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Full Voice Music Blog

Welcome to the FULL VOICE Music Teacher Blog! We are passionate about sharing great resources and inspirational articles for the inspired vocal music teacher (that’s YOU!) Your comments and ideas are always welcome.

Our Latest Posts

Why Singers Need to Move - By Christin Coffee Rondeau

March 29, 2018 

We all know that clean, crisp movements work best on stage. But they can be intimidating to practice, leading to the bent elbows and small, half-hearted gestures we teachers know and loathe. If we were to develop a studio culture of intentional movement and creative exploration, I wonder: would our students begin to see themselves as naturally rhythmic people? Would they develop a greater sense of spatial awareness? Would they carry themselves--on stage and off--with more grace and confidence?

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Voice Lessons for the SUPER YOUNG singers! by Christin Coffee Rondeau

July 7, 2017 

"A lesson for a young student looks different from a traditional lesson...with very young musicians the goal is creative play rather than traditional voice study."

Music educator and Guest Blogger, Christin Coffee Rondeau shares 10 fun ideas to engage the little (little) singers! (because they are ready for voice lessons!)

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5 Reasons Why Your Voice Students are Not Practicing

September 10, 2016 

Practicing is a challenge for all music students. For beginner voice students there are some issues unique to the singing instrument that can be holding them back. Here are five situations that often prevent our students from singing at home. (With easy strategies to help them get to work!)

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5 Ideas for Fun Summer Voice Lessons

April 10, 2016 

It’s April - but summer is just a few months away. If you haven’t started planning your amazing summer teaching schedule – you may find yourself with a Swiss cheese schedule (holes everywhere – get it?)
With some creative planning, your summer schedule can be full of new opportunities (and new students!)

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Finding AWESOME Songs for Young Singers

January 7, 2016 

Finding great songs for your singing students can be time consuming and frustrating. We are compiling a list on this blog post with YOUR ideas. Share your favorite tunes and check out the other ideas listed here! 

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Teacher/Student Relationships: Working with the Reluctant Singer

September 22, 2015 

Why do some singers think Vocal Teachers have an evil agenda? 

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Private Music Teachers: How to Get Paid ON TIME!

September 14, 2015 

Do Families forget to pay for their lessons?  How can you make it easy for your families to pay you on time without the awkward conversation? There is a simple solution.

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The ONE Word that will make your Students Sing Better

September 4, 2015 

When instructing our students to make corrections when singing/playing we need to be mindful of the language and wording we are using. More importantly, we need to be watching our students carefully to see if our instruction is actually being understood and implemented. Often an instruction is given and yet nothing changes. Did they hear you? Did they understand the instruction? Are they in the room but not really “in the room”? Here's one, simple yet effect word that can make a big difference! (No, it's not please)

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Music Teacher Tool Box - 4 Great Websites that you will just LOVE!

August 29, 2015 

Are you looking for resources to help you run a professional, organized and creative teaching studio. Check out these great website services that don't cost much - if anything at all! 

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