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Welcome to the RVR Blog

Check out the articles below to view my latest thoughts on singing-related topics.


Mind Over Matter – Your competitive advantage

Introducing the RVR Mind Over Matter Programme Are you serious about rapidly removing all physical and psychological barriers that can impact on your ability to reach your maximum potential? The simplest definition of Hypnotherapy is: The combination of a state of trance (i.e. Hypnosis) with therapeutic suggestions which are designed to make changes to the …

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The rights and wrongs of effective goal setting

What is effective goal setting? Fact: 90% of people that set exciting, substantial goals to improve important areas in their life fail miserably and quit on their dreams inside the first three months into their goal plan. Fact: 10% of people from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds, often coming from absolute poverty or struggling middle …

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Six steps to develop a positive mindset and achieve your vocal goals

I have been coaching & mentoring and developing singers and professional public speakers now, for over twenty years. I couldn’t begin to count the times, over those years when aspiring singers and professional speakers have walked through my doorway and immediately, started pouring their hearts out to me about how much they love to sing, or …

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How to transition from a theatrical singer to an authentic pop rock voice

As a vocal conditioning and performance coach. I regularly receive inquiries from singers that have found that the theatrical vocal style they have developed is now restricting  their ability to sing other styles of music with full confidence.   Many of these singers have become frustrated or concerned at been type cast ie as been …

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Constrictor Muscles, The benefits of learning to sing without waking up your neighbours

Constrictor Muscles, The Benefits of learning to sing without waking up your neighbours. This Rapid Vocal Results, blog addresses, the mechanics of how constrictor muscles work and how they can negatively impact on our vocal production. Very fitting for my first post for 2016, as it’s a big subject lots to tackle and its vital need …

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Turning a sterile performance into stunning. (Becoming a method singer)!

Hi everyone as a vocal conditioning and performance coach. I get to work with a lot of great singers of all ages and levels of ability. From absolute beginners to established recording artists and touring performers. One question that seems to come up regularly among my new students and also with new aspiring artists, is: …

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How to perform, at your best during a singing competition or band audition

As an experienced vocal conditioning coach and artist development coach, I  often work with singers of all ages and music styles to help these students to develop there performing voice so that they can successfully compete in singing competitions.  In fact over the years I’ve worked with and coached singers from NZ Idol and XFactor …

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The #1 Golden rule for building a power house singing voice

Building a powerhouse connected singing voice. I’m a vocal coach that specialises in working with singers to help them strengthen and condition there voice to improve not only there singing technique but also their vocal power and (tone) and of course range. I thought I would share with you a golden rule that beginner, intermediate …

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Connected Voice “The vocal equivalent of Chasing the dragon”

The Connected Voice “The vocal equivalent  of chasing the dragon” When I was a young kid growing up. I was hooked, on listening to my favourite rock, metal singers.  I was always blown away by the power they had in there upper register, I mean these singers, Steven Tyler (Aerosmith), Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Brian …

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Off the shelf singing programmes vs customised coaching, which one is right for me?

Hi everyone, as a vocal conditioning and strengthening coach. I often receive emails, from singers, that are struggling to stay motivated and have become disappointed or frustrated because there voice, is not developing as fast they want it too. These singers often ask me to recommend a good off the shelf “learn to sing programme” that …

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Perfect Pitch or Relative Pitch or close enough to it?

What is perfect pitch? Absolute pitch (AP), widely referred to as perfect pitch, is a rare auditory phenomenon characterized by the ability of a person to identify or re-create a given musical note without the benefit of a reference tone. What is Relative Pitch? Relative Pitch tells you how pitches relate to one another to …

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The million dollar question, that every new singer wrestles with

Hi everyone. If I had a dollar from every new singer that asked me the following question. I would be a very rich man! “If I take singing lessons can you teach me to learn how to sing and sound like my favourite singer”? Okay here’s the no “BS” answer to that question.  Your ability …

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To shout or not to shout that is the question (Part 1) Vocal strain /over use

Hi everyone, as a vocal coach, I often receive email inquiries from all kinds of singers and business professionals, wanting to ask me questions about the most common vocal disorders that can affect a singer, or a public speakers vocal health.   Welcome to the first blog article in a series i will be writting that will …

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