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How to sing in tune | Dr Dan Jess Brisbane Singing Teacher

“You can probably sing much better than you think you can,” says Bryan E. Nichols, an assistant professor of music at Pennsylvania State University and director of the Pitch Exploration Lab. Many people believe they’re unable to sing in tune, but less than 2 percent of the population exhibits true amusia, or the inability to […]

Singing lesson benefits for your child | Learn to sing in Brisbane with Dr Dan Jess

When your child learns to sing with Dr Dan Jess or any other teacher, they begin to experience various rewards and benefits, that help them develop across a few areas of their life. While these benefits differ depending on the age of your child, there are some common threads. This article addresses the main advantages […]

3 Elements of Showmanship as a Singer | Singing Lessons Brisbane

Showmanship – or show-womanship – doesn’t equate with flamboyance; it comes from being who you are, but more so. It is about giving your authentic self a platform when you sing, to allow your audience the opportunity to connect with you on a deep and meaningful level. For instance, take a minute to recall the […]

Singing: What is an art song? | Learn to sing in Brisbane

WHAT IS ART SONG? An art song is a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano accompaniment, and usually in the classical tradition. By extension, the term “art song” is used to refer to the genre of such songs. An art song is most often a musical setting of an independent poem or text, […]

Brisbane Singing Teacher Dr Dan Jess Explains Vocal Fry

Dr Dan Jess has been teaching singing in Brisbane for more than 15 years, to a mixture of students from contemporary, jazz, musical theatre and classical/opera backgrounds. Regardless of the singing genre you want to learn, it’s important to know what vocal fry is and how to avoid it sneaking into your practice, which in […]

7 things to ask potential teachers before you start singing lessons in Brisbane

Choosing a singing teacher can make the difference between achieving your goals in a fun way or simply being a waste of time and money. When you find the right teacher, you’ll avoid a lot of frustration and be surprised at what you can do and how fast you can learn. Finding a vocal coach […]

A little love note for the singers who have turned their back on singing

THIS IS A LITTLE NOTE FOR THE SINGERS WHO GREW UP PERFORMING IN GROUPS, BANDS, CHOIRS, EISTEDDFODS, AND COMMUNITY CONCERTS. I have been teaching singing in Brisbane for a long time now. I have seen singing students come and go, jump in and out of groups and choirs, and sometimes choosing never to return to […]