"A lovely beautifully produced mature timbre"- Opera Now

In order to reach me:

Tel: 079709 38661 OR 07969 880177

I teach in SIX locations. I am available for lessons from 1pm to 8pm

 

Broadgreen Liverpool (just off the M62)

Crosby Liverpool

Davyhulme Manchester

Altrincham

Heswall Wirral

Deeside

 

 

Details;

Monday 

Broadgreen

Oakvale Church

Broad green Lane

Liverpool

L13 5SH

 

 

Tuesday

Christchurch

Lostock Road

Davyhulme

Manchester

M41 0TD

(just off the M60)

 

Wednesday

The Methodist Church

Birchdale Road

Crosby

Merseyside

L22 9QX

 

 

Thursday 

St George’s Parish Hall Church Street Altrincham WA14 4DB

 

 

 

Friday 

Heswall Methodist Church Heswall CH60 0AE

 

Saturday

8 Brunswick Road

Buckley

CH7 2EF

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Vocal Training Liverpool and Manchester ; "Space"

When I am providing Vocal Training in Manchester or Liverpool the second consideration after breathing technique is "SPACE". This sounds strange but look at a picture of the human head and you will begin to get the idea.

 

If you look at a cross section of the human head you will see that it is a very crowded part of your body.

 

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Head and neck.

The space between the back of the tongue and the soft palate - the area on this picture marked "Oral Cavity". is particularly important to singers. If the tongue is too far back we can get breathy tone or a swallowed sound. The air from the chords has to reach this area as cleanly as possible. So finding space here is very important.

To achieve this you have to gain control of the tongue and soft palate. The hard palate is that area of hard cartilage at the front of the mouth -  we sometimes call it the "roof of the mouth". As that recedes to the back of the mouth it changes to a softer membrane-the soft palate- with some limited movement controlled by muscles in the head and neck.

As with breathing the following exercises are designed to firstly put you in touch with these two organs and secondly to gain some control of them.

 

Exercises

  1. Say the word "Thing". Hold the the "ng" element of the word. Now breathe out or hum on "ng" feeling how the back of your tongue is in contact with your soft palate.
  2.  Using the "ng" hum- now open into an "ah" sound - ng-ah . On the ah maximise the distance between the tongue and the soft palate.
  3. Sing "ah" while maximising the space between your soft palate and tongue.

 

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