Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons

Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons

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Hi Rebecca,

As disccussed, I'm looking for a vocalist for the band I'm in, (the working name of the band is: 'After the War', but open to discussion).

We consist of myself on bass, James on guitar, and Jake on drums. The style of music is Indie Rock, with influences from Nivarna, Pixies, Smashing Pumpkins amongst others. Sometimes melodic and ambient, sometimes very heavy. We write original material that we love to play, with the ultimate objective of playing live and recording. We've been together since late March and have about 6 songs finished, and another 8-10 that we're working on.

Looking for a singer to complete the line-up. Could be male or female - a Shirley Manson or Polly Harvey would be amazing! But we're open-minded and it's just important that the chemistry is right. We usually get together most Saturday's at Muther's Rehearsal Studios in Digbeth.

The following link is for James's (guitar) Soundcloud page, that has some rough demo's and work in progress on it:

https://soundcloud.com/jamesstevens_westmidlands

(We actually sound better in the flesh - a lot of these were just to help me learn/practice the bass parts, and as such are missing the bass lines! - So, please listen to more than the first couple). James is singing on some of the tracks, but he would admit - singing isn't his strong point!

So, if you want to ride a musical juggernaut that can also take its foot off the gas and spin off into the ether, get in touch!
😃😎😉

Singing Teacher,
Choir Leader,
Singer/Actress

Operating as usual

Photos from Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons's post 04/09/2021

I'm at a conference where there is a presentation by one of the top laryngeal surgeons in the world sharing his work. I'm inspired by how he keeps talking about the team he works with and those who went before him.

I love watching the surgeons even if I understand between 20 - 80% of what they say. I used to understand about 10% of it so that's a massive improvement.

A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries 25/08/2021

A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries

A London Accent from the 14th to the 21st Centuries If you'd like to read more about the history of south-eastern English pronunciation, I'd recommend the Cambridge History of the English Language series. I us...

18/08/2021

The song is unrecognisable but I still think this is cool. Can you guess the song?

Brag blog from Rebecca Schwarz Singing Teacher 09/07/2021

Brag blog from Rebecca Schwarz Singing Teacher

I wrote a brag blog.

Brag blog from Rebecca Schwarz Singing Teacher Singing Teacher Rebecca Schwarz shares a brag blog about the singers she works with. Belters singing legit, actors ailing & original songs.

Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons updated their website address. 17/06/2021

Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons updated their website address.

Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons updated their website address.

[06/17/21]   One of my lovely singers let me share a video of her working in her higher range. As you’ll see some things work and others don’t. You can also see how I work and try out the exercises for yourself. Everyone is different but I approach all lessons with a sense of exploration and play.

[06/17/21]   Rachel very kindly let me share a bit of her working on her upper register. I though other people might benefit from playing along.

https://youtu.be/KDuCZ8JuqqM

17/06/2021

I’m guessing it’s not quite this measurable but I know that we learn faster through play.

I’m guessing it’s not quite this measurable but I know that we learn faster through play.

Tone Deaf? - Singing Lessons for people who worry that they really can't. 09/06/2021

Tone Deaf? - Singing Lessons for people who worry that they really can't.

I love working with people who struggle to sing in tune because I know how much learning to sing changes people's lives.

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/tone-deaf-singing-lesson

Tone Deaf? - Singing Lessons for people who worry that they really can't. Do you wish you could sing better but worry you're tone deaf? I love working with singers like you. - My first "tone deaf" singer.

27/05/2021

Laura left me a review on Google that I'm sharing here.

I love working with singers like Laura who start off full of nerves and self doubt about their singing and seeing them grow in confidence and singing technique.

Being part of a courageous journey like this is such a privilege. I understand feeling like you can't do something and every step being a leap of faith.

Laura's review is lovely so I'm sharing it here....

"I've been working with Rebecca via zoom for four months now, and in that time I've gone from being terrified to sing in front of anyone, to learning how to use my voice in ways I never thought possible. I feel great about where I'm at, I can confidently share songs in front of the welcoming group sessions and I have a lot of fun in the process. Would highly recommend for anyone who's ever wanted to sing but didn't think they could!" - Laura Kelly

Get in touch now to book in for a lesson or a chat.

Laura left me a review on Google that I'm sharing here.

I love working with singers like Laura who start off full of nerves and self doubt about their singing and seeing them grow in confidence and singing technique.

Being part of a courageous journey like this is such a privilege. I understand feeling like you can't do something and every step being a leap of faith.

Laura's review is lovely so I'm sharing it here....

