198 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.

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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.

    Interview with the Naked Vocalist, Part II

    Interview with the Naked Vocalist, Part II

    In Part II of John's interview with Steve Giles and Chris Johnson of the Naked Vocalist, they discuss the ultimate question: "What's the secret of singing?"

    • 29 min
    Interview with the Naked Vocalist, Part I

    Interview with the Naked Vocalist, Part I

    Steve Giles and Chris Johnson of the Naked Vocalist Podcast are two of the world's leading contemporary voice teachers.

    In Part I of a two-part interview, John talks with Steve and Chris about what they currently find most exciting in the world of voice and how to have successful online lessons.

    • 34 min
    Performance Anxiety Coach, Ingela Onstad

    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.

    • 28 min
    Working With Great Musicians

    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.

    • 20 min
    Avoiding Binary Thinking

    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.

    • 19 min
    The Theatre Life with Kristian Lavercombe

    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!

    • 38 min

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