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Wendy Cummins

General Details

Singing Teacher/Vocal Coach
Do you love singing?
Do you loose power in your voice when the tune you’re singing is low?
Are your higher notes thin and weak?
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 vocal lessons as they cover all these issues and more.

Here’s a couple of tips to get you started.
1. Keep your posture well aligned 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. Sing quietly when practising to look after your vocal chords. The power will come later.
4. Focus your sound onto the roof of your mouth to give your voice tone, quality and strength.

When I first started singing, I only had a small quiet voice but a strong desire to sing. One of my students many years ago, couldn’t sing in tune when he first came to lessons but within 18 months he sang ‘Music of the Night’ from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ and was brilliant. He achieved this by vocal technique and his own determination.
If you love singing, you don’t need to have a naturally gifted or even tuneful voice because along with your desire to sing, training, determination and perseverance, you will succeed.
For students who enjoy achieving goals, or who wish to pursue a singing career, the Australian Music Board Vocal Examinations are available and are taken annually. Some students have achieved high results, B+ Credit and A+ Distinction. This is extremely rewarding for them and for me as their teacher. These exams are by no means compulsory and most students decline as they just love to sing and that’s fine with me.
For more information please click on ‘services’ tab. at the top of this page.

These details were last updated on November 7, 2018