"I've been working with Rebecca via zoom for four months now, and in that time I've gone from being terrified to sing in front of anyone, to learning how to use my voice in ways I never thought possible. I feel great about where I'm at, I can confidently share songs in front of the welcoming group sessions and I have a lot of fun in the process. Would highly recommend for anyone who's ever wanted to sing but didn't think they could!" - Laura Kelly

Get in touch now to book in for a lesson or a chat.

25/05/2021

Warning, sentimental post....

I work with brave, amazing people and I'm really lucky.

Warning, sentimental post....

I work with brave, amazing people and I'm really lucky.

Stage Fright - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons 20/05/2021

Stage Fright - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons

Is stage fright an issue for you?

I wrote a blog about my scary presentation about stage fright.

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/stage-fright

Stage Fright - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons Do you struggle with stage fright? I presented a workshop about stage fright and was very frightened. Do you want to view useful resources?

13/05/2021

My latest blog is an insight into our group class. You can read it here....

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/exploring-and-sharing-your-singing

I also shared a video of a bit of the class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuV5XLf5bg&t=2s&ab_channel=RebeccaSchwarzSingingLessons

My latest blog is an insight into our group class. You can read it here....

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/exploring-and-sharing-your-singing

I also shared a video of a bit of the class https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuV5XLf5bg&t=2s&ab_channel=RebeccaSchwarzSingingLessons

Exploring High Voice - Singers 12/05/2021

Exploring High Voice - Singers

If you want to have some fun exploring your upper ranges have a go at singing along with me on this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHuV5XLf5bg&ab_channel=RebeccaSchwarzSingingLessons

Exploring High Voice - Singers Exploring and playing with higher singing. See what you find when you play and explore without judgement.

06/05/2021

If you could sound like anyone who would it be?

Do you like to do impressions? If so who do you like to do impressions of?

What do you think of Arnie pre muscles? (Warning he looks so young!)

I discuss doing impressions and more in my latest blog.

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/playing-with-resonance

If you could sound like anyone who would it be?

Do you like to do impressions? If so who do you like to do impressions of?

What do you think of Arnie pre muscles? (Warning he looks so young!)

I discuss doing impressions and more in my latest blog.

https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/playing-with-resonance

29/04/2021

What makes you sound you like?
Blog 2 about Resonance.
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/what-makes-you-sound-like-you

What makes you sound you like?
Blog 2 about Resonance.
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/what-makes-you-sound-like-you

Watch: Adam Guettel's 'Myths and Hymns' Presented by MasterVoices in Four-Part Digital Series - Nonesuch Records 29/04/2021

Watch: Adam Guettel's 'Myths and Hymns' Presented by MasterVoices in Four-Part Digital Series - Nonesuch Records

This is so good.
https://www.nonesuch.com/journal/adam-guettel-myths-and-hymns-mastervoices-four-part-digital-series-2021-0114?fbclid=IwAR3p4FRK6JjsmNOedPx19eCYWbM_59GamhiCia-gvG7Mws4E69fnDygKRAk

Watch: Adam Guettel's 'Myths and Hymns' Presented by MasterVoices in Four-Part Digital Series - Nonesuch Records Composer Adam Guettel's theatrical song cycle Myths and Hymns, the recording of which was released on Nonesuch Records in 1999, is the central project of MasterVoices' 2020–21 season, beginning with last night's event, which can be seen below. Inspired by Greek myths and a 19th-century Presbyteria...

Drugged, sexually abused, swindled… Maria Callas’s tormented life revealed 15/04/2021

Drugged, sexually abused, swindled… Maria Callas’s tormented life revealed

I thought this was really interesting. I’m sure I’ve heard stories in the past that Maria Callas literally lost her voice because her heart was broken. This makes it clear that it was either a neurological condition of abuse and trauma.

As someone who believes trauma takes away people’s innate sense of their right to speak and sing this speaks to me very clearly and I had to share it.

What are your thoughts about trauma taking away voices?

Drugged, sexually abused, swindled… Maria Callas’s tormented life revealed Unpublished letters detail famed soprano’s painful relationships with husband, mother and Aristotle Onassis

BVA@home Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice 13/04/2021

[email protected] Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice

Really special event.

Only available to book until Thursday night. So don’t delay. Book now.

[email protected] Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice A series of short workshops on 16th and 17th April 2021 on the spoken voice.

10/04/2021

Sally asked for a blog about tone but I went down the route of talking about resonance. It turned into 3 blogs and this is the first.

I'd love to know your responses.

What is resonance?
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/what-is-resonance

Sally asked for a blog about tone but I went down the route of talking about resonance. It turned into 3 blogs and this is the first.

I'd love to know your responses.

What is resonance?
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/what-is-resonance

[04/02/21]   Have you had singing lessons or wanted to have singing lessons?
Do you want to know more about your voice and how to use it more flexibly and efficiently?

