Hey everyone! Apologies this is late getting to you – holidays madness got the best of me this weekend.

Isla

What we worked on: “Guy That I’d Kinda Be Into” and finding some strength for belting.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 – 20 mins a day.

What to practice: Find your breathing your breath and shaping your vowels.

How to practice most effectively: Remember to drop your jaw so you can create a bit more space for sound to occur. Pay attention to your breathing around bar 37! Practice your oo vowels through “who knew”.

Raavie

What we worked on: “Talking to the Moon”

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 – 20 mins a day

What to practice: The new melody in verse 2, your “ah” pronunciation and all your “a” vowels throughout the song, in words like “Crazy”, “Talk” and “Mad”

How to practice most effectively: Stand in front of a mirror and watch yourself as you sing – notice what shapes you’re making as you sing these words. Thing about making a more round “ah” sound like we do together in classes – drop your jaw!

Sahira

What we worked on: “How Far I’ll Go”

Recommended minutes to practice: 20 mins a day.

What to practice: The up and over technique we practiced, like a volcano. Starting soft and getting louder throughout the song.

How to practice most effectively: Practice singing in front of a mirror. Remember to put the hands on the top of your head and sing towards them – let your sound float up to your head and over! Just have fun with it.

How parents can support: She’s mentioned the last few weeks that she hasn’t been practicing. Please please encourage her to do so! Let’s chat a bit at her next lesson.

Tammy

What we worked on: Theory and “Perfect” Here’s the sheet music and a track to practice with.

Recommended minutes to practice: 15 – 20 mins a day.

What to practice: Always start by feeling your breath – breathe into your stomach and out as you sing. And rounding your vowels out.

How to practice most effectively: We talked about dropping your jaw and a little about creating space. Have some fun, experiment, watch yourself in the mirror. Whatever you can and want to do to pay attention to the shapes your mouth is making.

Theory booklet: Linked here is the theory book I’d like to use.

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