VSA Blog – WHY IS MY SINGING NOT IMPROVING?

Are you already having singing lessons for quite a while, but still don’t feel confident in your abilities?

There are two reasons why that is.
1. You are not practicing effectively — or, maybe, not practicing enough, if at all.
2. Your singing teacher is not very good, and failed to give you exercises that are going to help you reach your goals.

Let’s break this down, shall we?

Your singing teacher should be giving you singing exercises to practice – customised to your vocal needs and range. All of our students at VSA are expected to come back next week with different parts of the song or the scales improved. Your teacher should be working on the parts of your voice that you want to improve, and/or the teacher thinks needs improvement. You should be singing along with scales, and it for at least 10-25 minutes, at least 5 days a week — this is what we advise at VSA.

After doing your scales, you should be trying to implement the skills that you have learned directly into the song — so it is imperative that you sing an actual song after you do your scales. You should be looking at yourself in the mirror when you are singing and doing your scales at home. And if you are doing that for at least 5 days a week, you should be feeling stronger, more confident, higher or lower notes should be sounding better.

If you got a great teacher, he or she should be guiding you, advising you about what to do, how long to do it for, and should be picking you up on any parts of your voice that might need improving. Documenting these on your lyrics, so that you clearly know what you have to do during your home practice – that is what all our singing teachers do.

If you have lessons for months, and you don’t feel that your vocal ability has improved, I would be asking your singing teacher — “why haven’t I improved after a couple of months, I’ve followed all your instructions,” — and if they don’t improve your voice for the next 3 or 4 weeks, I’d be definitely looking to find another vocal coach or an online singing course.

Hope that this has helped you out!

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▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

▪Vox Singing Academy – Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/voxsingingacademy

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THORNHILL Proudly Added To The VSA Wall Of Fame!

Jacob signed his photo boards today after his singing lesson and gave Peter Vox the lowdown of what is in the pipe works for Thornhill in the very near future.

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Empowering Voices Since 1993!

TEAM VSA

P: 1300 183 732
M: 0422 278 289
Email: contact@voxsingingacademy.com

Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

▪Vox Singing Academy – Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/voxsingingacademy

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ASK VSA – How Can I Improve My Singing Tone?

VSA is proud to present this week's video segment of ASK VOX SINGING ACADEMY answering question of "how can I improve the tone of my singing voice?"

Peter Vox will answer this question plus give you a lot more information, hints and tips regarding this subject.

Watch the video here:

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▪Vox Singing Academy – official website: http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au ▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook ▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE: https://voxsingingacademy.com ▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials: http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger ▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube: http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube ▪Vox Singing Academy – Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/voxsingingacademy

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ASK VSA Blog: How to Become a Confident Singer

So, you are a good singer, your voice is beautiful, your emotions run high through your songs – but a mere thought of performing in front of someone else, on stage, is giving you severe anxiety?

We all have been through this, and have found a very good working strategy! There are two points to overcoming and building confidence in singing:

  1. Having confidence in your vocal abilities.
  2. Performing in front of people or up on stage.

Learn songs – learn them to 110%, whether they are your original music, or covers. Original songs are a bit easier to learn – you have a story to tell, and you wrote it! Cover versions need specific attention, because there will always be someone in the audience who also loves and knows the song inside out!

Get some lessons – make sure that you’ve got the vocal ability to sing the highest note, the lowest note, and all the notes in between! Get some lessons and do vocal exercises to be absolutely confident that you can hit every single note in the songs.

Record yourself – hear yourself, analyse, fix. If you’re not doing some things right, struggling with anything – take them to your teacher. Whatever it is, do whatever it takes to improve it, keep recording yourself, until you have reached that 110% confidence level singing in your room, alone, with that one particular song.

Invite one person to hear you sing – once you have done all of the preparation steps, are 110% confident in your vocal abilities, and can sing the song – you may want to invite one person, firstly, to come in and hear you. Make sure that this person is someone you’re feeling comfortable with and safe, i.e. Mum or Dad, close friend, or someone that’s going to give you encouragement and constructive feedback, if need be. Sing in front of that person, and try to increase that gradually to two, three, four people – as many people as you can get in the room. This will sooner or later help you up on stage.

Take your singing to the public – go to karaoke and sing one song. I’d probably suggest to go into karaoke place where you don’t know anyone else. So, they don’t know you, you don’t know them, push through your anxiety and go up and do your thing. If you’re building confidence, then go sing a couple of songs. Afterwards, you can also go to open mic nights, where they will let you do 4-6 songs in a row, generally.

