Tips For Singing With A Live Orchestra
The Julie Brown Voice Studio caters to students of all skill levels, including singers who have upcoming appearances with live orchestras. My experience singing with an orchestra comes in handy when I’m working with these students. Here are some tips:
- Tap into the vibe- There is a sense of a millisecond delay when working with an orchestra, versus working with a piano accompaniment or band. So many people are involved and everyone is looking to the conductor. Let the millisecond delay allow you to be in a more peaceful place when you sing. Feel the energy and allow it to calm you. This divine energy supports you while you sing.
- Fermata time is your diva time to shine! You can’t rush an orchestra or a conductor, but you sure as hell can take your time during fermatas because the orchestra is pausing for you. That’s your diva time.
- Be a sweet diva! A good diva is supported by the divine energy. She supports the orchestra and the orchestra supports her. Everyone has a divine gift. Take the ego out and support each other.
- Enjoy your best voice! Inner and outer.
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Before & After: Improving Your Presentation and Speaking Voice
Come to JBVS and transform your speaking voice with Julie’s new Speech Package! In the following videos, Manesh (who gives regular presentations in his business) wanted to perfect his speaking voice. Here are two videos. One from the first lesson, and the other at the end of the second lesson. In two weeks his voice and demeanor has dramatically transformed:
Above is Manesh at the beginning of his first lesson. Below is the drastic change after just two lessons.
To sign up, email Julie at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow this link to a contact form!
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Julie Brown Voice Studio
Take 20 Years off your Speaking Voice in One Lesson
I help students in one lesson master their breath control and support which results in a more resonant confident speaking tone.
Poor breath support causes us to wear our voices out. This leads to improper placement. Come to Julie Brown Voice Studio for a Speaking Voice Makeover. Politicians, Public speakers, teachers, attorneys and salesmen benefit greatly from these valuable tools.
This is a 20 sec clip of Kathy’s speaking voice at the beginning and end of the lesson. At the beginning her voice was more scratchy sounding due to the lack of air supporting her voice. I supplied the Acapelladiva method of breathing which led to a more supported clear and youthful tone.
As the head of hiring at a major corporation, she was so pleased to see that her voice kept the interviewees at ease and that she experienced a more successful interview and fruitful hiring process.
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 the Voice: Benefits of Singing Lessons for Children with Autism
“Your work is the real sunshine as it comes from the depth of your soul where no one can see. You are a blessing.” -Student’s Mother
When we enter the world of autism, see from their perspective of 100% non-ego attachment, we do indeed see the divine. The result is breathtaking. In my vocal studio, I tailor each lesson to meet the individual needs of every student. My son, who has autism, has been my greatest teacher. I have a quest and ability to help other parents of children with autism find their child’s unique strengths, their inner and outer voice. By approaching teaching through the lens of autism, I can show parents how to apply teaching techniques incorporating visual, sensory, and auditory inputs. The end result is increased focus, eye contact, concentration, ability to sing, and reduction of sensory overload. It is so fun to see excited parents watching their child’s attention span and eye contact dramatically increase and blossom. The benefit for the parent is a better connection to the child with less exhaustion and frustration. I am teaching the parent by giving them the necessary tools and how to use them. It’s teamwork!
Look for future posts about how homeschooling my autistic son has informed my teaching ability to help students of all kinds. If you are not in Austin, check out my videos online that demonstrate singing, breathing and the mind-body connection in the Beginner’s Bundle.
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+ at +Juliebrownvoicestudioone, on her YouTube Channel: JulieBrownVoiceStudio, and see her client reviews on Yelp.
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