If so i want you to turn on your crazy imagination and throw me the wildest ideas you may have in relation to HOW you would like to learn about singing and sing "better" (whatever that means).

Would you like to learn in a group, alone or with a particular friend?

If money was no option and you could study and learn in any way you wanted how would you want to learn?

How often would you like to see your teacher and for how long?
Would you like support between lessons, to be sure you're getting it right or do you want to be left alone to do your practice (life is busy enough)?

Would you like to watch a course back and do the work entirely on your own?

Would you like regular opportunities to perform or are you so shy you'd only consider singing in your car?

Do you want to feel part of a community or do you want singing to be a private activity that you do alone with your teacher?

Would you like to see your teacher every day or twice a month?

Do you have any other ideas?

I want to hear your wildest and craziest ideas.

Awaiting your responses with bated breath.

Mobile Uploads 01/04/2021

This.

[03/30/21]   Are you interested in attending a group singing class about technique?

[03/30/21]   I’m brain storming a group class focussing on singing technique. I know I’ve not done this before and lots of people have asked me about it. Covering all key elements of singing technique in a safe and supportive environment.

Still at the excitedly planning stage.

If you know anyone who would like to learn about singing technique from a mega experienced singing teacher in safe group environment please share and/or tag them.

If you’re interested please write “more info” in the comments.

[03/27/21]   I am so lucky to chatting with and growing from two of the most influential people in voice for the last 40 years. I love learning and growing. You’ll be spotting some changes to my teaching. It will still all be about whoever is in front of me but I’m looking and listening with retuned eyes and ears.

19/03/2021

Hereford & Worcester - Listen Live - BBC Sounds

Going on the radio to chat about zoom??? https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_hereford_worcester

Hereford & Worcester - Listen Live - BBC Sounds Catch up on your favourite BBC radio show from your favourite DJ right here, whenever you like. Listen without limits with BBC Sounds.

19/03/2021

1983: Oxford Road Show - Pop singing lessons

This is amazing.

Are You A Professional Singer in a Crisis? Help Is Here 18/03/2021

Are You A Professional Singer in a Crisis? Help Is Here

Are you a professional singer in crisis?
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/are-you-a-professional-singer-in-crisis

Are You A Professional Singer in a Crisis? Help Is Here Professional Singer in a Crisis - help is here. Singing Teacher Rebecca Schwarz is here to help. Online or in the Midlands (UK)

BVA@home Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice 15/03/2021

[email protected] Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice

The Earlybird Deadline to register for the whole exciting event is TOMORROW - Tuesday 16 March. Don't delay. Book today for the whole event.

Friday night is FREE and the whole event is only £25 - £50. We are so proud of this event. Don't miss out, sign up today (or by the end of tomorrow).

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bvahome-online-courses-secrets-of-the-spoken-voice-tickets-143723523929

[email protected] Online courses: Secrets of the Spoken Voice A series of short workshops on 16th and 17th April 2021 on the spoken voice.

03/03/2021

So proud to be sharing this event.

The whole event is highly affordable and the Friday evening part is totally free for World Voice Day.

I hope you'll join us.

Book your place here:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bvahome-online-courses-secrets-of-the-spoken-voice-tickets-143723523929

More info can be found here:-
https://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk/events_secrets-of-the-spoken-voice_2021.htm

So proud to be sharing this event.

The whole event is highly affordable and the Friday evening part is totally free for World Voice Day.

I hope you'll join us.

Book your place here:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bvahome-online-courses-secrets-of-the-spoken-voice-tickets-143723523929

More info can be found here:-
https://www.britishvoiceassociation.org.uk/events_secrets-of-the-spoken-voice_2021.htm

[02/28/21]   This afternoon was mega. Firstly a wonderful class about Fitzmaurice and then my singers all did me incredibly proud in the song sharing session.

[02/28/21]   I'm really looking forward to the Song Sharing session today. Very cool.

5 Things You can Do Right Now to Strengthen Your Voice - Vocal Exercises - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons 24/02/2021

5 Things You can Do Right Now to Strengthen Your Voice - Vocal Exercises - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons

New blog with links to easy to follow voice exercises.
https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/5-things-you-can-do-right-now-to-strengthen-your-voice-vocal-exercises

If you sign up for my mailing list you'll get a lovely handout and loads of useful and inspirational information. You can sign up here https://rebeccaschwarz.co.uk/mailing-list

5 Things You can Do Right Now to Strengthen Your Voice - Vocal Exercises - Rebecca Schwarz Singing Lessons Vocal exercises that you can do to strengthen your voice today

21/02/2021

Singing Teacher Rebecca Schwarz works with Molly on her high power singing.

I hope it is helpful.

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