EMPOWERING VOICES SINCE 1993 VSA MONTHLY
A P R I L 2 0 1 9 N E W S L E T T E R
HELLO FROM DIRECTOR & PRINCIPAL TEACHER PETER VOX
I want to start by wishing everyone a Happy Easter! I hope that you all get to relax and spend time with your friends and loved ones.
I hope that you all had a great month as we did! March was a very busy month personally for me on the teaching front but also very busy on the social media side. I have been doing updates and checking in live on Facebook and Instagram every alternate day to give you an insight on my day’s activities. In March we consistently released one video podcast and one ASK VSA YouTube segment every week to great response. Please keep all of your questions and correspondence coming to all social media and I’ll be sure to respond to everyone’s comments and questions.
Thank you to Ryan Vox for helping the set up the new Moreabinn studio with great response from the general public.
The student concert on 24th of March was a huge success with numerous new up-and-comers performing for the first time.
New teacher Natalia has settled in extremely well at the Dandenong and Carnegie studios. A few students have personally reached out to me with glowing recommendations and testimonials about how great she is as a teacher. YEAH!!
I would also like to welcome an amazing new teacher Anastasia to the family! Anastasia will be teaching at the Bayswater studio on Mondays and the Brunswick studio on Thursdays. Spaces are already limited with this amazing new teacher. Check out her bio here….https://voxsingingacademy.com.au/team-members/
On a personal note, I have been enjoying the warm weather and Indian summer that we’re having. I went to see a few VSA bands perform live this month notably Dream On Dreamer and Airbourne at Download festival.
Have a great April and Easter.
Thank you for reading.
THE VOX XO
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NEWLY OPENED MELBOURNE CBD & MOORABBIN STUDIO’S NOW TAKING BOOKINGS!!!
Spaces are filling fast!
CALL for a booking: 0422 278 289 OR http://dev.voxsingingacademy.com.au
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Basement Studio – 340 Collins Street ,Melbourne
Level 1, Studio 6, 4 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin
WHAT SINGERS SHOULD & SHOULD NOT BE DRINKING.
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This blog is about what to drink and also a couple of hints and tips about not to drink as well.
The only thing that a singer should be drinking is……. Drum roll, please!
Room temperature water! – not with ice, not hot or boiled but the room temperature water is the best thing for your voice. We don’t want you to drink any hot fluids because as you know when you get hot, your body expands the same goes with your vocal cords. We also don’t want you to have ice on the water because it’s going to make your vocal cords contracting and tighten.
Here are also some tips about other different liquids that you can drink. Note: Everything that we’re going to mention here in moderation and it is a personal preference.
Caffeine – is not that great for you as it’s going to dehydrate your body so don’t overdo it. It’s great to drink this before the show to give you a lift or a kick but don’t overdo it.
Alcohol – the same thing as well too, it’s going to dehydrate you. Also, too much alcohol can give you a sense of confidence but that is not true. The only way for you to become a great singer is just really practising your craft relentlessly!
Fizzy drinks – don’t drink too much of this, especially when performing up on stage. If you’re moving around, these fizzy drinks might come up and you may feel like you want to burp and this is not a great feeling to have if you’re in the middle of a song phrase.
Sugary drinks – you’re going to have and leave this feeling of “stickiness” on the vocal cords and in your mouth and that may inhibit the vocal cords working together properly so please avoid fizzy and sugary drinks.
Energy drinks – are just the same as above. As I just mention, do not overdo them as they also contain caffeine.
Dairy products – do not drink these before performing as you’re just going to create some mucus and phlegm on the vocal cords. This will make it a singers nightmare if you have phlegm on the vocal cords. It makes it very hard to control your voice, pitch and key. Avoid all dairy products the day that you’re going to be singing.
Sports drinks – those carbohydrate sports drinks are very good. Especially after the show if you have been sweating. I do recommend this if you do not like the taste of the water.
Again, it’s a personal preference but the best thing is water H20 (room temperature water).
Hope that helps you out, guys!
VSA WELCOMES TEAM MEMBER ANASTASIA TO THE FAMILY!
Let’s give a big round of applause for our latest talent member to join the VSA family, Anastasia!
Anastasia will be teaching at the Bayswater studio on Mondays and the Brunswick studio on Thursdays. Spaces are limited with this amazing new teacher. Check out her bio here….https://voxsingingacademy.com.au/team-members/
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SINGING TEACHERS WANTED!
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Vox Singing Academy is growing!
WE WANT YOU ON OUR TEAM!
Are you a confident vocalist and want to share your skills and experience? You must be reliable, friendly and outgoing? Attentive, enthusiastic, and a love of singing? Willing to learn and follow our exclusive syllabus?
– Over 27 years old
– Performed on stage and/or in a recording studio
– Previous teaching experience is beneficial, but not required
– Past and current students welcome to apply.
Free intensive training provided to the right person, with potential to work one to five days a week in VSA studios all over Melbourne and online. We are looking for teachers to teach ASAP at our Dandenong, Bayswater or Carnegie studio.
Send your resume to Peter Vox:
VSA STUDENT OF THE MONTH: RUSSELL “RUSTY” BROWN FROM ELECTRIC MARY
Before forming iconic Australian blues based rock band Electric Mary in 2003 Rusty perform for numerous years in his previous band Mr Brown.
Electric Mary formed in 2003 and named themselves after Rusty Brown met Mary Campbell, the manager of Jimi Hendrix‘s Electric Lady Studios in New York City. In 2008 they were finalists at the MusicOz Awards, nominated for Best Rock Band.They were also selected to support Whitesnake and Judas Priest. 2009 saw them tour with Alice Cooper and Glenn Hughes, as well as showcasing at Experience PRS for PRS Guitars in Stevensville, Maryland alongside the likes of Carlos Santana, Dweezil Zappa and Buddy Guy. In 2010 they supported Deep Purple. Whilst in the States, Electric Mary collaborated with engineer/producer Jason Corsaro on a live recording.
Electric Mary had released 5 EP’s and 5 full length albums. They are currently nationally touring Australia supporting their latest critically acclaimed full-length album “Mother” and a killer new single “Woman”
Electric Mary also features another Vox Academy student Alex Raunjak lead singer in alternative rock band Bug Dust and blues based rock band Dirt River Radio.
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