Being in the Now when you Sing

Often when students enter the studio they freeze up when they perform. To perform you must be in the now. Students think of what they will do next ie lyrics, technical placement of sound  When they think of other things they are not in the now. When one is in the now one has the power to send emotion with intensity and sing with expression and emotion. This is what moves the audience and make a dynamic performer who moves the audience into the NOW.  Take it a step further and be in the now in all areas of your life!

Finding Your Unique Voice, Your Unique Way

Finding your best voice is finding your unique voice. No voice is like another. No brain is like another. We all have different neural cues in our brain that help us remember how it feels to sing clearly and effortlessly. In the Julie Brown Voice Studio, I do instant vocal analysis and identify my students' unique neural cues to help them find their original voice. This comes in very handy for my artistic students who write their own music and helps you, as a performer, stand out. No matter what level you are, you can apply the AcapellaDiva method to find your unique voice, your unique way. Certain words help access technique and they are unique to each singer. I help my students identify their cue so they are able to access singing effortlesslly at their every "beck and call". These easy cues help you remember your technique outside the studio. When this technique is mastered, the sky is the limit! Sing your best! Julie About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is also known by her stage name of Acapelladiva℠. She is the creator of the genera of music that combines heavy metal / gothic rhythm with opera overlays know as Gothera®. Her students include celebrity artists and [...]

Voice Students, Knowing Your Potential With The Tools You Have

Many times students come into my studio and they have thoughts of a limitation due to experiences in the past. One way I help people realize their potential is to think of the present and follow up in the future. Being in the present means breathing correctly, being calm, and eliminating negative self-talk. As singers we are vulnerable and exposed, as we are the instrument and we take personally how people react to our voice. We must be our best fan, not our worst critic! When you are your best fan you will reach your potential, especially when you incorporate the Acapelladiva℠ method of conscious thought, conscious breathing, and conscious action. Learn more about the Acapelladiva method to utilize the tools to help you reach your vocal potential. Sing your best and speak your best! Love, Julie

By |January 31st, 2015|Blog, Health, Professional Tips, Psychology of the singer, Singing Lessons|

Self-Nurture Tips For Singers

This post is inspired by Leonard Bronik, a very dear friend, who lovingly shares his wisdom of 70+ years. 1. Act in every moment, and each moment thereafter in awareness of nourishing your "self". 2. Execute every action purposefully. Actions, like musical notes, become the music. 3. As singers, we must take care of ourselves by mindfully choosing nourishing actions, just as athletes nourish their bodies to perform at peak level. We too are athletes. We must have discipline to empower our inner voices to have the confidence to follow our dreams.   For example we can choose the following: Get plenty of sleep, preferably eight hours. Drinking plenty of water. Surround ourselves with loving, positive friends, and family. Avoid toxic situations and people, just like you avoid junk food and cigarettes. Savor every moment of every day. Be grateful for every breath you take. Look at each action you take at nourishing yourself each and every moment, and thereafter. As a result, you'll go out and sing your best! Ask yourself: How am I nourishing (your name)? What actions does (your name) choose to take right now that is nourishing? It's not just the thought, it's the action that counts.   About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is [...]

By |May 10th, 2014|Blog, Health, Psychology of the singer|

Psychology of Singer: Be Your Best Fan!

Have the willingness to see clearly: Be Your Best Fan and Achieve Your Goals. I often tell my students to will themselves to be calm, and see clearly while visualizing their success.  Combine this with the Acapelladiva method  of  proper breathing, support, and clear sound placement. Employing these tools,  I remind students to ease their negative thoughts or performance anxiety by conquering their thoughts. Often we let others who criticize us determine our destiny, or we become our worst critics  in our minds and undermine and sabotage ourselves. This totally limits our potential as singers. There are plenty of critics out there  so choose be your Best Fan Not your worst critic! Conquer self defeating thoughts acknowledge your successes each and every day. Master your mind as well as your voice. When mastered you are a singer who knows infinite possibilities the universe has to offer. About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is also known by her stage name of Acapelladiva®. She is the creator of the genera of music that combines heavy metal / gothic rhythm with opera overlays know as Gothera®. Her students include celebrity artists and singers from established and upcoming bands in all genres from all over the world. Ms. Brown does not just give vocal instruction, but creates singers. You can also follow Julie Brown Voice Studio on Twitter at @JulieBrownVoice, on Facebook at Julie Brown Voice Studio, on Google+ [...]

By |April 24th, 2014|Blog, Health, Professional Tips, stamina|

Health: Sore Throat Remedy

   

By |April 6th, 2014|Blog, Health|

Technique Tip: Conscious Posture

Conscious posture begins with conscious appropriate thought. Just as I tell my students to consciously breathe  I also emphasize conscious posture. Proper body alignment takes awareness. Not just at lessons but 24/7. My students wear their conscious breathing/posture bracelets to facilitate neural connections where they incorporate conscious posture at all times. This also promotes feeling well-being and calmness. Make this a daily habit. It is a gift to yourself to have conscious posture which in turn promotes conscious breathing and beautiful singing. Sing your best! Julie

By |April 6th, 2014|Blog, Health, Lessons|

Hydration: Infused Waters

  Drink Infused waters! Here are their benefits to help with detoxification, energy, and hydration. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking. 1. Green tea, mint, lime:     fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener. 2. Strawberry, kiwi:     cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion. 3. Cucumber, lime, lemon:     water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion 4. Lemon, lime, orange:     digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature. To save this post, make sure to share! Then it will be stored in your personal space.

By |April 6th, 2014|Blog, Health|

Singer’s Sore Throat Tea

    Make sure you have some of this ready. It's a great recipe for sore throats and chest colds. Makes about 2 cups: Supplies: 1. Two lemons thoroughly cleaned and sliced 2. Two piece of ginger about the size of your pointer and middle finger together sliced into coin size pieces 3. Honey (about 1 cup-maybe more) In a 12-16 oz. jar combine lemon slices and sliced ginger. Pour honey (organic is best) over it slowly. This may take a little time to let the honey sink down and around the lemon and ginger slices. Make sure when the honey has filled in all the voids, there is enough to cover the top of the lemon slices. Close jar and put it in the fridge, it will form into a "jelly". To serve: Spoon jelly into mug and pour boiling water over it. Store in fridge 2-3 months. Remember to Share.   About Julie Brown Voice Studio The Julie Brown Voice Studio is an internationally acclaimed salon located in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. The studio’s proprietor, Julie C. Brown, is an accomplished performer and instructor in voice technique, singing, and vocal control. In addition to Julie Brown Voice Studio, Ms. Brown is also President and CEO of Sing Your Best Julie Brown Voice Studio, an online instructional website featuring many of her unique vocal teaching techniques in video format. An international opera singer and performer, Ms. Brown is also known by her stage name of Acapelladiva®. She is the creator of the genera of music that combines heavy metal / gothic rhythm with opera overlays know as Gothera®. Her students include celebrity artists and singers from established and upcoming bands in all genres from all over [...]

By |March 29th, 2014|Blog, Health|
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