The Friends School built the $10 million dollar auditorium for students and the lucky people of Hobart. I was lucky enough to sing in this superb acoustic and then hold a Masterclass for thirty-four gleeful Musical Theatre aspirants. It was a weekend of open hearted revelation.
To inspire authenticity, is the goal I set myself in front of a class of singers. I have no idea who they are, what they are singing or where they come from. It doesn’t matter much. Anonymity serves the singer.
We want less of you, to see more of you.
Singing and storytelling demands that the singer/storyteller jump so inside the lyric and melody, that we lose sight of them and all their foibles. They must become a medium for the composer and lyricist, not just an interpreter. The performer is that fulcrum betw...
Enfold your heart into the soul of another and leave a legacy of kindness. This is no small thing’.*
Leaving this legacy, is the mark of successful singing. To leave something behind, to have an impact on someone’s life, to move the heart and mind of another is the ultimate and by far the most compelling reason to sing. Such is the power of music and storytelling.
In this ongoing Singing Class Blog I shall unravel the secrets to singing success that I have learnt and explored over 35 years of performing as an actor and a singer. I will reveal my own process or method for singing a song. It is a much more complex act than most realise or understand and it requires intense deliberation if you truly want to hav...