Best of 2023 - Our top five podcast episodes
This Is A Voice
by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes
2M ago
We're rounding off the year with our annual Best Of selection. We broadcast 20 episodes in 2023, so we divided them into four groups of five and got our listeners (and watchers on YouTube) to vote for their favourite episode in each group. Then we chose the "WildCard" fifth episode ourselves. We're introducing excerpts from each of the top five episodes as voted for by you. If you don't want to know which episodes we chose, look away now... Top episode from January-March - Season 7 Episode 5 with Kate Bassett, Vocal Surgery and Beyond part 1, Injury, signs and rehab Top episode from April-J ..read more
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The Singer's Safe Haven - Building confidence through compassionate coaching
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by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Lisa Perks
2M ago
In This Is A Voice podcast S8 Ep8 Lisa Perks returns to talk about creating a safe space in the vocal studio for singers to discover their voice and individuality. Lisa shares with Dr Gillyanne Kayes and Jeremy Fisher insights and techniques to nurture each singer on their vocal and emotional journey 00:00 No room for shame 01:32 Discussing the concept of good disagreement 03:39 The power of asking 'Why?' 04:50 Patient empowerment in medical contexts 07:32 Research on the impact of shame on musicians 11:18 Taking charge of what you do 12:54 Creating safe spaces for singers 17:26 The importanc ..read more
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Season 8 Mini bonus - Polls for Best Of 2023
This Is A Voice
by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes
2M ago
We're about to record our "Best of 2023" episode and YOU can help us choose. This mini-bonus episode of our This Is A Voice podcast contains four polls to help you choose your favourite episodes of 2023. There are 20 episodes to choose from and we've divided them into four groups of 5. POLL 1, January-April episodes https://forms.gle/7TsTsVcdVJpj5KZZ9 POLL 2, April-June episodes https://forms.gle/TKmgRchZcynFURqm6 POLL 3, June-October episodes https://forms.gle/A6oxVtdqesK4YdDG8 POLL 4, October-December episodes https://forms.gle/XGY3MMFuS33iDaJb7 Vote for your favourite episode in each g ..read more
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Overcoming vocal shame - how singing teachers & vocal coaches can support their singers
This Is A Voice
by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Lisa Perks
2M ago
In This Is A Voice podcast S8 Ep7 we're diving into the sensitive topic of shame in the singing world. In this wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Gillyanne Kayes, Jeremy Fisher and special guest Lisa Perks, we explore how shame can shape and limit a singer's journey, regardless of their background.  Whether you're an amateur vocational singer or a seasoned professional performer, you need to know about this crucial hidden aspect of vocal artistry.  00:00 Shame used as a weapon 01:41 Lisa's journey 03:13 The impact of voice problems 04:21 The role of shame in singing and teaching 05 ..read more
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Breaking the bias - a conversation about transformative voice coaching with Anne Leatherland
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by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Anne Leatherland
3M ago
Join us in an insightful and empowering episode with our Associate Trainer, singing teacher and life coach Anne Leatherland.  In Season 8 Episode 6 Anne returns to share her unique approach to helping women find their voice, both literally and metaphorically, in professional settings.  We discuss the challenges women face regarding voice perception in the workplace and explore strategies for communicating with confidence and impact. Voice is a key component of identity, and we discuss ways to align internal and external voices, and adapt to societal expectations without losing pers ..read more
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Exploring Values and Beliefs in Teaching Voice, with Anne Leatherland
This Is A Voice
by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Anne Leatherland
3M ago
In This Is A Voice podcast S8 Ep5 we dive into the fascinating world of values and beliefs with our special guest, Anne Leatherland of Vocal Intuition. We discuss how understanding your values can transform your teaching and coaching, help you to align with your true self and move your career towards a life that’s more fulfilling and enjoyable. Anne Leatherland started her professional life as a chemistry teacher. As a recreational singer she had no qualifications and did not go to “music college”. But a sense of her own values and determination led her through a singing diploma to singing te ..read more
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What matters to you? Putting what you love into your career
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by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes
4M ago
Today we're asking the question "What matters to you?" Do you already know, or do you need time to think about it? As singing teacher and vocal coach we can direct our careers to include doing what we love and what matters to us. In this episode we share the important things in our lives, what we MUST do for our own peace of mind. The parts of our individual careers that bring us joy. What brings you joy? Answers on a postcard... 0:00 Aiming your career 1:47 What matters to Jeremy - piano playing 3:10 NOT playing piano in the masterclass 5:05 What Jeremy listens for in new singers 8:43 Confid ..read more
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Your voice & AI - tools for the singing studio
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by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Karen Michaels
4M ago
She's back! Social media expert and app lover Karen Michaels shares her favourite tools for your singing studio We explore finding your "voice" (your social media persona) and how to write your value statement in 1 hour.  Analysing who you love working with and shifting your business to embrace them.   How to coach a song even when you've not heard it before.  And Karen shares her three best apps for helping you in the singing studio. It's a cracking episode and we're rocking and rolling! 0:00 Finding your voice 3:43 Jeremy’s favourite clients 5:07 Karen does a shoutout 6 ..read more
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The Rise of ChatGPT - How AI is changing the voice industry. With social media manager Karen Michaels
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by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes with Karen Michaels
5M ago
Social media expert Karen Michaels joins us for a fascinating discussion on the transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the world of singing, voice education and singing teacher marketing. Karen shares her wealth of knowledge on harnessing the power of apps and AI in your socials. We’re chatting about the importance of authenticity in your online presence, avoiding burnout on social media and curating your feeds to create a positive and inspiring online environment for yourself. Karen’s sharing her real-life experiences (including being our own social media manager) with tips ..read more
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So where were we? Gillyanne & Jeremy talk past successes and future plans
This Is A Voice
by Jeremy Fisher and Dr Gillyanne Kayes
5M ago
We've been off the air for two months - so where were we? And where are we going? In this opening episode for Season 8, we reveal our future plans for singers, singing teachers, choral leaders and theatre MDs 00:00 Our 80th podcast episode! 01:05 Our Teacher Accreditation Programme 02:14 Our discoveries on the Discovery Calls 06:10 SIXTY contact hours 07:32 Changes to our online singing teacher courses 08:45 In-person appearances and masterclasses 12:33 Podcast guest and AI 15:36 The inspiration for our articles 19:50 Getting angry over nothing 22:16 Going for a singing teacher job interview ..read more
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