This is the second video in a seven week series entitled 7 Questions for Singing Teachers. In this video, singing teachers from around the world and from various backgrounds share what they have found to be common mistakes (technical or otherwise) that singers make.
Rachel Gerrard (0:14)
Rachel Gerrard is a contemporary voice coach and session singer working in Folkestone, England's Creative Quarter and via Skype. She worked as a professional singer before moving into teaching privately and in stage schools.
Christopher David Mitchell (3:38)
Christopher has worked with Brett Manning and Jason Catron at ‘Singing Success’ technique and became the first and only Vocal Associate and representative in Europe for ‘New York Vocal Coaching’ (with Justin Stoney).
Christin Coffee Rondeau (8:21)
Teacher, singer, writer. Joyful Orff Schulwerk educator. Co-founder, Sand Dollar Music. Community Manager, The SpeakEasy Coop. Believer in your innate musicality.
Dr. Daniel Robinson (11:07)
Dr. Dan's Voice Essentials (YouTube)
Daniel Robinson, DMA, is an award winning freelance artist and educator, predominantly teaching in his private studio (Djarts) and performing Australia wide. Daniel regularly presents for conferences as a Singing Voice Specialist, providing workshops and practical learning activities to contemporary vocalists across Australia and abroad.
Daniel is also known for his various academic-level writings.
Dr. Gillyanne Kayes (12:06)
Gillyanne is a writer (Singing and the Actor, Successful Singing Auditions, Singing Express series for school children), researcher, teacher, and singing voice expert.
In 1996 Gillyanne became one of the first Estill Vanguard Licensees, pioneering the work in the UK and Europe for the next five years. She founded Vocal Process with her husband, Jeremy Fisher, to meet the changing needs of vocal performers and teachers.
Gillyanne is probably best known for her book, Singing and the Actor, which highlights the differences between classical and musical theatre vocal training.
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Dann Mitton (17:40)
Dann is completing his doctorate in Performance with a specialization in voice pedagogy at the University of Toronto. His areas of expertise are Russian lyric diction and low male voice development. Dann runs an independent home studio in Toronto’s east end that is open to students of all voice types and levels of ability.
Mark Baxter (19:22)
Mark Baxter has been a singing voice specialist for the past 35 years with a clientele ranging from super stars to super beginners. His approach to vocal issues combines empirical knowledge with satirical wisdom. Logging over 3,000 performances before becoming a vocal trainer, he knows first hand what it takes to sing for your supper.
Michelle Markwart Deveaux (20:53)
Founder and Curator of The SpeakEasy Cooperative for Independent Voice Studio Owners
National Association of Teachers of Singing Chapter President (California Capital)
John Henny (22:36)
John has trained hundreds of voice teachers (through master classes and his online Voice Teacher Bootcamps)
and has been a featured columnist for Backstage Magazine, and has lectured and taught at USC, The Learning Annex, Mount Saint Mary's, and Paul McCartney's Liverpool Institute of the Arts.
Music Academy in Glendora CA and Skype lessons.
Chris Johnson (25:01)
Professor Michelle Breedt (29:12)
Michelle Breedt teaches at universities in both Munich , Germany and Bern , Switzerland while continuing to perform internationally alongside other opera greats including Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, and Cecelia Bartoli.
Professor Sooah Park, DMA (32:30)
Dr. Park is an Assistant Professor of Music at the University of Texas at Tyler and is an active professional opera performer and recitalist.
Carl Wehden (35:43)
Karen Michaels (36:44)
Karen has a degree in Vocal Performance from Citrus College and actively performs as a solo artist, with her jazz band, and with her all-female vocal jazz trio, Dangerous Curves.
Karyn O'Connor (40:54)
Kate Baker (44:56)
Lessons in Greenwich Village, NYC, West Orange, NJ, and by Skype.