Hosted by world renowned vocal coach John Henny, The Intelligent Vocalist delves into all things singing - from anatomy and vocal science, to performance, lessons, health, artist development and inside industry practices, Join John as he opens the door to the world of singing and gives insights gleaned from his many decades of teaching everyone from beginners to superstars, as well as training other leading voice teachers.
Performance Anxiety Coach, Ingela Onstad
The pandemic has allowed some industries to thrive while nearly wiping out others.
Performance has been hit especially hard, creating a long struggle for singers.
In this episode, John talks with performance anxiety coach and mental health professional, Ingela Onstad.
Ingela discusses the stresses singers have been dealing with and how to stay focused, motivated, and ready to hit the stage when performance opens up again.
Working With Great Musicians
As you progress in your singing, you will likely start to interact with better musicians.
Higher-level musicians will listen to and interact with you differently than novice players. At the same time, you will need to respond to these musicians on a deeper level.
In this episode, John discusses how to listen and respond to great players and suggests two classic recordings to help develop your listening skills.
Avoiding Binary Thinking
Our current world has many of us retreating to us vs. them, binary thinking. This attitude can creep into our views of singing and technique, which can blind us to other helpful methods and views.
In this episode, John explores the problems of binary thinking and why the ideas of "one true technique" are misguided and harmful for singers.
The Theatre Life with Kristian Lavercombe
Kristian Lavercombe has starred in major productions from Urinetown to Jesus Christ Superstar, but he is best known for playing Riff Raff in the Rocky Horror Show. Kristian holds the world record at over eighteen hundred performances.
In this episode, John and Kristian discuss his successful career and his best advice for singers looking to work in musical theatre. Plus, Kristian tells the best opening night story ever!
Vocal technique is a vital skill, but it can also become a trap, leaving singers frustrated and less connected with their performances.
In this episode, John discusses getting beyond technique to the highest level of singing - selfless communication and connection.
Singing for the Self-Conscious
You can have all the vocal technique in the world, but if you can't conquer your mental fears and roadblocks, you will struggle to perform at your best.
Becky Gilhespie, a leading voice teacher in London, and now Australia, has published a new book, Singing for the Self-Conscious, to help singers breakthrough their mental hurdles.
In this episode, John and Becky discuss the everyday mental struggles singers face and the steps to breakthrough to confident singing.
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts and expertise, John! Great info, easy to understand, and I strongly encourage my students to listen, too.
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Thank you for quality content put in an accessible way, John! You are tremendous. Can’t recommend you enough. Very personable, very helpful!
I studied voice many years ago and was all consumed and passionate about everything I was learning. Life intervened and detoured me away from my first love...music and singing in particular. I stumbled upon John's YouTube critiques which lead me here. Every insight and bit of info takes me back to those many frustrated days in the studio and being so grateful to have stayed with it to come out on the other side! All serious vocal students and teachers should give his series a listen! Excellent information and I feel like I'm one of his personal students the way everything is articulated!! 👍🏾❤️