Episode 180 – Mindfulness for Singers with Annie Little

Singing, performing, and auditioning can be stressful, filling the mind with doubt and fear. Annie Little is an experienced actress and voice teacher who has been using guided meditations to help her students overcome anxiety and to find a calm mental space in which to learn and sing. EPISODE LINKS Annie’s Website

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Vowel Tendencies

Hey there, this is John Henny, and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about Vowel Tendencies.  What do I mean by Vowel Tendencies?  Well, in singing and in speech, vowels will have a tendency to help us be stronger or go higher and you can feel this. When you want to whoop and…

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Episode 179 – You Never Land

Goals can give us focus and direction, but they can also cause us to miss new paths and opportunities. In this episode, John discusses why goals can be an illusion, how we never land on our perfect life or career, and why artists should embrace constant change.

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Be Kind to Yourself

Hey there, this is John Henny, and on today’s vocal tip, I want to talk about why you need to be kind to yourself. As I’m sure you are well aware, the voice is a very difficult instrument, there is much to balance muscles we need to control that we don’t have conscious awareness of…

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Episode 178 – The Hard Work of Success with RAab Stevenson

RAab Stevenson is a first call voice teacher for superstars. His client list includes Rihanna, Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, and Pharrell Williams. In this episode, RAab shares his stories of hard work and dedication, and what it takes to be a successful performer. EPISODE LINKS RAab’s Website

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Episode 177 – What Do You Want?

These days, it’s all too easy to be negative. We end up focusing on the impacts of the pandemic and what we don’t want from our future. In this episode, John discusses how to reframe the current situation and to find and achieve what you want as a singer and performer.

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Episode 176 – COVID-19 and Our Singing Future

The global pandemic has stopped all live performance and in-person lessons for the time being. How soon can we get back to singing with and for others in a communal setting? Unfortunately, for singers, the news is not encouraging. In this episode, John discusses the latest information regarding COVID-19 and singing and the realities of…

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Episode 175 – Cataloging Sensation

The voice is a difficult instrument to control. One of the main ways we interact with our voice is through sensation. However, the sensations of singing are often misleading and can differ from singer to singer. In this episode, John discusses how to catalog the varying sensations of singing to help improve consistency and confidence.

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Episode 174 – Critical Listening vs Enjoyment

Some argue that great performances should never be analyzed, but rather, only enjoyed. While no musician would take this argument seriously, we still need to remember not to lose the joy of listening. In this episode, John discusses how to practice both types of listening, to grow your skills as a musician as well as…

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Episode 173 – Vocal Health Update with Dr. Reena Gupta

Dr. Reena Gupta is one of the premier ear, nose, and throat doctors in Los Angeles. Dr. Gupta is the “go-to” specialist for A-list professional voice users. In this episode, John and Dr. Gupta discuss vocal health during the current pandemic, the importance of science and knowledge for the singer, and her upcoming Voice Forum…

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