143 episodes

A fun and informative podcast for the independent voice teacher working with young singers. Sharing inspiring interviews with music educators from around the world, the FULL VOICE Podcast shares modern teaching tips, vocal pedagogy, business strategies, and fun.

The Full Voice Podcast With Nikki Loney A fun and informative podcast for the independent voice teacher working with singers of all ages. Sharing inspiring interviews with music educators from around the world, the FULL VOICE podcast shares modern teaching tips, vocal pedagogy, business stra

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A fun and informative podcast for the independent voice teacher working with young singers. Sharing inspiring interviews with music educators from around the world, the FULL VOICE Podcast shares modern teaching tips, vocal pedagogy, business strategies, and fun.

    FVPC #143 Clifton Strengths, Curse of Knowledge, Pinterest, Post Recital Regrets

    FVPC #143 Clifton Strengths, Curse of Knowledge, Pinterest, Post Recital Regrets

    The fifth season of the FULL VOICE Podcast comes to a close with Michelle Markwart Deveaux talking about Clifton Strengths. Shannon Coates discusses the Curse of Knowledge, Karen Michaels talks about the business applications of Pinterest, and Nikki shares insight and remedies for post recital regrets.

    Find and follow the FULL VOICE PODCAST on Instagram @thefullvoicepodcast

    In episode #143

    Clifton Strengths with Michelle Markwart Deveaux (5:34)

    Find out more about Clifton Strengths

    https://www.gallup.com/cliftonstrengths/en/253676/how-cliftonstrengths-works.aspx
    Find and follow Michelle: Www.faithculturekiss.com/speakeasy



    Curse of Knowledge with Shannon Coates (27:39)

    The curse of knowledge can trip up the most seasoned teachers. Shannon shares information about this cognitive bias and how to avoid some serious teacher pitfalls.

    Find and Follow Shannon Coates - Voice & the Art of Teaching https://www.shannon-coates.com/Shannon on IG https://www.instagram.com/voiceped/

    Pinterest for Business with Karen Michaels (43:00)

    Social Media Expert Karen Michaels talks about how teachers can use Pinterest as an asset for your teaching studio.
    Find and follow Karen here:
    https://www.flow.page/socialbutterflygroup

    Post Recital Regrets with Nikki Loney (55:00)

    Students and families may be feeling down after a performance. We can help them navigate the disappointment and help celebrate their efforts.

    Find the compliment cards on our blog here:https://www.thefullvoice.com/full-voice-blog/compliment-cards
    Find and follow Nikki on Instagram @thefullvoicehttps://www.instagram.com/thefullvoice/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    FVPC #142 Keeping Students Engaged in Online Lessons, YouTube Updates, The Uvula

    FVPC #142 Keeping Students Engaged in Online Lessons, YouTube Updates, The Uvula

    In episode 142, Nikki talks about simple tweaks to your online lessons that can keep students singing and smiling. Karen Michaels shares an update for teachers using YouTube. Dr. Heather Nelson is sharing fun facts about the Uvula.

    New Repertoire Spotlight: You and Me by Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker

    Keep Students Engaged in Online Learning (2:30)
    Are your online students fading fast? Nikki shares simple tweaks to your lesson presentation to keep students smiling and singing. Links mentioned in this episode:

    https://wheelofnames.com/
    https://bongo.cat/


    New Repertoire Spotlight (20:45)
    ”You and Me” is a gentle and poignant look into the special relationship of best friends.

    Ages: 12 and under
    Pages: 5 pages including full score (PVC), leadsheet, lyric sheet.
    Range: D4 to D5
    Themes: Friendship
    Teaching Focus: Expressive singing, larger intervals, longer phrases


    YouTube Update with Karen Michaels (23:11)

    Social Media Expert Karen Michaels shares updates on the YouTube platform including YouTube shorts and using hashtags on your videos. You can find all of Karen’s resources here:

    https://www.flow.page/socialbutterflygroup


    The Uvula with Heather Nelson (34:57)

    Dr. Heather Nelson shares information about the uvula
    Past Episodes with Dr. Heather Nelson
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/fvpodcasts/128 - Restorative Vocal Exercises
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/fvpodcasts/130 - The Cricothyroid Muscle
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/fvpodcasts/131 - The thyroarytenoid muscle
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/fvpodcasts/134 - Vocal Fry

