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Why Breathing Matters

Why Breathing Matters

22.6.22 - Why Breathing Matters. Barbara Tanze Breathing is a funny thing.   A bit like a car. As long as it works, we don’t think too much about it, but once it starts to make funny noises, we start freaking out. And this is where this analogy ends for me because I have no idea about cars but I have studied a ton about breathing over the...

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“You just sound like a Cruise Ship singer…!”

“You just sound like a Cruise Ship singer…!”

16.6.22 - Mythbusting the 'Cruise Ship Singer'. Jess Thomas Ok so hands up, how many of us have heard/seen this phrase?Either on a TV show, in a tweet, or at a performance?! Ok, so now hands up for who actually knows what that means…or better still, if they think the person saying that statement knows what it means?! I’m hoping that by the end of...

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The Highly Sensitive Singer

The Highly Sensitive Singer

8.6.22 The Highly Sensitive Singer Malin AnderssonIt is probably not news to us that most artists and creatives often are sensitive souls or empaths, drawn to expressing themselves through their art and performance.    But what exactly does it mean to be a ‘highly sensitive’ person?  What is ‘High Sensitivity’ and how do you know...

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The Sing Space Retreat – 3 days in pictures

The Sing Space Retreat – 3 days in pictures

3 Blissful Days to reconnect, refuel, and refocus.  To help create long term strategies that use your own strengths, uniqueness, bringing more of what you love into your life and letting go of what you don’t need. Here are some of the images from our 3 days...   Rachel and Becky  JOIN OUR FACEBOOK COMMUNITY Get in touch today to...

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SOVTEs and the MT!

SOVTEs and the MT!

SOVTs and the MT!   Alex Davies  I’ve always been intrigued by training methods that are considered unorthodox. So, when I first started seeing singers use SOVTE (semi-occluded vocal tract exercises) to warm-up and train their voices, I was hooked! After researching SOVTEs as part of my Masters in Vocal Pedagogy, I discovered some of...

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Technique: The last thing you need!

Technique: The last thing you need!

18.5.22 - Technique - the last thing you need!   Michael Dahl Rasmussen THE PATTERN The following is a synthesis of many lessons. How much do you recognise from yourself? ___________________ S(student): Sings the song M(me): How was that? S: Hmm, kinda meh. Didn’t feel easy, struggled with a few bits, and wasn’t really connected. M: Okay....

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And the Winner is……

And the Winner is……

13.5.22 And The Winner Is... Jo BentleyFirstly... A massive thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out 1, 2 or maybe even 3 of our forms. We are on a mission to make The Sing Space bigger and better for YOU. To really understand the members and what YOU want from us.  It has definitely allowed us to re-evaluate several areas of the...

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Apprehensive about Improvising?

Apprehensive about Improvising?

11.5.22 - Apprehensive about Improvising?  Laura Boon Most of the singers I’ve met and worked with seem to fall into two camps - those who are comfortable improvising and those who avoid it like the plague, and would rather stick to the dots. I’m hoping that by the end of reading this blog, if you’re in the latter camp you’ll be feeling...

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 Jaw Tension? Consider Your Hips

 Jaw Tension? Consider Your Hips

4.5.22 Jaw Tension? Consider your hips.   Rosie SeckerIt may be that you have never thought of there being a connection between the hips and the jaw. However, if you are feeling an imbalance or holding excess tension in one of these areas, considering what is going on in the other could be beneficial. The idea of the hips and the jaw being...

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The Singer and the ‘Self’?

The Singer and the ‘Self’?

29.4.22 -The Singer and the 'Self'?   Rachel Lynes, Founder   This morning, I woke to find I'd lost my voice for the first time in a decade. Yet, this was, serendipitously, something of a gift. I was preparing for a retreat that Becky Gilhespie and I are running called, ‘The Singer and the Self,' and having to ask some big...

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Buying a microphone – 3 useful things to know

Buying a microphone – 3 useful things to know

27.4.22 - Buying a microphone: 3 useful things to know   Julia KrajewskaIf you’re a voice artist performing to more than a small handful of people, at some point you’re going to need your voice to be amplified. Not only to ensure you can be heard, but also to avoid vocal strain and even give you further artistic control. The microphone is...

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20.4.22 I’ve injured my voice, now what?

20.4.22 I’ve injured my voice, now what?

20.4.22 I've injured my voice, now what? Rebecca Hardcastle Some tips to help with vocal health recovery. Just like muscular injuries in sports people and dancers, vocal injuries are also common in singers. When you're using your voice so much, even with the best intentions, it's almost inevitable that you will experience some sort of vocal...

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Singing ‘Support’ – Who’s on Your Team?

Singing ‘Support’ – Who’s on Your Team?

Singing ‘Support’ - Who’s on Your Team?   Laura Boon   Singing can be a vulnerable activity. When we sing, we’re sharing a little bit of who we are. Even when we’re singing the words and music written by somebody else, we’re still communicating it in our own way, with our own unique voice.  So what happens when we have emotional or...

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6.4.22 The Power of Struggle

6.4.22 The Power of Struggle

6.4.22 - The Power of Struggle in Practice   Clare Silver How many times have you tried to learn a new skill, only to find it such a struggle that you’ve given up? I think we can all put our hands up to that one. What if I told you that the very moment you appear to be struggling in your practice is when you are making progress. It certainly...

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We’re one of a kind, no category..

We’re one of a kind, no category..

30.3.22 Reflecting on our day at MOVE IT...   Jo Bentley When the alarm clock went off at 5.50am, I woke full of apprehension. A long day loomed ahead - and I wanted more than anything for it to be worth it. For us. For them. For everyone. At the start of the year we were given a fantastic opportunity. For The Sing Space to perform on the...

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23.3.22 ‘Can you sing that again but be poppier?’

23.3.22 ‘Can you sing that again but be poppier?’

23.3.22 ‘Can you sing that again but be poppier?’ Rachel Lynes Have you ever been asked this?  Musical Theatre is changing. And, as it changes, the demands on performers change. When I was at college in the early 2000s we barely touched pop. Maybe we had a song or two ready for the odd panto audition but those songs sat in the dusty corners of...

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Matilda the musical

Matilda the musical

The Royal Shakespeare Company is looking for Children to play Matilda and Bruce for the West End production of Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre, London. There is lots of singing involved, as well as acting and dancing! Full details below! The news of these auditions always makes us very excited as we know that this could be a life...

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Winner of Dream Singing Support

Last week we offered a prize of £100 worth of singing lessons to one lucky winner as thanks for filling out a questionnaire to create ‘Your Dream Singing Support’. We randomly selected the winner and have added two runner up prizes of £10 vouchers for singing lessons with any Sing Space recommended coach.  Your feedback was IMMENSELY helpful. At...

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What are gems of advice that changed EVERYTHING for you?

What are gems of advice that changed EVERYTHING for you? Moments of absolute revelation, when it all just fell into place? Many of mine occured in the previous year of Sing Space classes from our fabulous guest faculty! 10 SINGING REVELATIONS FROM 2020: 1) There are over a 100 muscles that aid vocalisation and we have very little sensory...

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