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Singing Simply

By Ivan Lu

Welcome to the Singing Simply show, where our mission is to help adult beginners who want to learn to sing but are struggling with where to start, demystify the process of learning to sing and make it as easy as possible for you the listener. Because let's face it. Learning to sing on your own can be tricky.

If that sounds like you! Don't forget to save this podcast for our weekly voice lesson each Friday.

Hosted by Australian voice teacher, Ivan Lu
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85: Can You Actually Learn How To Sing? | Singing Simply Show |
85: Can You Actually Learn How To Sing? | Singing Simply Show |
Let me reveal the answer here. Yes! You can actually learn how to sing. But you secretly know there. And yet you're still here and searched this video. I think there's more to it! This is why I want to dive into 3 underlying reasons that might be holding you back from actually believing this. ======================================= 🌍 For Voice Lessons (or any questions): https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
14:47
November 24, 2022
84: How I Learnt To Sing In My Mixed Voice (5 Strategies) | Singing Simply Show |
84: How I Learnt To Sing In My Mixed Voice (5 Strategies) | Singing Simply Show |
Mix voice is one of the trickiest concepts to understand when it comes to singing. But once you can build, access, and apply it to a song. Singing becomes fun. Imagine those songs that just seem way too high. Guess what? All of a sudden they are now songs you can sing ======================================= 🌍 For Voice Lessons (or any questions): https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
12:12
November 17, 2022
83: How to Sing Better in 5 minutes | Singing Simply Show |
83: How to Sing Better in 5 minutes | Singing Simply Show |
What's one of the most important things when it comes to singing and sounding better? From studying lots of artists, we've often described them as having a SMOOTH tone/quality. I.e. they sound smooth But what exactly helps it?  I believe it's this concept called legato! Which has been talked about. But let me share it in a way with you so that you actually GET it. ======================================== 🌍 For Voice Lessons (or any questions): https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
12:15
November 10, 2022
82: Recording Vocals For Beginners (Where do you start?) | Singing Simply Show |
82: Recording Vocals For Beginners (Where do you start?) | Singing Simply Show |
Want to start recording your own vocals but not sure where to start? Super honoured to London Based Producer Matteo join me for a episode where we show you exactly the steps needed to start recording and making your vocals sounds more professional Hope this helps! Matteo's Contacts Instagram/TIktok @matteomakesmusic FB - https://www.facebook.com/MatteoMakesMusic Portfolio - www.matteomakesmusic.com  Get In Touch - matteo@matteomakesmusic.com 
43:56
November 03, 2022
81: How I Learnt To Sing High Note [3 Steps] | Singing Simply Show |
81: How I Learnt To Sing High Note [3 Steps] | Singing Simply Show |
Watch this video if you want to learn to sing high notes!  In this video, I'll share and cover 1. 3 Misconceptions when it comes to high notes 2. 3 steps to building your high notes Don't forget to follow for more tutorials like this!  🌍 For Voice Lessons (or any questions): https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
16:33
October 27, 2022
80: Why You're Not Getting Better At Singing | Singing Simply Show |
80: Why You're Not Getting Better At Singing | Singing Simply Show |
If you're feeling confused, if you've been working at your voice for a few years, or maybe you just started.   But no matter what you're doing, no matter all the YouTube tutorials that you've been doing so far, you still feel like you're stuck at ground zero. This is an episode for you.   ------------------------------------   Book A Lesson With Me/Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
06:47
October 20, 2022
79: How to not HATE the sound of your own voice | Singing Simply Show |
79: How to not HATE the sound of your own voice | Singing Simply Show |
So you've finally decided to record your voice. You've put your phone there, you're singing and you're recording it.  Then you hit that dreaded play button and listen back to your clip thinking who the heck is that?   What do you do when you hate the sound of your own voice?  In today's episode, we're gonna tackle and break this down so you can learn how to overcome this and start to enjoy the sound of your own voice.   Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
09:31
October 13, 2022
78: How To Become Less Insecure About Your Singing | Singing Simply Show |
78: How To Become Less Insecure About Your Singing | Singing Simply Show |
Maybe you've been told by your parents OR your friends that you couldn't sing.  Maybe when you try to sing in front of people, your nerves get here, everything tired, ands up and all of a sudden you can't even make a sound.  Sounds familiar? In today's episode, we're gonna be tackling this question of how do we become less insecure, when singing in front of others.    Book A Lesson With Me/Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
08:24
October 06, 2022
