Wendy Cummins

Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach

Some thoughts to consider.
Do you love singing?
Do you loose power in your voice when the song you're singing is low?
Just can't reach those higher notes well?
Do the higher notes you can reach lack strength and power?
Do you experience shifts in your voice when singing through your range from low to high or high to low?
Do you run out of breath easily?
Is your voice tired or hoarse after singing?

If you answered 'yes' to one or more of these questions, you'll enjoy singing lessons as they cover all these issues and more.

Here's a couple of tips to get you started.

  1. Keep your posture straight from head to toe as if your head is being pulled upwards by a piece of string.

  2. While keeping your shoulders still, breathe from your diaphragm allowing your belly and chest to expand.

  3. Focus your sound onto the roof of your mouth which creates vocal tone, quality and strength.

  4. Initially sing quietly to achieve challenging higher notes. The power will come later. Also singing quietly encourages your voice into tune and perfect pitch.

Many years ago a 14yr old student couldn't sing in tune at first but within 18 months he sang 'Music of the Night' from 'Phantom of the Opera' and was brilliant. He achieved this by his own determination and my vocal techniques do work.

Some of my students join local stage productions and gain leading singing roles. Recently one of my 16 year old students played the lead role of Christine, also from Phantom. This was a great challenge for her but she achieved it and received standing ovations.
Shortly after this event she received a trophy for the best female singer in her age group, a prestigious local singing award. These students owe their success to consistent practise and a determination to succeed.

For students who enjoy achieving goals, the annual Australian Music Board Vocal Examinations are available and results of A+ Distinction and B+ Credit are not uncommon for my students. These exams are by no means compulsory and it's fine with me if students choose not to take them. It's not for everyone.

I enjoy helping VCE and HSC students with their singing assessments and preparation for their final school exams.

If you love singing, you don’t need to have a naturally gifted or even tuneful voice because with training, determination and perseverance you will succeed.

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Contact: 0466 155 243
Email: donandwendyc@gmail.com

Outskirts Of Wodonga, 6 Minutes
164 Frederic Road
Leneva, VIC
0466 155 243

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Details last updated on June 29, 2021