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It’s nearly Christmas

Last night I had the pleasure of conducting one of my school choirs at an end of year Christmas ...

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Practice, Practice, Practice

It has been a very busy week for me this week, as along with everything I usually do in a week, I ...

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Confidence

Singers need to have confidence. What is the true meaning of confidence? Confidence means feeling ...

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Sing like Adele – Easy on me. Chromatic Scales

https://youtu.be/8XsLgmArkRMHow to sing chromatic scales ...

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Sing like Adele: Easy on me

Today we are going to have a look at a very small section of Adele’s song Easy on me. We are just ...

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Term Three, 2021

Hi there, Welcome back to Singing Strong for Term 3, 2021. For those who have had school holidays, ...

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Vocal Night 20th May 2021

It is with great excitement that I can announce the first Singing Strong Vocal Night for 2021. It ...

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The 5 note scale

This video is all about the 5 note scale and singing it on different vowels. Make sure that you ...

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The Challenges of Performing

ANZAC DAY 2021 I had the joy and honour of singing at three Anzac Day Services on Sunday. It has ...

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Term 2, 2021

Hi from Mary @ Singing Strong, I am so excited to be returning to teaching this term. I have had a ...

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Let’s get started

I am trying to make my website and you tube channel more relevant by posting more information to ...

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Nothing like singing lessons in person

Nothing like singing lessons in person

It has been wonderful to return to face to face singing lessons this year. 2020 was very ...

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The Challenges of covid and singing

As we arrive at November 2020 with just over a month till Christmas, I ponder the last 8 months ...

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2017 End of year Newsletter

Wishing everyone a very Happy Christmas and a fabulous 2018. There are arrows at the bottom of the ...

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Masterclass for Singers: Saturday 6th May, 1.30pm

Masterclass for Singers: Saturday 6th May, 1.30pm

Learn tips and techniques used by professionals to improve the quality of their performance. ...

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Singing Strong Newsletter 1 2017

Singing Strong Newsletter 1 2017

Welcome back everyone to 2017! It is so good to be back teaching and working with all the ...

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Breathe!

In this post I discuss breathing for singing.  Make sure when you breathe the body is relaxed to ...

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Vocal warmup fricatives

Fricatives are consonants that are formed by impeding the flow of air somewhere in the vocal ...

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Dreams don’t work unless we do

Dreams don’t work unless we do

I like to use the tag ‘Dream’ when I end emails and messages. I have so many dreams ...

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Memories of 2016

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5 terrific tips for 2017

5 terrific tips for 2017

          Hi there!  Only a couple more days to 2017. Eeeek! I cannot ...

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

                  Here are some clever Christmas ...

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We near the end of 2016

We near the end of 2016

As we come to the end of another successful year at Singing Strong, I would like to thank all the ...

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Newsletter Term 4 2016

Newsletter Term 4 2016

Can you believe we have reached the last term for 2016??       Singing Strong ...

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SINGING PRACTICE

SINGING PRACTICE

5 Things you can do to improve your singing practice. You can listen to this blog post here: As ...

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Break a leg!

A quick message to wish all those who are participating in the Sale Eisteddfod this Saturday.  ...

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The Passaggio

All singers are challenged with working through the ‘passaggio’ –  the ...

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Purposeful Practice

There is no such thing as a ‘gifted’ musician.  A person may have a desire to be a ...

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Why have a singing teacher?

Why have a singing teacher?

I have been visiting various singing websites lately and have found many of them to have great ...

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A new Term around the corner

A new Term around the corner

I am enjoying the last few days of holidays and am now excited to be beginning a new term.     ...

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Time to Practice

Time to Practice

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

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Newsletter 1  2016

Newsletter 1 2016

Welcome back to another year of singing! It has been wonderful greeting students for the new year, ...

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Can anyone sing?

Can anyone sing?

The answer is yes.  If you are able to talk then it is possible to sing. Singing is a skill that ...

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How to get back into a practice routine

How to get back into a practice routine

It’s the beginning of 2016 and you haven’t practiced any singing since before. ...

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Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful time of celebration at Christmas and ...

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Seasonal allergies and Singing

Seasonal allergies and Singing

Spring has sprung!  Anyway it has for us in Australia.  And with it all the pollens, grass etc  ...

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The Art of the Quick Change

The Tony awards were held this week and and one of the performances included a medley of songs ...

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The power of “Yet”

The power of “Yet”

Music and singing requires accuracy and skill to be the best at your game. More often than not we ...

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It’s Eisteddfod time

It’s Eisteddfod time

      Eisteddfods are a great opportunity to use as motivation to learn repertoire, ...

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What’s one thing to remember to ease performance anxiety?

With a cafe concert fast approaching, I thought it valuable to discuss performance anxiety. It is ...

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Musical Problem Solving in 10 easy steps

Musical Problem Solving in 10 easy steps

When practicing it is important to have specific things to focus on during practice sessions. ...

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50 years of The Sound of Music

50 years of The Sound of Music

At the Oscars this year The Sound of Music celebrated 50 years.  I love the Sound of Music (I have ...

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An Overnight Success?

An Overnight Success?

A major dilemma I face with some students is that they come to me for singing lessons expecting ...

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