77: How To Find & Build Your Resonance (For Beginner Singers) | Singing Simply Show |
77: How To Find & Build Your Resonance (For Beginner Singers) | Singing Simply Show |
In the previous episode we talked about what resonance is. Now the question becomes how do we find and build your resonance as a singer.  This can be tricky when you start but in this episode I share  2 very simple types of resonances that can help you build your voice.   ---------   Book A Lesson With Me/Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
11:07
September 30, 2022
76: What is resonance? (Does Everything Have Resonance) | Singing Simply Show |
76: What is resonance? (Does Everything Have Resonance) | Singing Simply Show |
What is resonance? Why is it important for singing? If you're starting off this can be a particular difficult concept to understand because frankly... you can't see it.  It's something that can be hear/felt but without the right guidance it can be tricky to find.  Let's break it down together!  Book A Lesson With Me/Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
11:07
September 23, 2022
75: "How to overcome fear of singing in public?" | Singing Simply Show |
75: "How to overcome fear of singing in public?" | Singing Simply Show |
Are you afraid of singing in front of people? Maybe you would freeze your tense and you'll get super, super nervous.  If that's you.  In today's episode, we be tackling exactly how to overcome the fear of singing in front of people? And in fact, I'm gonna be sharing three very simple ideas to help you get started with this.   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.    IG @ singwithivan Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
10:35
September 16, 2022
74: "How to get comfortable singing without background vocals?" | Singing Simply Show |
74: "How to get comfortable singing without background vocals?" | Singing Simply Show |
Do you find yourself being lost when you're singing with a karaoke. Maybe the music starts playing playing, and the lyrics come along and you're like, where do I start?    In today's episode, we're gonna be tackling that and I'm gonna be sharing two ideas  on how to get more comfortable singing without the background vocals, or being able to sing with a karaoke.   Stay to the end for a bonus tool on how you can make this process so much easier for you today.    Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.   IG @ singwithivan Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
11:56
September 09, 2022
73: "I feel like I should be practising more" | Singing Simply Show |
73: "I feel like I should be practising more" | Singing Simply Show |
On this journey of learning to sing especially when you're a beginner singer. It's easy to feel like you should be practising more. Or you should be at a certain level of ready.  In this episode, let's quickly dive in a look at some ideas to navigate this invisible hurdle to better singing   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.    IG @ singwithivan Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
10:40
September 02, 2022
72: "Why am I feeling pain in my throat" | Singing Simply Show |
72: "Why am I feeling pain in my throat" | Singing Simply Show |
if you're learning to sing and you start experiencing pain in the throat. It can be super alarming and scary to go through. In this episode, let's do a dive on what's really happening behind the scene and if you should keep practising   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.    IG @ singwithivan Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
05:53
August 26, 2022
71: 3 Mindset Tips For Beginner Singers | Singing Simply Show |
71: 3 Mindset Tips For Beginner Singers | Singing Simply Show |
Here are three mindset tips that if you implement you would massively change the results you're getting when it comes to learning to sing. Let's check out this bad boy together.   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.    IG @ singwithivan Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
11:29
August 19, 2022
70: Simple ear training exercise for beginner singer | Singing Simply Show |
70: Simple ear training exercise for beginner singer | Singing Simply Show |
Singers! If you want to improve your pitch, your ear and your musicality. Here is a very, very simple exercise and maybe even little test to help you get started.   Have a question or want to say hi?  Connect with me here.    IG @ singwithivan  Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
07:28
August 12, 2022
69: Not seeing progress with your singing? 3 steps to reverse engineer why | Singing Simply Show |
69: Not seeing progress with your singing? 3 steps to reverse engineer why | Singing Simply Show |
It can be easy getting stuck with your singing. Especially when you're first starting off. In today's episode, I share 3 simple steps to reverse engineer where you are exactly on your journey and how to get unstuck.  Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here.   IG @ singwithivan  Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
10:53
August 05, 2022
68: 2 steps to ADDING emotions into your singing | Singing Simply Show |
68: 2 steps to ADDING emotions into your singing | Singing Simply Show |
