Choirs and vocal ensembles in Amsterdam
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by Linor Oren
23m ago
As a singing teacher, I noticed that many of my students were lost looking for a choir that suited them. So I decided to make an overview of choirs, vocal ensembles and singing groups in Amsterdam, both amateur and professional, by genre and/or language. Go ahead, book the one you like or go for a tryout. MUSICAL THEATER CHOIRS The Merry Poppins Of course I mention my own choir The Merry Poppins here: we sing new arrangements of the best musical songs – think Sister Act, Fiddler on the Roof, Hair. But also modern classics like Let’s generalize about men from Crazy ex-girlfriend. We are ..read more
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Learning to sing at an older age – when is it too late?
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
When it too late to sing? Are you too old to take voice lessons? Can one improve their voice later in life? Singing with an aging voice is something we all will deal with at some point, or are dealing with right now. Let's dive in and see what we can do about it. Brandy is a singer, has been signing since she was 24. She is 44 now. Last time I heard Brandy was on MTV when I was a teenager (I don’t need to tell you that was a looong time ago), so I was very curious to hear if she “has still got it”? Is she still the badass, agile soulful voice I knew? Quick Navigation Is the o ..read more
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‘Why am I so bad at singing?’ – my manifesto
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
I interviewed people in the park. Were they told they can't sing in a recent or not so recent past? And how did that affect the joy they get out of singing? In other words, has 'why am I so bad at singing' affected their singing behaviour? What emerges from my vox pop in the park is: Many people were told negative things about their singing. Many people confess - without me asking - that they can't sing. To be fair: from this video I left out the people who weren't told bad things about their singing. The numbers are as follows:  From the 33 people I asked, 17 remembered getting ne ..read more
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How to get over stage fright when singing
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
Can we get rid of our stage fright while we sing? We have heard quite a few celebrity performers testifying to struggling with stage fright. For example: Adele, Barbara Streisand, Alan Rickman. This stuff is hard. For me, it started bad. I couldn't make a single singing sound if I knew anyone was listening. Now I am a perofessional singer and I love performing - so yes. You can overcome performance anxiety as a singer.  In this article I will give you the methods I have found to help with stage fright while you sing, and all about my story as well.  To deal with stage fright we hav ..read more
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How to become a professional singer: the 6 skills you need
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
Had you asked me twenty years ago what it would take to become a professional singer, I would have guessed: talent, hard work and luck. But today I realise that it takes a different skill set. Sure, it takes some talent. And definitely it takes hard work, but you need to know what to focus on. And luck? No. And... some things weren't on my radar that I know now... entrepreneurial skills and business skills! Quick Navigation Skill 1. Singing talent - can I buy some at the store? Skill 2. Musical and stage skills My stage course to improve skills 1&2 Skill 3. Business skills Skill 4 ..read more
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Can anyone learn to sing?
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
Can anyone learn to sing? I don’t like it when voice teachers answer this question with: absolutely 100 percent yes. It sounds like they’re trying to sell you something, which they are.  I can tell you that each and every student I had could improve their singing, including singing in tune. And I've met some difficult cases - which I love, by the way. I’ve had quite a few students who came to me with the following ‘symptoms’ that might be confused with tone deafness or some other insurmountable vocal issue: A very limited range  No awareness of if they were hitting the r ..read more
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Cheap voice lessons – how to spend less money on singing
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
Learning how to sing isn't a cheap endeavor, especially if you want to go all the way to becoming a professional. How can you limit the amount of money you spend, while not limiting the progress you make? I used to be one of those students who spent all their money on high ticket singing teachers. It was not a good feeling, even though the teachers were good. I basically spent all my money on singing lessons. It took me a few years after I started making enough to live on before I realized it’s ok to buy winter boots in a Berlin winter...   I understand some people just don’t have the d ..read more
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How does singing work?
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
How does singing work? And why do singers need to learn about the anatomy of the voice?  Simple. If you don’t know what it is, what it looks like and what it does - it will be in the dark. Following a teacher may work, but it will be a hit or miss, you will have no real idea what you are doing. Knowing about the voice and then knowing how to use it are not the same thing. Yet the first is crucial in order to effectively do the other. Why do singers need to know about other body parts? As I learned the hard way, it’s incredibly difficult to sing with muscle tension, especially in ..read more
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Vocal resonance exercises: get more power and volume
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by Linor Oren
1M ago
How to sing louder without effort and without losing your voice? Join me in these vocal resonance exercises, on video. These will help you to get a fuller, richer sound. Quick navigation Vocal power without sounding aggressive Where is our resonance? Our speaking voice will give a fuller sound Exercise 1. The hand trap Exercise 2. Speaky quality: yo yo yo Exercise 3. Trill to vowel Exercise 4. Inhale on a vowel Exercise 5. Backward motion (pointing with thumb) Two extra tricks to get more resonance Vocal power without sounding aggressive We all want to ..read more
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How to learn singing – without spending a lot of money
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by Linor Oren
2M ago
Learning how to sing isn't a cheap endeavor, especially if you want to go all the way to becoming a professional. How can you limit the amount of money you spend, while not limiting the progress you make? I used to be one of those students who spent all their money on high ticket singing teachers. It was not a good feeling, even though the teachers were good. I basically spent all my money on singing lessons. It took me a few years after I started making enough to live on before I realized it’s ok to buy winter boots in a Berlin winter...   I understand some people just don’t have the d ..read more
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