Thanks guys. Some good advice there. It’s deyseems to be about tongue discipline and repetition and retraining old habits which can take a lot of work. I find it’s just a ‘lazy’ way that quite a few people sound the th, by connecting the bottom lip and top teeth and a lot of the time they don’t hear the difference. Particularly younger singers w…[Read more]
@jonny-black Hi Jonny,
Great to see a few responses to your forum post – https://mgrmusic.com/community/groups/music-teachers/forum/topic/student-articulation/ 🙂 I will talk with Matt Pocock next time I catch up with him about it as he really knows his stuff when it comes to the elocution side of things & let you know his advice.
Just wondering if anybody has encountered an issue I have with quite a few of my students (especially younger students) with their inability to distinguish between the ‘th’ and ‘f’ sound. So quite often in songs words like thought becomes fought and think becomes fink.
I’ve tried a few exercises to get them firstly to recognise…[Read more]
Jonny Black replied to the topic Who has a similar voice and range to me? (Singing Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Just found it online when I searched vocal ranges 🙂
Jonny Black started the topic Who has a similar voice and range to me? (Singing Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers 10 months, 2 weeks ago
I often get asked by my students “so, who has a similar voice and range to me”? I quite like this chart to give people an idea. Also, what do people consider a ‘middle C’ C3 or C4? I find this causes confusion with my students.
Jonny Black replied to the topic Ideas and Organisation Tips for Lesson Plans, Notes After Classes (All Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I have a book/diary and make notes after each lesson. I’d never remember everything otherwise that I’ve asked them to prepare/practice for next lesson. I just have lots and lots of books with old records in. I can carry that around with me then too.
I’ve had quite a few situations with people wanting to cancel pre-booked block bookings and asking for refunds etc. I generally run with a no refund policy however I treat each situation according to the person and their particular approach and attitude. I try and be as reasonable and flexible as possible. Matthew and I came up with…[Read more]
Jonny Black replied to the topic Welcome to the mgrmusic.com Community (All Teachers) in the forum Music Teachers 2 years, 5 months ago
Matthew – this is excellent. really easy to use and going to be so helpful.
I’m Jonny, singing teacher in Manchester where business is booming. Look forward to sharing ideas and thoughts on here.
I’m a little late but better late than never and I need to get my points up! (want a badge!)
Cheers guys for the good advice. My instinct was to just stand my ground as it’s quite annoying when students just think they can cancel an agreement on a whim however I think it could be quite stressful as she seems the type who may take a legal route and I had nothing concrete in my Terms and conditions about it. I’ve decided to change the terms…[Read more]
Just wanted to ask your advice on a student situation that has cropped up today or if any of you have encountered a similar situation.
One of my students booked and prepaid 10 lessons with me a couple of months ago and I gave her a discount of 10% so she paid me £270. She had 2 lessons and has been sluggish in arranging her 3rd…[Read more]