Episode 28

My Top 5 Tips for Singers

Published on: 5th July, 2024

A new student recently asked me if there was a CliffsNotes version of the concepts I teach, and I realized that would make a really good podcast episode! This time, I’m sharing my top five “bumper stickers,” advice I’ve shared with just about every student I’ve ever had. (These slogans are for my singers, but don’t worry, speakers, we’ll be back with more for you shortly.) We’ll cover how your body makes sound in the first place, and ways to make sure various parts of your body are contributing to that process. Look below for resources that go into more detail on particular tips, and you can always email letters@mvmusik.com if there’s something you’d like me to address in a future episode!

Michèle Voillequé is a singer and a voice teacher living in Berkeley, California. 

Links to more on these tips:  

Using your voice is a physical activity: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-2/

More on yawning as well as moving air efficiently: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-5/

Your whole self is the instrument: https://www.mvmusik.com/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-9/

Some tongue twisters: https://www.mvmusik.com/tongue-twisters/

Yes, you can sound better! Opt-in for a free video training on my website: https://mvmusik.com

A transcript of this episode is available at mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-28. You can subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You wherever you get podcasts. If you have a question about your voice or how you’re using it, please email letters@mvmusik.com. To learn more about Michèle or to subscribe to her newsletter, visit mvmusik.com.

Our music is thanks to Katya and Ada.

The show is edited by K.O. Myers at Particulate Media.


A transcript of this episode is available at https://mvmusik.com/blog/cant-wait-to-hear-you-episode-28.

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Can't Wait to Hear You
with Michèle Voillequé
Does singing feel so difficult, painful, or embarrassing that you hide it from the people you love? Does speaking feel scratchy, exhausting, breathless, or forced?

It doesn't have to be that way. Your voice can sound and feel amazing, even in stressful situations. You just need to know how to use it.

Singer and voice teacher Michèle Voillequé teaches the art and science of sounding and feeling the best you can. If you love the sound of your ideas, but hate the sound of your voice, be sure to subscribe to Can’t Wait to Hear You.