Author: Dr Daniel K Robinson

You Are Enough!

You Are Enough!

Be Kind to Yourself I want to take a quick moment to encourage you to be kind to yourself. Right now, whatever you are doing, whoever you are with, I want you to know that ‘you are enough!’ Our modern culture of social-media-driven comparisons has a terrible habit of telling us what we are not…

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ICVT2017 Report

ICVT2017 Report

ICVT2017 – Six Days in Stockholm Allow me to pose a simple question: “Why do we attend conferences?” A simple question often requires a detailed answer, and that is certainly the case when I reflect on my time in Stockholm, Sweden during early August 2017 when I attended the ninth International Congress of Voice Teachers…

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I Don’t Know It All

I Don’t Know It All

Vocal Acoustics I know I do not know it all, and yet it is still sobering each time this fact confronts me. As an educated man, I pride myself in the collection of knowledge. I would like to think I do not allow this sense of pride to puff me up so that I think…

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Keep It Simple Singer!

Keep It Simple Singer!

Simple Singing Exercises I think when it comes to learning to sing, many of us fall into the trap that suggests ‘complex is best!’ With the prevalence of YouTube and ‘learn to sing’ channels there is an overabundance of complex singing exercises available to anyone with a mobile device or computer. Is there still a…

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Singing Methods vs. Singing Principles

Singing Methods vs. Singing Principles

Singing Methods vs. Singing Principles Before we talk-singing methods, let’s first talk mobile phones. Trust me…I am going somewhere with this! One of the most successful tech companies of the past twenty years is Apple. For some consumers, Apple products are akin to sacred talismans, invoking religious fervour. Every time a new iPhone is released…

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Sacrificing Our Artistic Young

Sacrificing Our Artistic Young

TV Talent Show: Sacrificing Our Artistic Young It happened again last night! The Australian season of the TV Talent show started with the first teaser advertisement for “The Voice Australia (Season 6).” Wow. Is it that time already? I must admit that TV Talent shows remind me of an ancient pagan ritual during which we…

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The ‘not-so’ Impossible Dream

The ‘not-so’ Impossible Dream

Can anyone learn to sing? I cannot tell you how many times in my twenty-year teaching career that I have been asked this question: can anyone learn to sing? It will come as no surprise, given my vocation (and passion) as a singing voice specialist, that I unequivocally believe it is the birthright of every human…

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Singing with Confidence

Singing with Confidence

Singing with Confidence I am guessing singing is a big part of your life. For some it is dance. For other’s it’s art. But for us, it’s singing with confidence. Why? What is it about singing that captivates you? At this time of year, I have many new students step into my studio. The level…

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Develop Better Vocal Health in 2017

Develop Better Vocal Health in 2017

7 Steps to Better Vocal Health: What are your goals for the new year? Lose weight, eat healthily, spend more time with family and friends? More specifically, what are your singing goals for 2017? Better pitch accuracy, more performing and successful auditions are among the top goals I hear every January when my studio opens for…

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