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for voice & singing!

The blog posts offer helpful information, analyses and tips on the subject of singing, breathing and singing lessons. In an entertaining way, I would like to support singers in their training and daily vocal work.

The contributions are based on my own 20 years of experience as a singing teacher and singer, plus insights from modern voice science and singing pedagogy.

The blog is published once a month. I hope its contents will be useful and enriching for you.

Bad luck & mishaps on stage

I went on stage. Today was my record release concert, at the Frannz Club in Berlin. I had rehearsed a lot with my band Red On Blue in preparation for the big day, but I still had stage fright. During the last sound check, I had draped the lyrics of a few of my songs on the stage, near my ...

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One singing technique for everything? Classical versus popular singing

From time to time, singing students with previous classical experience come to my singing studio. They had previously taken classical singing lessons, but actually don't want to sing classical repertoire, but rock or pop songs. They have found that they cannot sing the songs with their classical singing technique or that their vocal "sound" does not suit them. Why is that? And ...

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Person holding his neck

Frog in the throat?

"When I sing I always have a frog in my throat", "I'm still so slimy": I often hear that from my singing students. Do you also know that your voice is so busy? It's annoying, and maybe you wish that your throat was really dry for once, that your voice was completely free of "mucus", so that your notes could be ...

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Vocal change in girls

The change of voice

The parents of girls are often irritated when they hear that I only teach adults or teenagers after the voice change. They assume that voice change only occurs in boys. This is about as far-fetched as believing that only boys go through puberty. This blog post is about the question of ...

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Labeled gears: Talent, Creativity, Success, Skill, Idea, Knowledge

Talent or good through practice?

The world is full of undiscovered talent. These are people who, despite their talent, did not have a supportive environment for their musical talent or were discouraged at an early age. Many of them heard phrases from their parents at an early age like: "You have that certain something or you don't have it", "You have to be five years old to ...

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Singing group with piano

Singing in the choir

When new students come for a trial lesson, the topic of choir often plays a role. Either the trial students already have choir experience and want to improve their voice and breathing technique or they would like to sing in a choir but do not yet feel vocally fit enough. In both cases I am happy to help. Together we look forward to ...

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Heated pan

The Vocal Fry or how to fry a sound

The Vocal Fry speaking The croaky, gravelly sound of the "vocal fry" was the subject of much online discussion some time ago. Offended radio listeners and TV viewers united on social media to show their disdain for celebrities and news reporters who use it. Others, however, find it sexy. Yet vocal fry when speaking has been used for ...

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