

Start with at least 10 minutes, 5 times a week when first starting out and then gradually increase this time as necessary. Depending on perfomances and exams, you may need to practice an hour every day.

A good rule of thumb is to practice on the day after your lesson if possible. This reinforces what you have done at your lesson.  Leaving it for a couple of days means you can easily forget what you have worked on.

Log in here to record your practice times:

Newsletter 1 2016

Welcome back to another year of singing!

It has been wonderful greeting students for the new year, hearing about their holiday adventures and seeing their joy at returning to lessons.

For the adult students there has been less about holidays ( unfortunately) but there has certainly be the same enthusiasm as they arrive for lessons.

For students who have been studying with me for a while, it has been great to hear their voices again and realize the progress they have been making vocally. It has been so exciting to hear the way their voices have matured and developed.  For new students it has been exciting starting with them and helping them uncover the voice they have inside them.

A big welcome to all the new students who have started for 2016.  I look forward to working with you on your musical journey!

News from the Studio:


Students have new repertoire to start working on for 2016.

To get you into a practice routine I am holding a practice blitz for the next two weeks.

The blitz will run from Monday 22nd February until Sunday 6th March .  All you need to do is practice consistently and record your practice times on the singing strong website.  (remember you have to log into your account to fill in the details. If you need help with this please let me know.) You can log in at the bottom of this post.

There will be prizes and surprises for the person who clocks up the most practice hours!

Take some time now to work out times during the week when you can dedicate 15 -20 minutes to practice.  Record this on your calendar and then stick to it!

Student achievements:

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Summer Pantomime “Aladdin”.  It was  a fun show and  I thoroughly enjoyed myself when I went to see it.


Congratulations to Alicia Hooimeyer who played the title role and to Sophia Patikisa who was a gorgeous Jasmine.





aladdin2Hollie Gibson was terrific as the dog and there were other fantastic performances from the following students as well:

Ella Brent

Zahra Hanratty

Ella Hill

Paige Horn

Maddison Logue

Britney Nelthorpe

Sebastian Poole











There are numerous students involved in the many productions that will be held during 2016. I will keep you informed as they come up.

Cafe Concert

I have tentatively booked our first term Cafe Concert for Wednesday 16th March from 6.30pm.  Please put this date in your diary.  I understand that some of you will have commitments on this evening, but it would be appreciated if you are able to come and sing, even if you are only able to pop in and out.

I will put out some more information about this event during the week.


So let’s get singing!  Have a great week.