About Sarah John

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Sarah John has created 35 blog entries.

Saturday, May 28, 2017 – Homework! :)

  Heather Things are going well Heather.  I can hear the progress you are making.  continue to explore the "less important" words and their vowels in each bit of phrase. Ensure that these vowels are pure and feel good to sing.  Then when you speed things up and sing complete phrases you will notice greater ease in singing.  I look [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:13-04:00May 29th, 2017|

Saturday, May 13, 2017 – Homework! :)

Samara You've got a great spirit kid and you are bright as anything.  I love your choices of music to sing.  Keep them coming! I'm also impressed with your voice and it's growing strength.  I look forward to hearing you play piano while you sing the next time we meet.  Keep the magic happening kiddo! :) Heather You impress me [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:13-04:00May 15th, 2017|

Samara, Chiara, Isabel, Nicole – 14267-2

Samara Nice to hear the clarity of your voice getting more and more focused.  Notice how repeating certain phrases over and over again help you to find the groove of your voice. Doing this on certain "troublesome" phrases can help you feel way more relaxed and sing more easily.  Using more air on higher passages really shows your strength.  It [...]

2021-09-02T06:09:30-04:00April 30th, 2017|

Saturday, April 22, 2017 – Homework!

Bella You did so well today with your listening and singing back to me.  The song "The Water is Wide" is a lovely song that suits you very well.  I hope you will enjoy continuing to learn it.  I am also impressed with your work at creating 2 and three note chords at the piano with one and two hands [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:16-04:00April 23rd, 2017|

April 15, 2017 – Homework!

Samara I think it would be a great idea to invest in a couple of books of songs.  Check out Amazon on line or Long and McQuade on Bloor to see if you can find something to your liking.  Your voice is getting stronger and I think this is a major breakthrough!  Make sure you do a little singing every [...]

2021-09-06T02:40:50-04:00April 19th, 2017|

Homework April 8, 2017

  Bella You did so well reading the rhythm exercises I showed you. Good for you!  I especially liked your rendition of True Colours.  We should work on that some more. Keep playing around at the piano keyboard especially the black keys.  See if you can make a simple song while playing the black keys. See you soon! Chiara Such [...]

2017-04-11T20:37:34-04:00April 11th, 2017|

Homework Sat, April 1, 2017

Isabel You are doing so very well.  I am impressed by how you are embracing your creativity and expression through your voice.  It is clearly a very important thing for you to do.  I am especially impressed by the initiative you take in approaching songs in different ways.  This is the first step in making songs work for us as [...]

2021-08-05T04:31:07-04:00April 3rd, 2017|

Homework March 25, 2017

Samara You are sounding better and better all the time.  Continue to do gentle warm ups and favour the nasal sounds that focus your voice and breath.  The "witchy" sound is a simple way to get into a place of focus.  I look forward to seeing what new musics you bring us to work on next week!  See you soon! [...]

2017-03-27T11:29:35-04:00March 27th, 2017|

Samara, Bella, Chiara, Isabel, Nicole – 13302-2

Samara A breakthrough day!  Wow!  your voice is sounding great and getting clearer and clearer.  Keep trying different kinds of nasal voices on the Bare song.  Remember to bring your music in a duo-tang or binder next week.  It makes it easier to turn pages. :)  As we mentioned, have a look online or at the music store for a [...]

2021-09-02T05:59:56-04:00March 11th, 2017|

February 25, 2017 – Homework Vocal Students!

Samara Good work this week!  Take some time to sing every day.  You will notice a big difference in your skills. Bring 2 new showtunes that you'd like to learn.  Always be gentle when singing in your higher range.  Practice the "wobble" in your voice, even if it sounds funny.  Keep up the great work! See you soon! :) Bella [...]

2017-09-05T21:46:17-04:00February 28th, 2017|
Go to Top