New Vocal Technique Ebook

My new Vocal Fundamentals Ebook is complete!  It’s an everything you need to know guide to the fundamentals of good vocal technique.  Perfect for singers of all abilities.  Whether you’re having singing lessons or not this will be very easy for you to understand.  Sign up to the mailing list for a copy.  Drop me […]

‘The world is starving for creative vision’

Tori Amos interview I just found this today.  Wow.  Tori Amos at her strongest.  What a voice!  We need more voices like this ….perhaps yours?  You can be at any stage of your journey to do Expressive Voice Work but it’s good to understand what it is we’re doing.  This interview is very helpful.  I’m […]

Be kind to yourself to succeed

It’s easy beat yourself up when it comes to learning something new.  To feel like you’re not progressing fast enough or thinking that being hard on yourself is somehow going to help!? Have you ever had a day when everything you do just goes right?  When you’re really happy and then you notice your singing […]

How does a singer create interest?

It’s so important to me that I don’t impose my musical taste on the singers I spend time with.  Artists, singers, musicians need to be able to make their own creative decisions when it comes to their singing.  I will help you to distill what it is that you love to enable you to know […]

Find your own version of authentic

So usually I hate competitive tv singing programmes but there’s just something I loved about Jessie J going back to her tv competition roots to start again.  Talk about Warrior Goddess.  She was so brave to start again somewhere new!  It’s really cool and it’s totally authentic for her. There’s something I just love about watching […]

We are all things

…we are rainbows of beautiful emotions…..  wild and sad and excited and violent and happy…..and noisy and silent and ….  your voice is allowed to do all of this.  You are allowed to tell your truth.  I know a lot of teachers don’t agree, but for me, I can’t be bothered to sing if I […]

Jo Estill, show everyone in the world how beautiful they are inside’

So much is talked about the Estill method.  Here is the great lady herself: www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLtijBWN8uQ My grounding in the Estill method, all those years ago, is what enabled me to become a vocal coach and start teaching singing.  This led on to a great deal more study but this was the perfect place to start […]

How I got my song

This is a beautiful speech by Leonard Cohen, about how he found his voice. www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/leonardcohenhowigotmysong.htm If you’d like to find your brilliant, bold, beautiful voice drop me a mail at jen@expressivevoice.co.uk  I’d love to support you!  My work is very extensive and covers all areas of singing, songwriting and self expression.  I’ve supported thousands of […]

John

I love this interview.  Particularly from 1.20. “I’m interested in something that means something to everyone….so i’m just as interested in poetry or art or whatever…..I’m continually trying to be Shakespeare or whatever it is….I’m not pissing about….”  John Lennon.  Beautiful to hear his truth. www.youtube.com/watch?v=od5kJtbpPos This is also beautiful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G2sax1GTHXs John’s always been my […]

Genuine listening

A lot of what I do in sessions is encouraging freedom of expression.  This involves genuine listening.  I just read this nice piece on Rob Brezsny’s website and I thought I’d share. “…To willingly bear witness to what someone else needs to say while simultaneously sparing them of your own solution, defense, dismissal, alternative reality, […]