If you're finding that your sound is dull or lifeless. Maybe there's not emotions. Or maybe you just want to take your singing into the next level. Here's 2 simple steps/ideas to adding more emotions to your singing. Check it out!   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me IG @ singwithivan  Email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
09:16
July 29, 2022
67: What actually makes a singer sound good? | Singing Simply Show |
67: What actually makes a singer sound good? | Singing Simply Show |
Everyone wants to sound better. But what are some the things that we're actually looking for? In this episode I share ONE very simple goal that all of us as singers are working towards  If you're just starting off with singing, make sure you understand this so you don't waste time doing the wrong things.   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here. https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
10:03
July 22, 2022
66: Why I don't use voice types with my students | Singing Simply Show |
66: Why I don't use voice types with my students | Singing Simply Show |
Voice types, voice types, voice types. Everyone wants to know if they are a bass, baritone, soprano, alto.   Here's the thing, in this episode I share 3 reasons why I rarely use them with my students.   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here. https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
12:01
July 15, 2022
65: What type of practice should I do (Singing Simply Show)
65: What type of practice should I do (Singing Simply Show)
How do you know what you need to practice when it comes to learning to sing?   Let's break it down together here in 3 simple steps/tips.   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here. https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
11:28
July 08, 2022
64: The Biggest Thing Holding Back Beginner Singers
64: The Biggest Thing Holding Back Beginner Singers
If you're not seeing results with your singing... please take the time to listen to this episode. We go deep...   Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here. https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
19:01
July 01, 2022
63: How To Learn To Sing (Beginner's Edition)
63: How To Learn To Sing (Beginner's Edition)
Learning to sing as a beginner can be so confused. Where do you even start? With all the information on the internet... this can make it even more confusing.  That's why I've created this comprehensive episode. Basically these are the next 5 things I would focus on if I started all over   Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
23:04
June 24, 2022
62: How To Sing Without Tension? (Part 1)
62: How To Sing Without Tension? (Part 1)
Tension is a big one that all of us as singers struggle with. Even the best of us will often bring in unnecessary tension.  If you're looking to remove some tension in your voice, here is a little step 1 for you.   Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/    Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: tinyurl.com/singwithconfidence
13:44
June 17, 2022
61: Why do you REALLY want to learn to sing? | Singing Simply Show
61: Why do you REALLY want to learn to sing? | Singing Simply Show
Why do you really want to learn to sing? Chances are the answer you have RIGHT now is not the answer you'll have by the end of the episode.   Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/    Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
12:57
June 03, 2022
60: Have you been told you can't sing?
60: Have you been told you can't sing?
Have you been told that you can't sing? Maybe by those close to you. Have you been holding onto these words since now. Had the pleasure of interviewing one of my Basecamp clients Marleen. In this interview we cover   What to do when we've been told we can't sing How to manage learning to sing EVEN with a busy schedule Are singing lessons really worth it?    Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
24:59
May 20, 2022
59: Am I really too old to sing?
59: Am I really too old to sing?
Have you ever thought you're too old to sing? Had the pleasure of interviewing one of my high end clients Pablo. In this interview we cover   Are you really too old to sing?  Why invest in singing lessons if it's just a hobby  Group classes vs 1:1 lessons   Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
24:32
May 13, 2022
58: Perfectionism doesn't exist
58: Perfectionism doesn't exist
And... we're back! After a long pause on content we're back. In this episode we talk: How I'm working through COVID + Vocal Fast Updates to this show The vocal buzz and how perfectionism doesn't exist Can anyone really learn to sing or is it a gift/talent...? Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
21:02
April 29, 2022
57: How to sing with more confidence using 'Guided Mastery'
57: How to sing with more confidence using 'Guided Mastery'
Have you ever listened to a performance and thought it was so incredible? The confidence, the voice, the emotions. Chances are they didn't achieve that over night. Being able to build that level of confidence is something that takes time. With the right 'framework', you can get there much quicker Have a question OR want to connect? Dm me @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/ Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
06:57
August 05, 2021
56: How long do I need to practice?
56: How long do I need to practice?
