Lovely feedback from a new student 😊 it's a joy to be part of people's singing journey 🎶
Throwback- in the studio with my lovely student @sheisornella 🎤🎶 📸 @slaterkingphoto
Books, tea and hot baths are pretty much what Sundays were made for ( especially appreciated after a chilly bike ride) Ahhhh 😊🧘♀️☕📖 #daisyjonesandthesix #bookstagram #instabook #tea #dayoff #aromatherapy #bath #lazysunday #womeninmusic #vocalcoach #singersofinstagram
The fruits of a doodling session I had last weekend. I've never learned how to draw 'properly' or refine a skill in this area. It's always been undisciplined, free form and from my imagination. There's no pressure for me to be 'good' at it, but I enjoy letting my mind empty on the page and colour in general gives me joy. What do you like doing to unwind?
I heard a really interesting story yesterday. The rapper Plan B was telling presenter James O'Brien that at one point he seriously doubted his ability to sing at all...why? Because friends would come over and accompany him on a guitar that was tuned by ear ( badly) and then when he went to perform with properly tuned instruments he couldn't understand why everything went horribly wrong. He was straining and trying to sing in a different key. Unless you've been musically trained ( and many of us singers haven't) this is the kind of simple thing that can make you feel like you suck. But here's the glorious thing ...there is ALWAYS a logical explanation when you're struggling with your voice, when it doesn't represent you or you've fallen out of love with it. And if there's a logical reason, that means there's a logical solution. Sometimes it's as simple as tuning your guitar right.Personally find this incredibly encouraging. I hope you do too. Even people as talented as Plan B have to learn these lessons ( and what an incredible artist he is!) Whatever you want to achieve or overcome, there IS a way! 😊❤️
What are your favourite songs to sing ( whether in the shower or in the street?) Perhaps it's a song that fits your voice like a glove or an ear worm that returns to you throughout your life? In my late teens my days were filled with Regina Spektor melodies ( as my uni flatmates will attest to 🤣) and regularly belting out the chorus of 'Gimme Shelter' by the Rolling Stones. ( I'm sure it wasn't annoying 😉) I heard the awesome Phoebe Waller- Bridge share a hilarious tale of her earworm on the How to Fail podcast with @elizabday recently. Apparantly the morning after a tinder date she was belting out 'At Last' by Etta James and turned to the ashen face of her date having a slight panic...she then had to explain to him it was just a catchy tune 🤣 📸@slaterkingphoto
Decided to make the most of the sun this morning with a walk on the heath ❤️😊 feel grateful for this little patch of nature in North London.
Being a singer, musician ( and human being!) Isn't always easy. Whether you're a professional singer/ musician or not, I hope you will find this list of resources useful if you're struggling. This includes charities and helpful websites, but also mood boosting podcasts ( for example 'Mad World's by @bryonygordon and 'Wobble' by @thissarahpowell and @julesvonhep - all lovely humans 😊) go to singwithhannah.com/blog for more 🎤🎶🧠
Music lovers! ❤️🎶 When did you fall in love? I was around 6 years old and was introduced to The Planets by Gustav Holst at school. I was completely transported and moved. The Galaxy opened up to me...I could see the vivid red of Mars, I could feel the melancholy and beauty of Venus in my soul. 💫🌟 When did you first feel the power of music? ❤️