369 episodes

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.

The Intelligent Vocalist John Henny

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 103 Ratings

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.

    Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Singing

    Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Singing

    In this episode, John shares 10 things he wishes he knew before he started singing. He discusses the unique nature of the voice compared to other instruments, highlights the changing nature of the voice, and encourages us to apply the knowledge we gain.
    Episode highlights:
    The voice is different from other instruments and requires patience and understanding. The voice is a changing instrument, so it is important to be open and welcoming to the change. Embrace the uniqueness of your voice and enjoy every moment of singing. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 20 min
    From Day Job to YouTube Sensation with Mike Massé

    From Day Job to YouTube Sensation with Mike Massé

    In this episode, John talks with Mike Massé, a musician known for his popular YouTube covers, about his journey from being a lawyer to a full-time musician. Mike explains his approach to choosing songs and how he strives to recreate them faithfully while adding his own touch. He also discusses the challenges of staying healthy as a vocalist and the transition to being self-employed.
    Episode highlights:
    There's a charm to a casual gig setting that people can relate to and find comfort in. Your music career doesn't have to happen before a "real job." Try to emulate rather than imitate. Being self-employed can make it difficult to "clock out." To learn more about Mike, go to https://mikemasse.com/ and https://www.youtube.com/@mikemasse
    To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 26 min
    The HEROES System for Vocal Longevity

    The HEROES System for Vocal Longevity

    In this episode, John Henny introduces the HEROES system, a method to keep your voice healthy and flexible. Each element of the system is essential for maintaining vocal health and longevity.
    Episode highlights:
    The HEROES system (hydration, exercise, range, optimization, energy, and sing) is a comprehensive approach to maintaining vocal health and flexibility. Both topical and systemic hydration are crucial for keeping the vocal folds properly hydrated. Regular exercise, both for the body and the voice, is essential for maintaining overall vocal health. Optimizing vocal technique and resonance can help prevent vocal strain and ensure efficient phonation. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 18 min
    Breaking Through Self-Imposed Limitations

    Breaking Through Self-Imposed Limitations

    In this episode, John discusses breaking through self-imposed limitations in singing. He explores the power of memories and stories in shaping our beliefs about our voice and potential, and encourages singers to embrace their unique voice and let go of negative self-talk.
    Episode highlights:
    Past experiences and memories shape our beliefs about our voice and potential. Accept and embrace your unique voice, including any physical limitations. Change negative self-talk and focus on the present moment. Share your unique universe with others and let go of stories that hold you back. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 19 min
    Lessons from Writing My New Book

    Lessons from Writing My New Book

    In this episode, John Henny discusses the lessons he learned from writing and publishing his latest book, 'The Mature Singer's Guidebook.' He talks about the challenges he faced during the writing process, how he overcame self-doubt and resistance, and offers valuable advice for anyone embarking on a big project.
    Episode highlights:
    Imposter syndrome and self-doubt come with big projects after the initial excitement wears off. Stay in the present moment to persevere and see your project to completion. Only “done” gets paid. Break down the work, set due dates, and hold yourself accountable. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 23 min
    Sing From Your Vocal Tract

    Sing From Your Vocal Tract

    In this episode, John Henny discusses the importance of singing from the vocal tract. He shares his inspiration for writing his book, The Mature Singer's Guidebook, and how his work with Kerrie Obert helped him understand the significance of the vocal tract in maintaining a healthy voice.
    Episode highlights:
    The vocal tract plays a crucial role in singing and should not be overlooked. Balancing tension in the vocal tract is essential for a healthy voice. Observing and manipulating the vocal tract during practice can lead to improved singing. To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, on-line courses, Voiceschool.com featuring his Teaching Team of Experts, Speaker Training and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: JohnHenny.com

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
103 Ratings

103 Ratings

Drea223 ,

Great PodCast for New Vocalists

Thank you so much for your podcast John. I am new to the world of singing and your podcast really has opened the door to me learning so much more about the voice and how it is connected to every part of life.

seanleesikes ,

Thankful for a GIVER LIKE JOHN

As a worker for non profits for years, I have determined that a non profits goal should be to eventually put themselves out of business....You may understand what I’m speaking about if you truly are a GIVER, and only have others best interest at heart. John shares so much excellent information on singing, that if one studies on their own and skillfully practices what is learned, John could eventually put himself out of vocal teaching business!!! John is truly a professional who is intelligent, funny, frank, and a wealth of knowledge! I discovered this podcast only 8 episodes ago...with many more to go! Thank you John Henny, and thank you for your mention of the podcast called the “Inner Singer”. The two podcasts go “hand in hand “! (Sean Sikes from Fairfield Bay, Arkansas)Just Do It!

nikkiged ,

Great podcast for singers and teachers

I’m a voice teacher and I’ve met John several times at teacher conferences and he has an amazing ability to take complex concepts and make them simple to understand. My other teacher/singer friend told me she had been listening to his podcast a while back so I followed suit and was hooked! I recommend this podcast to my students who like to get more in depth with their voice knowledge and they Always love it! Super helpful show when I just need a boost with my teaching or singing motivation! Highly recommend!!!!

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