Join me every other Wednesday 11AM AEST on Youtube Live where we break down your singing questions. This week we covered Where you need to start as a beginner Do I need to play an instrument How do I know if i'm singing on key? Join our free private FB group here: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
18:36
July 29, 2021
55: Do I need to play an instrument to sing? (Live Hangout)
55: Do I need to play an instrument to sing? (Live Hangout)
Join me every other Wednesday 11AM AEST on Youtube Live where we break down your singing questions. This week we covered Where you need to start as a beginner Do I need to play an instrument How do I know if i'm singing on key? Take the 5 day challenge here: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
22:19
July 08, 2021
54: 3 ideas to sing with more confidence
54: 3 ideas to sing with more confidence
One of the biggest hurdles I help my students with is singing with more confidence. However singing with confidence can feel vague.  So in today's episode I'd love to share 3 ideas that can help you feel more confident in your voice. Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
09:36
June 10, 2021
53: How to sing high notes? My fastest shortcut atm.
53: How to sing high notes? My fastest shortcut atm.
High notes, high notes. Everyone is obsessed with them including myself.  Here's how you can start building some serious range! Take the 5 day challenge here: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
06:53
June 03, 2021
52: 3 SIMPLE tips to start singing
52: 3 SIMPLE tips to start singing
The hardest step to take is always the first one. In today's episode I'd love to share some ideas on getting started with singing. Even if you have ZERO experience. Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
14:52
May 20, 2021
51: Why your voice type doesn't matter right now
51: Why your voice type doesn't matter right now
Bass, baritone, soprano, alto. We always hear these different voice types and often end up trying to classify ourselves. In today's episode I wanted to share with you why it SIMPLY does not matter for you right now. Check it out! Take the 5 day challenge here: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
09:56
April 22, 2021
50: Why you hate the sound of your voice
50: Why you hate the sound of your voice
Have you ever recorded your voice and asked yourself why it sounds so terrible? You are not alone. In today's episode I reveal my personal story, why we hate the sound of our own voice and what you can do starting today. Take the 5 day challenge OR book a lesson with me here: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
08:27
April 15, 2021
49: My top 3 beginner singer MISTAKES
49: My top 3 beginner singer MISTAKES
If there's one thing I want to do for you as a voice teacher. It is to save you time from making unnecessary mistakes. Personally, I've made many - so for today I want to share my top 3 mistakes that you might be making as a beginner singer. Check it out! Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
08:26
April 08, 2021
48: The Power of the EE vowel
48: The Power of the EE vowel
For a lot of guys, especially those getting stuck in the middle to upper part of their range. Choosing to vocalise with an EE vowel can help you discover some really cool things about your voice. Especially if you want to free up your range. Here's a little behind the scenes of a lesson with Emory who was getting stuck around his vocal break. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
16:52
April 01, 2021
47: Singing a D5 (as a guy...)
47: Singing a D5 (as a guy...)
Singing to a male high C is a tough feat! However there are plenty of songs that require us to get even higher. Here's a link behind the scenes of a lesson with Alan who was getting stuck and having to switch to his falsetto for the higher notes. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
18:60
March 25, 2021
46: When should you not warm up?
46: When should you not warm up?
