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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 28, 2016

Your Singing Foundation: Breath and Support

By Robin Earl Think of your ‘breathing and support’ as your foundation for singing. Just as a house has a foundation which gives stability to everything ‘above,’ your breath and…
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 16, 2016

Meditation

Great meditation tip for singers (as well as everyone else) to handle stress, stage fright, or being overwhelmed. How can you use meditation to help your singing? (Source: https://www.facebook.com/)
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 15, 2016

I Was a 3-Year-Old Swimmer…

I was a 3-year-old swimmer… She made an impression on me. Margie Cranston was my swim teacher and my first teacher. I remember her classes so well. Her swimming class…
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 12, 2016

How Videos Can Help with Staging

By Robin Earl I focused with a singer on staging today. She wanted to express the emotion of her song, and have the emotion show through her face and body…
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 12, 2016

Vocal Projection Tip

By Robin Earl Sometimes singers create a problem by singing too quietly when they are singing with a mic onstage, resulting in loss of power and focus. This is often…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
June 8, 2016

Your Singing Foundation: Breath and Support

By Robin Earl Think of your ‘breathing and support’ as your foundation for singing. Just as a house has a foundation which gives stability to everything ‘above,’ your breath and…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
June 6, 2016

Fame Music Internet Radio Station, Johannesburg

Fame Music Internet Radio Station, Johannesburg I had a great time yesterday chatting with Georg Hegelmann‎ & Rebecca Hosking from Fame Music Radio on #TheRendezvousShow! Tune in to the rebroadcast…
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
February 24, 2016

Give it your best shot with a ‘Vocal Producer’ on your recordings

When you watch the Olympics, the athletes’ coaches are pretty visible, and create a powerful team with the athlete. The same is true with pro sports: football, basketball, baseball, hockey,…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
January 19, 2016

Feeling Good

By Robin Earl It is our natural state to feel good– feeling good performing, feeling good connecting with people, feeling good inspiring others. It helps as a performer to incorporate…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
January 12, 2016

What a Singer Can Learn From a Mogul Skier

By Robin Earl I spent my early life doing some recreational competitive ‘mogul’ skiing while living at Lake Tahoe. ‘Boogie in the Bump’ contests!! I’ve taught skiing and other sports along…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
December 29, 2015

30-Day New Year’s Fitness Challenge

(Shamed into my New Year’s Resolution… By accident!) By Robin Earl I’ve been slacking off in my fitness routine lately. To get back on track, I went to the Y…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
December 21, 2015

Support Me, Santa!

by Robin Earl Now that we’ve gotten the breathing going, it’s time to connect it to the support. Support in singing refers to using the core muscles, the abdominal and…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
December 16, 2015

Breathing: Control – Relax – Fun

Control Say, not sing, the alphabet– Abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz See how many you can do on one breath. 234?? Work up to 678! This one’s a fun challenge. After you master this,…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
December 2, 2015

Classical Voice Lessons: Do They Hurt or Help?

by Robin Earl I studied with many voice teachers before I began teaching—Four years in college and several years private, before my journey of 20 years teaching. My favorite teacher…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
November 16, 2015

Sports Coaches Need Voice Coaching Too

by Robin Earl Working with a big group on a field or in a noisy gym can be challenging. Most coaches don’t have a microphone handy, and many don’t have…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
November 13, 2015

Common problems, and how we can help

Common problems artists face when recording: Poor recording quality Producer disappears mid project Can’t sell or use if not cut by artist Pop sounds like generic country Not the right…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
October 15, 2015

CALM THE STAGEFRIGHT!

We have a choice to be ‘problem’ focused or ‘solution’ focused… Fright or fear comes from focusing on problems, real or imagined. If you identify the problem for even a…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
October 8, 2015

3 Reasons Singers Should Hummm

Great vocal warmup— start your day warming up your speaking and singing voice by humming. Get your voice engaged slowly. You wouldn’t start your workout by running full speed.  Your…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
September 24, 2015

Five Reasons Why Singers Should Think ‘Down’ on High Notes, Not ‘Up’ 1. Relaxed throat —you will keep your throat relaxed, not tense, and won’t lift your chin (which causes…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
September 21, 2015

3 Reasons it’s Ok for Singers to Take Daily Naps or Meditate:

1) Get ready for top performance:  Gone is the guilt for taking nap/meditation breaks! I saw an interview of Jerry Seinfeld. He said that throughout his career, including the Seinfeld…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
September 16, 2015

Three Things To Do Today To Help Your Singing

Three Things To Do Today To Help Your Singing: 1.  Do a ‘flat back stretch’—  bend forward, put your hands on a table, arms outstretched, so you are at a…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
September 9, 2015

Jaw yoga Not surprisingly, many singers have jaw tension that makes it uncomfortable when they sing. It might be a TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorders), muscle tension or an alignment problem…
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SingingUncategorizedVoice Coach Robin Earl
October 14, 2014

Basics of Singing

Breathing is important!: Check to see that your ribcage expands outward on the inhale— front, sides and back;  and inward on the exhale. The inhale is more passive, the work and…
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SingingVoice Coach Robin Earl
July 1, 2014

Hi, this is voice coach Robin Earl with a quick and simple tip for better singing. Anybody play golf? I was talking with a golf pro the other day and…
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