    Find and follow Heather HERE:
    drheathernelson.com/pedagogy-list-landing-page for email sign-ups
    Instagram.com/drheathernelson
    Facebook.com/drheathernelson
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ32J0yEdy7f9j89_xq8A0g

    • 48 min
    FVPC #141 Teaching Harmony Singing, Messy Learning, Digital Libraries, The Epiglottis

    FVPC #141 Teaching Harmony Singing, Messy Learning, Digital Libraries, The Epiglottis

    In episode 141, Nikki shares teaching activities that build harmony singing skills. Shannon Coates is helping teachers understand the term messy learning and what progress can look like in voice lessons. Takenya Battle shares digital libraries for voice teachers. Heather Nelson talks about the epiglottis.

    New Repertoire spotlight: The Giraffe by Donna Rhodenizer

    Teaching Harmony Skills with Nikki Loney (3:00)

    Links mentioned in this segment:

    Hummy Hummingbirds by Donna Rhodenizer
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/new-songs/hummingbirds
    Four Seasons Harmony Studies by Glyn Lehmann
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/new-songs/four-seasons-harmony
    Brenda Earle Stokes Crash Course in Solfege interview (38:00)
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/fvpodcasts/133
    Four Snow Friends by Donna Rhodenzier
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/new-songs/snowfriends

    New Repertoire Spotlight: The Giraffe by Donna Rhodenizer (27:45)
    “The Giraffe” is a short and lovely song about the gentle giraffe. (The song is short, the giraffe is tall.) This simple melody also offers musical exploration and sight-reading exercises.

    Ages: 8 and under
    Range: C4 to C5
    Themes: Giraffe, animals, animal sounds, sunny days
    Pages: 5, full score, leadsheet, lyrics
    Teaching Focus: diction, singing steps, small intervals, and staccato notes.

    Get your copy of this lovely song here:
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/new-songs/giraffe


    Messy Learning with Dr. Shannon Coates (31:00)
    Shannon shares how teachers can embrace the long and complex road to learning how to sing. Understanding messy learning can make us better teachers.

    Shannon Coates teaches undergraduate vocal pedagogy in several universities and runs a successful private teaching studio. She is most passionate about sharing all aspects of the voice and singing and cultivating the art of teaching with professional teachers.

    Find and follow Shannon HERE: - Voice & the Art of Teaching
    https://www.shannon-coates.com/
    Instagram @voiceped


    Digital Libraries for Music Teachers with Takenya Battle (49:05)
    Organizing your resources is fun and saves you time!

    Takenya Battle is a master musician, teacher, and entrepreneur who helps children and adults arrange, articulate, and amplify their inner musician with online voice and piano lessons. She teaches music educators how to keep time with today’s technologies while still leveraging their traditional musical knowledge.

    Find and follow Takenya HERE: @kenyaskeys
    Sign up for Takenya’s Virtual Recitals Made Easy Guide here
    https://kenyaskeys.com/virtual-recitals-made-easy-guide/


    The Epiglottis with Dr. Heather Nelson (1:03:05)
    About Dr. Heather Nelson
    I love all the things about vocal science and pedagogy. My favorite thing is taking all that nerdy goodness and breaking it into digestible chunks that are fun and fascinating and actually make a difference in how voice teachers teach.
    Find and follow Heather HERE:
    drheathernelson.com/pedagogy-list-landing-page for email sign-ups
    @drheathernelson

    • 1 hr 12 min
    FVPC #140 Celebrate Singing Summit, Online Collaborative Platforms, Body Awareness

    FVPC #140 Celebrate Singing Summit, Online Collaborative Platforms, Body Awareness

    In Podcast 140, Nancy Bos talks about the book Singing Thru the Change and the upcoming online global summit, Celebrate Singing for Women in Midlife and Beyond. Technology expert Takenya Battle talks about online music collaboration platforms. Steve Ferrell shares strategies to help students and teachers with body awareness and helpful movement ideas.