Warm up exercises should have one purpose. They should get you ready to sing. However sometimes whether it be from Youtube, we start to accumulate a bunch of exercises that not only don't help up get ready to sing, but make us fatigued. In this case - you might as well not warm up! Join us @ How To Sing With Absolutely Zero Experience: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
23:16
March 18, 2021
45: Cracking as you sing higher? (How to get rid of them)
45: Cracking as you sing higher? (How to get rid of them)
Voice crack, flips, losing control. One of our biggest fears as singers is cracking on the climax notes. If this is you, please check out today's session where I guide Colby on managing his voice right around the male break area. This is a tricky area but definitely an area you get can better at. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
15:41
March 11, 2021
44: The ONE minute daily practice
44: The ONE minute daily practice
Here's a little challenge for you all who are struggling to practice consistently. I call it the ONE MINUTE daily practice. Check out the episode to see how it works. Pre-order How To Sing With Absolutely Zero Experience: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
04:07
March 04, 2021
43: How to make your mix voice more reliable
43: How to make your mix voice more reliable
Have you've found your mixed voice? but still struggle with using it reliably in a song. Here's an idea for you to play with for today to help you start building consistency in your upper range?  Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
05:39
February 25, 2021
42: How to build more range | Q&A
42: How to build more range | Q&A
How do you sing higher? Whether it be cracking OR straining, most of us tends to have trouble with hitting some of the higher notes. And this is a fairly common question that I receive from you all. So for today I wanted to do a bit of a Q&A and answer it for you PLUS give a tip that can help you start stretching your range up. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
07:17
February 18, 2021
41: How To Find Your Mix Voice
41: How To Find Your Mix Voice
The elusive mix, is notoriously one of the harder coordinations/sensations to find. If you've been trying to search for your mix and haven't been able to find it. Here's a trick that can help you move up and down your range seamlessly without flipping or shouting Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
06:45
February 11, 2021
40: How a higher tongue can help you sing higher
40: How a higher tongue can help you sing higher
"Keep your tongue flat so you can create space in your mouth". This is by far one of the most common advice given to students. However today, I'd like to show you another way which can hopefully make your singing easier! Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
05:31
February 04, 2021
39: Singing jazz and DEVELOPING your mixed voice | Harry Jay
39: Singing jazz and DEVELOPING your mixed voice | Harry Jay
Ever wanted to perform/sing jazz music. Super honoured today to have Harry Jay who is a professional jazz singer/musician on the show. From starting a band, learning to develop your mixed voice to managing burnout - if this is you, check out the episode! Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply Harry's socials: Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0nxNuJlg9qUqUKaomOc19O?si=cEE1sv9xTwOVt9ultFp0Ew IG: https://www.instagram.com/realharryjay/
39:24
January 28, 2021
38: Building the right vocal habits
38: Building the right vocal habits
Singing is just a bunch of habits and muscles. There's nothing to it more than this. If you aren't singing as well as you want to, chances are there are some vocal habits that are holding you down. The good news with this, is that you can train it! Yes it may take time, but all good things take time. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
03:15
January 21, 2021
37: Songwriting coach breaks down one of YOUR songs - Suzan Koç
37: Songwriting coach breaks down one of YOUR songs - Suzan Koç
Songwriting is a skill! However just having a better voice or learning to play more instruments does not always translate into better songwriting. Here's a session with Suzan Koç who breaks down a track that one of YOU submitted.  Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
44:11
January 14, 2021
36: How to make your voice more interesting
36: How to make your voice more interesting
I often get asked the question, how do I make my voice my interesting? I can sing the notes and match the rhythm but my voice sounds boring compared to my favourite singers. This is a very common problem and I'd love to tackle this for you all out there. In this episode we cover What makes a voice interesting in a song How you can use 'colours' to build more vocal dynamics Applying this little trick into a song Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
08:17
January 07, 2021
35: Why you don't need a music label - Joel Sadler
35: Why you don't need a music label - Joel Sadler
Traditionally, having a successful music career meant being signed by a music label since you would have the financial support and marketing to really help grow your career. However the reality is, the industry today just isn't the same. There are lots of technology including Beatchain that help you really grow your music and fanbase WITHOUT having to lose your royalty.  In this episode we cover Signing with a label vs independent Why you might not want to sign up with a label How Beatchain can help you grow as an independent artist Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply Want to get on Beatchain?: https://beatchain.com/
41:06
December 31, 2020
34: How live music ACTUALLY works on Good Morning America (Christmas Special)
34: How live music ACTUALLY works on Good Morning America (Christmas Special)
Ever wondered how some of the performance you've seen on TV are recorded? Here's a Christmas special with Eddie Luisi who is a Stage manager on America's biggest morning talk show. From Demi Lovato, Taylor Swift and all the big names here is an inside view of how these shows work. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
38:35
December 24, 2020
33: Label vs Independent Artist - Neosha
33: Label vs Independent Artist - Neosha
Should you try to sign for a label or pursue your music as an independent musician? Traditionally, the only way to building a success career in music was clear. But things are changing and with new technology the answer isn't so clear. Check out this chat with Neosha, an independent songwriter based in Florida. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
27:01
December 17, 2020