Practice introducing yourself. Another tip that I can give you is – while practicing at home, before singing your song make sure that you’re also practicing introducing yourself, i.e.: “Hello, this is ________, and I am going to be singing ______ song tonight.” After the performance, say “thank you”, too.

Lastly,

Believe in yourself and chase your dreams – once you’ve accomplished all of that, you need to chase your dreams! Be persistent, be curious, always be the hardest worker in the room! Put your time in. Giving up is not an option! Whether that’d be writing your own songs, being in a band, doing theatre, or whatever else you want to do with your life. Chase your dreams and believe in yourself!

Empower your Voice!
Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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ASK VSA video: Do You Want To Become A Confident Singer?

Do You Want To Become A Confident Singer?

VSA is proud to present this week’s video segment of ASK VOX SINGING ACADEMY answering Camilla’s question on “how can I become a more confident singer”.

Peter Vox will answer this question plus give you a lot more information, hints and tips regarding this subject.

Watch the video here:

Empower your Voice!
Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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VSA Blog: How to sing higher without your voice cracking or straining

Have you been trying your best, practicing, but just can’t seem to get this beautiful high note? Ever felt your throat tighten up, and only produce that cracking, straining sound?

The number one tip that I wanted to give you is: as you are starting to sing up higher, tighten your stomach muscles. If you know some diaphragmatic breathing techniques, I highly recommend that you do these – breathe in with your diaphragm, using your core muscles. And the higher that you sing in true voice, the stronger your stomach muscles should be, and air pressure should be firmer underneath your vocal cords. But coming not from your throat – from your core. Flex that tummy!

Another tip that I can give you is: when you sing, look into the mirror. If your neck is tightening up as you are going up higher, you will be able to see it straining – that is a sign for you to tighten your stomach more, and relax your neck.

Also, keep your posture straight. Neither put your head up, nor push your neck forward. Try to keep your posture relatively straight – not military-straight, just a nice, relaxed, straight, confident posture.

As you are singing up higher, let the sound of your voice resonate towards the back of the head. Don’t push your voice down into your throat as you are going up higher. A lot of people envision the voice, and feel that their voice is on the throat – and it’s going to stay there. But just let the voice go back and to sound more feminine. As the voice resonates in the back of your head, you will notice that in sounds lighter, but is still able to go up higher.

Now, if your voice is cracking and breaking, generally it is because it’s probably going over to falsetto. So your voice is switching really fast between the two registers. What I highly recommend if you’re singing a song that is basically too high for you, possibly sing the song that is in a slightly lower key, so that your voice won’t crack, and you should be able to feel when your voice is about to go up into that falsetto area, don’t go up into that area and do that particular crack in your voice. You can feel it as you go higher through a scale or through a song, you know when your voice is going to crack so don’t go up that high and bring the song down lower, or pick a song that is in a better key for your voice.

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http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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This is Why VSA is the BEST in Australia!

Because we ALL go the extra mile! Here is a very rare look into VSA’s inner sanctum…

A thank you video by Peter Vox to the dedicated staff for staying back after today’s weekly meeting.

Watch the video here:

Empower your Voice!
Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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Ask VSA – How to Stop Your Voice From Tightening & Breaking When Singing Higher

Director and Principal teacher Peter Vox will answer any of your questions regarding the voice and singing.

In this week’s video, Peter Vox will be answering Jeff’s questions regarding how to stop your voice from tightening, cracking, breaking and sounding awful when singing higher.

Watch the video here:

Empower your Voice!
Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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PREMIERING TOMORROW! VSA’s new YouTube segment, ask Vox Singing Academy!

VSA is Proud to launch its NEW You-tube segment “Ask Vox Singing Academy” tomorrow,  Monday the 4th of June at 7 PM. “Ask Vox Singing Academy”

We will answer one question every week regarding anything to do with Singing or the Voice. If you have a question be sure to post them in the comments at our Youtube Channel – Vox Singing Academy  or email directly to contact@voxsingingacademy.com

Watch the video below:

Empower your Voice!
Team VSA
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au/

▪Vox Singing Academy – official website:
http://www.voxsingingacademy.com.au

▪Vox Singing Academy – Facebook:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyFacebook

▪THE ULTIMATE ONLINE SINGING COURSE:
https://voxsingingacademy.com

▪The 5 Minute Singer – FREE Singing Video Tutorials:
http://tinyurl.com/The5MinuteSinger

▪Vox Singing Academy – Youtube:
http://tinyurl.com/VoxSingingAcademyYoutube

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