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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.

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 #146 Business Boundaries, Finding Ideal Clients, Halloween Fun

    FVPC #146 Business Boundaries, Finding Ideal Clients, Halloween Fun

    In Episode 146

    Michelle Markwart Deveaux (4:28)
    Voice Teacher and business expert Michelle Markwart Deveaux talks about business boundaries - What they are, and most importantly, the many ways that you can enforce them. 

    Find and follow Michelle:
    New Speakeasy Cooperative Website https://thespeakeasycooperative.com/

    Finding Ideal Clients with Takenya Battle (33:38)
    Music Teacher and Technology Superstar Takenya Battle talks about finding your ideal client and what tools and platforms you can use to do that. 

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

    Links mentioned in this episode:

    Trello https://trello.com/en
    Ripl https://www.ripl.com/
    Buffer https://buffer.com/
    Linktree https://linktr.ee/
    Hootsuite https://signup.hootsuite.com/
    Remind App https://www.remind.com/

    Halloween Fun with Donna Rhodenizer (58:42)
    Music educator and composer Donna Rhodenizer shares teaching opportunities with the Halloween theme in lesson studios and classrooms. 

    Find and follow donna:
    https://donnaandandy.com/welcome-greeting-name-songs-and-games/
    https://donnaandandy.com/5-halloweensongs/
    https://elementarymusicwithdonna.com/

    Bonus: Visit our Halloween page for ALL our spooky singing tricks and treats. {including FREEBIE FRIDAY!}

    www.thefullvoice.com/halloween

    • 1 hr 26 min
    FVPC #145 First Solos, Monologues, Alt Text, Breathing Pedagogy

    FVPC #145 First Solos, Monologues, Alt Text, Breathing Pedagogy

    In episode 145, Nikki talks about age-appropriate first solos for young singers. Voice Teacher and actor Phyllis Horridge shares strategies for finding monologues for all ages. Social Media expert Karen Michaels talks about best practices for using alt text on images for your website and social media posting. Dr. Heather Nelson shares mindful considerations on breathing pedagogy for singers.

    Age-appropriate First Solos for Young Singers with Nikki Loney (3:41)

    Getting started with young singers in the voice studio comes with many challenges (adventures?), and getting started with music where they can enjoy “quick wins” is important. Here are links to Nikki’s favourite resources:

    https://www.bethsnotesplus.com/
    https://donnaandandy.com/

    First, We Sing!: 100 Little Songs and Rhymes by Susan Brumfield

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1540027104

    Free Song Downloads: It’s Raining Cats and Dogs by Donna Rhodenizer
    https://www.thefullvoice.com/freeresources/rainingcatsanddogs
    Hot Chocolate Warm-Up Song

    Discover new music on the Full Voice Listening Library https://www.thefullvoice.com/listening-library

    Finding First Monologues - Phyllis Horridge (16:23)

    Phyllis Horridge holds a Masters Degree in Music (Education) from George Mason University, and a Bachelors Degree in Music (Vocal Performance), with a minor in theatre, from Lynchburg College in Virginia. She is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Speakeasy Cooperative (SECO) for Independent Voice Teachers, and the Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA). She trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts while living in NYC. Phyllis has performed professionally at regional theatres and toured all over the country for a number of years before calling Louisiana home. She runs Phyllis & Friends Singing Lessons, a boutique multi-teacher studio that offers singing, acting, and audition prep in-person and online.

    Links mentioned in this episode: https://www.shelsilverstein.com/

    Find and Follow Phyllis:

    Website: http://www.phyllissings.com
    TikTok: @phyllis.sings https://www.tiktok.com/@phyllis.sings
    Instagram: @phyllis.sings https://www.instagram.com/phyllis.sings/

    Using Alt Text on Images - Karen Michaels (30:07)

    Are you using alt text on your online images? What is alt text? It is not just about SEO - alt text on Instagram is the description that identifies the content of an image and allows screen readers to describe your photos to blind or visually impaired users. Social media expert Karen Michaels shares best practices for using alt text on all your online visuals.

    Find and follow Karen:

    https://www.flow.page/socialbutterflygroup


    Breathing Pedagogy - Dr. Heather Nelson (39:00)

    Heather shares mindful considerations for voice teachers

    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 it into digestible chunks that are not only fun and fascinating but actually make a difference in how voice teachers teach.

    Find and follow Heather
    Instagram.com/drheathernelson
    Facebook.com/drheathernelson
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ32J0yEdy7f9j89_xq8A0g

    • 1 hr 10 min
    FVPC #144 Inspired Instruction with Ann Baltz

    FVPC #144 Inspired Instruction with Ann Baltz

    The sixth season of the FULL VOICE Podcast kicks off with an in-depth interview with creator/director/educator/pianist Ann Baltz.

    Ann shares her holistic teaching philosophy and strategies for using clear language and positive observations to move students to their performance goals.



    About our guest:
    Ann Baltz is recognized as one of the leading opera educators in America today. Inspired by her work with visionary Wesley Balk at the Merola Opera Program and as music director of his Minnesota Opera Institute, Baltz's revolutionary holistic approach to singer training became OperaWorks™, a vanguard of performer education which was the first of its kind to incorporate the cross-disciplinary education vital to singers. Founded in 1987, OperaWorks now boasts an impressive list of over 2,000 alumni worldwide, expanded pedagogical training for teachers and coaches, and documented success of Baltz's teaching methods in the International Journal of Music Education.
    https://www.annbaltz.com/

    OperaWorks Attitude Cards, Gesture/Movement Cards, and Musicality Cards
    https://www.annbaltz.com/shop

    • 52 min
    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

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