32: Singers, shock your potential - Michael Sherlock
32: Singers, shock your potential - Michael Sherlock
One of the most important things we can do in life and singing is realising our potential and finding strategies to unlocking it. Personally I'm a big believer that everyone has the potential to become a great singer, however there are certain actions you need to take to get there. Awesome chat with Michael Sherlock, founder of Shock Your Potential. Definitely check out the SHOCK methodology for unlocking your true potential. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
35:22
December 10, 2020
31: Why your middle range is key to singing high
31: Why your middle range is key to singing high
Love high notes but can't sing them? You are not alone. Often when we try to sing higher we try to do whatever we can to get there. However if you're struggling with them, quick double check what you're doing in the middle range. In this episode I show a quick how to on finding a better middle spot so you can start stretching your voice higher. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
07:49
December 03, 2020
30: How To Beat Procrastination - Eric Twiggs
30: How To Beat Procrastination - Eric Twiggs
One of the biggest obstacles to getting better at singing is actually putting in the work. There's no doubt that procrastination is one of our biggest enemies. For today's episode, Procrastination Coach Eric Twiggs shares a couple of tips and tricks to overcoming procrastination for us as musicians and to tackle that stage. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
28:53
November 26, 2020
Let's talk about this podcast
Let's talk about this podcast
I've been running this podcast for some time and it's been an awesome journey! However I wanted to spend the time to connect with some of you out there and see how we can continue to create great audio content for all you singers/musicians out there Want to connect with me? Leave me an anchor message, dm @ singwithivan or email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
04:12
November 23, 2020
29: How To Survive In The Music Industry - Adam McInnis
29: How To Survive In The Music Industry - Adam McInnis
There's no denying that breaking into the music industry & building a sustainable career is hard. There's lots of little hidden secrets and processes that make the business so mysterious. For today's episode I had the opportunity to speak with the one and only Music Mentor Adam McInnis. We talked all things music industry including some of the reality checks and strategies for you to build a lasting career there.  Billboard500 Club- Https://thebillboard500.com Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
39:48
November 19, 2020
28: Finding the real you w/ Brandon Paul
28: Finding the real you w/ Brandon Paul
As singers we often struggle with finding our own unique voice and pathway. In today's episode I got the chance to speak with singer/songwriter Brandon Paul who shares his story and how he overcame this. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
32:18
November 11, 2020
27: How Public Speaking Can Help You As A Singer w/Brenden Kumarasamy
27: How Public Speaking Can Help You As A Singer w/Brenden Kumarasamy
There's so much in common between public speaking and singing. Both require us to put ourselves out on a stage in front of an audience. For today's episode, I've brought on Public Speaking Coach & Founder of MasterTalk Brenden Kumarasamy to share some tips that us singers can adopt.   Book in a lesson with me: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
31:43
November 05, 2020
26: Think you're tone deaf? Try this
26: Think you're tone deaf? Try this
Think you're tone deaf?  If you like listening to music  CHANCES ARE...  You're completely fine  You just need to work on your voice. In this episode I share a couple of tips on finding a better sense of pitch Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
16:52
October 29, 2020
25: My top 10 singing tips (compilation)
25: My top 10 singing tips (compilation)
I've been posting a WHOLE lot of tips over these past years. Whilst they can be helpful, they only tell part of the story.  That's why I wanted to share some of my top #singing tips with you today. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
09:58
October 22, 2020
24: How to tackle a nervous shaky voice
24: How to tackle a nervous shaky voice
There's a reason why I love the puffy cheeks. Beyond all the acoustic goodness it has, by far it's a great tool for managing breath and cord closure. In this episode, I work with Lucas who felt very nervous when he was singing resulting in a shaky voice. Trust me, you are not alone! In this episode I share a few tips on tackling a nervous shaky voice. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
15:40
October 08, 2020
23: Stretch past your vocal break WITH this trick
23: Stretch past your vocal break WITH this trick
This is by far one of my most favourite trick to get past that annoying vocal break. Or if you're getting stuck in chest. In this episode, I worked with Eman who had been singing for most of her life, until life kicked in and put her singing on a hiatus. As result she lost most of her range and reached out to get some help. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
16:28
September 24, 2020
22: Give your voice the right stimulus AND it will grow
22: Give your voice the right stimulus AND it will grow
Growing your voice takes time and it can often really challenge our patience. If your seed hasn't sprouted after day one, it doesn't mean YOUR APPROACH isn't working. You need to consistently give it the right stimulus of water, soil & sun. I urge you all - keep giving your voice the necessary stimulus and it will grow. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
18:36
September 17, 2020
21: Voice sounds squeezed? Add a hint of nasal airflow
21: Voice sounds squeezed? Add a hint of nasal airflow
Did you know adding a HINT of nasal airflow can often free up your voice especially if you tend to push and squeeze? Check out my recent session where I worked with Aminata in freeing up her already amazing voice. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
17:26
September 11, 2020
20: 4 EASY steps to smooth your vocal break (AND SING HIGHER)
20: 4 EASY steps to smooth your vocal break (AND SING HIGHER)
We all want to sing higher, but often what stops us is this really annoying vocal break. Well today, I'd love to show you 4 simple steps to work through your vocal break and start singing higher. Grab your SOVT straw from OB1 here - https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
09:59
September 03, 2020
19: Stuck with mixed voice?