    In podcast 140

    Celebrate Singing Summit with Nancy Bos (5:59)

    Vocologist, Podcaster, Author Nancy Bos returns to the podcast to discuss the best-selling book: Singing Through the Change and the exciting global summit: Celebrate Singing for Women in Midlife and Beyond.

    https://celebratesinging.live/
    https://celebratesinging.live/register
    https://www.amazon.com/Singing-Through-Change-Midlife-Menopause/dp/B086Y6J3YW


    Online Collaborative Platforms with Takenya Battle (28:49)

    Technology expert Takenya Battle shares three exciting online platforms for music collaboration and how teachers can use them in exciting music lessons.

    Find and follow Takenya: @kenyaskeys
    https://keyofeasy.com/

    Links mentioned in this interview
    https://academy.musico.io/
    https://www.soundtrap.com/
    https://www.bandlab.com/


    Body Awareness and Movement with Steve Ferrell (40:48)

    Yoga, movement, and meditation teacher Steve Ferrell talks about helping students with body awareness and how allowing more movement in the lesson can have great benefits.
    Find and follow Steve: IG @movewellfeelgood

    • 1 hr 3 min
    FVPC #139 Blogging for your Business, The Vagus Nerve (Part 2), World Voice Weekend

    FVPC #139 Blogging for your Business, The Vagus Nerve (Part 2), World Voice Weekend

    In episode 139, Social Media Expert Karen Michaels shares strategies for teachers interested in blogging for your teaching business. Dr. Heather Nelson continues her conversation about the Vagus Nerve, and Christine Thomas O’Meally shares the exciting details about World Voice Weekend.
    In episode 139

    Blogging for Your Teaching Business with Karen Michaels (3:30)

    Social media expert Karen Michaels shares her strategies and best practices for teachers interested in blogging. Sign up for Karen’s Blogging Inspo class on Friday, April 16th, 2021 https://thesocialbutterflygroupcoaching.as.me/blogginginspo

    Links mentioned in this interview:
    https://keywordseverywhere.com/


    The Vagus Nerve (Part 2) with Heather Nelson (24:05)

    Dr. Heather Nelson shares more information about the vagus nerve (Part 2)About Dr. Heather Nelson I love all the things about vocal science and pedagogy, and my favorite thing is taking all that nerdy goodness and breaking into digestible chunks that are not only fun and fascinating but actually make a difference in how voice teachers teach.
    Find and follow Heather HERE:
    drheathernelson.com/pedagogy-list-landing-page for email sign-ups
    Instagram.com/drheathernelson
    Facebook.com/drheathernelson
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ32J0yEdy7f9j89_xq8A0g

    World Voice Weekend with Christine Thomas- O’Meally (40:57)

    Mezzo-soprano Christine Thomas-O'Meally shares her exciting two-day series of masterclasses, workshops, and concerts call World Voice Weekend on April 17th and 18th. For more information and to sign up please visit:
    https://mezzoidvoicestudio.blog/world-voice-weekend-2021/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    FVPC #138 One Year Ago Today - Looking Back & Looking Forward with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

    FVPC #138 One Year Ago Today - Looking Back & Looking Forward with Michelle Markwart Deveaux

    Where were you a year ago today? Where are you now? How are you preparing for what is to come? Michelle Markwart Deveaux joins us for a reflective look back on our lives and businesses and a hopeful look ahead to the possibilities that lie ahead.



    Michelle Markwart Deveaux is the CEO of FaithCultureKiss Studios and Founder of The Speakeasy Cooperative. When she’s not teaching singers, actors, podcasters, and influencers to use their voice to change the world, Michelle revels in the nitty-gritty of entrepreneurship, business shenanigans, and personal development. Put simply? She runs a company that shows people how to be who they are meant to be, so they can run the businesses they were born to run (while having a helluvalotta fun doing it.) She’s been featured on the likes of What Works with Tara McMullin, Rebel Therapist, The Women's Advocate, Dr. Dan’s Voice Essentials, and here on the Full Voice. A frequent speaker and workshop leader, Michelle will next be presenting at the Vocology in Practice International Voice Conference.

    Find and follow Michelle: Www.faithculturekiss.com/speakeasy

    • 1 hr 1 min

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