19: Stuck with mixed voice?
By far the most common frustration with singers is not being able to sing in their mixed voice? It doesn't have to be confusing - check out this session where I help Roy find and breakthrough his confusion about mix voice. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
22:16
August 27, 2020
18: What does it actually mean to 'support' the sound?
18: What does it actually mean to 'support' the sound?
What is support? It's not just about tensing the abs (this can actually hurt your singing!) Check out this session, where I guided Albert into finding an easier sound by learning to 'support' the sound. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
05:37
August 06, 2020
17: You might just be ONE step away from finding your mix voice
17: You might just be ONE step away from finding your mix voice
Sometimes you are closer to finding/developing your mix voice than you think! Check out this session, where I guided Luca into finding his mixed voice. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
12:22
July 23, 2020
16: Should I give up if I naturally have a bad tone?
16: Should I give up if I naturally have a bad tone?
Want to start singing during COVID19. Here's a quick clip from my recent IG live sharing some tips on getting started as well as answering some of your Q&As. Book in a lesson with me OR get my free course: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
19:41
June 25, 2020
15: Learning to sing during COVID19 (IG Live Session)
15: Learning to sing during COVID19 (IG Live Session)
Want to start singing during COVID19. Here's a quick clip from my recent IG live sharing some tips on getting started as well as answering some of your Q&As.  BOOK IN A LESSON: https://www.singingsimply.com/book GET MY FREE COURSE: https://www.singingsimply.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
34:38
May 14, 2020
14: Managing your breath (Don't blast your air)
14: Managing your breath (Don't blast your air)
Breath support is one of those incredibly subjective ideas. Depending on the teacher you're working with, it might mean tensing the heck out of your abs or ignoring it completely. In this session I guide one of my students through an easy way to manage their breath  BOOK IN A LESSON: https://www.singingsimply.com/book GET MY FREE COURSE: https://www.singingsimply.com/ IG: https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/
19:27
May 07, 2020
13: Improving your singing tone
13: Improving your singing tone
If you're struggling to sing, here's a quick you can try to get your voice into the right spot.   Overall there's two steps. You need to build the right amount of vocal compression first. Once you find that you then need to learn to shape your vocal tract so you get a balanced tone. Often singers will go either too whiny/bright or too dull. Learning to find something in the middle is super important.  Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
08:54
April 23, 2020
12: How to sing better as a beginner
12: How to sing better as a beginner
Before you jump into any vocal exercises or singing programs start here! It's very easy to get lost with all the singing tutorials out there. Whilst there's some super helpful advice, you need to take a step back sometimes. In this video I share a quick 4 step process that should guide you to a better voice (I wont be getting you to do Mums or Nays... yet) Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
10:02
April 09, 2020
11: Ladies, you might be singing too quiet!
11: Ladies, you might be singing too quiet!
Hey everyone! For a lot of my lady singers out there, there's a BIG tendency to sing overly quiet. You can sing with more power, so check out in this episode where I guide one of my Renee in filling out her sound a bit more.  Book in a free 30 min Skype Consultation - singingsimply.com/book Learn How To Actually Singer Better - singingsimply.com/free-course
23:53
January 28, 2020
10: Energise that sound! (Student lesson)
10: Energise that sound! (Student lesson)
Hey everyone! A lot of beginners tend to under energise their sound and as a result their sound is weak. Check out in this episode where I guide one of my students in adding a bit more to his sound!  Book in a free 30 min Skype Consultation - singingsimply.com/book Learn How To Actually Singer Better - singingsimply.com/free-course
50:42
January 24, 2020
9: 'Bass' sings high C
9: 'Bass' sings high C
Hey everyone! Check out the bts of a free 30 minute consultation I did the other day. As singers we get so caught up in the "i'm a bass/baritone" so I can't sing high. if you train properly and develop the right muscles and habits. You can do so much more. Hope you enjoy this episode. Book in a free 30 min Skype Consultation - singingsimply.com/book Learn How To Actually Singer Better - singingsimply.com/free-course
30:59
January 02, 2020
8: How to hit male high C (student lesson)
8: How to hit male high C (student lesson)
What's up podcast The other day I took my student Anish, up to the male high C. And no, he wasn't doing this in falsetto. And no, it's also not perfect but dang is it impressive. With his permission, I want to show you all a bit of behind the scenes on how we did this. Check it out!  Book in a free 30 min Skype Consultation - singingsimply.com/book Learn How To Actually Singer Better - singingsimply.com/free-course
25:22
October 10, 2019
7: You're probably not tone deaf with Claire Hosterman
7: You're probably not tone deaf with Claire Hosterman
What's up podcast, so I got to chat with the amazing Claire Hosterman. She's a voice teacher who's been through such a transformation herself. From almost being labelled tone deaf to now working with uprising child actors and talent,  I really enjoyed chatting with her and I hope you enjoy this episode too!  Book in a free 30 min Skype Consultation - singingsimply.com/book Learn How To Actually Singer Better - singingsimply.com/free-course
27:47
September 26, 2019
6: Tackling common problems for beginner singers with Nicolette Maas
6: Tackling common problems for beginner singers with Nicolette Maas
What's up podcast if you're struggling as a beginner you're not alone. In today's episode Nicolette and I tackle some of the most common problems for beginner singers with actions you can do right NOW!  Want to join our next 5 day Class? Dm me "More Details" @ https://www.instagram.com/singwithivan/   Join our free FB group - Sing with Confidence: https://linktr.ee/singingsimply
24:32
September 11, 2019
5: Not sure about voice lessons? Here's EXACTLY how they work.
5: Not sure about voice lessons? Here's EXACTLY how they work.
If you're skeptical about taking voice lessons (especially online ones), I get it! You don't know if you will even get anything out of it. So in today's episode, I've LITERALLY taken some audio from a lesson with my recent student Oleksiy. Check it out! Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
34:33
August 28, 2019
4: 3 simple voice tips you can DO right now
4: 3 simple voice tips you can DO right now
Want to sing better? Here are 3 simple TRIED and TESTED tips to actually get better at singing. And the coolest thing? You can do it right now. Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
08:06
August 08, 2019
3: How to see your voice's resonance with Tyler Wysong
3: How to see your voice's resonance with Tyler Wysong
Understanding the acoustics of your voice is super important. I mean super important even if it is just a tiny bit. For this episode I teamed up with my mentor Tyler to breakdown how the acoustics in the voice works and how you can PRACTICALLY apply it to your singing. Want to sing better?  Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
31:22
July 28, 2019
2: How to trick yourself into more powerful singing
2: How to trick yourself into more powerful singing
One of the biggest mistakes beginner singers have at the beginner is singing with not enough energy and power. Interestingly this often ends up building a lot of tension that we don't want! How do we tackle this and find more freedom and power in our voice. Make sure to check out this episode. Want to Work With Me?: Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
05:18
July 17, 2019
1: If you're not confident with your singing, please listen to this...
1: If you're not confident with your singing, please listen to this...
One of the biggest misconceptions in singing is that singing is a talent. Well this could not be further from the truth. Anyone can sing, if you can't it just means you haven't learnt it yet.  Want to Work With Me? Check out here Have a question or want to say hi? Connect with me here OR email me @ singingsimplywithme@gmail.com
08:60
June 29, 2019