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Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Musics

Your Western-Classical Degree Did Not Prepare You to Teach Popular Musics

As a voice teacher, you probably spent four years or more and thousands of dollars on a western-classical degree that was supposed to prepare you to “sing anything,” but as soon as you started teaching voice lessons, you realized the things you learned weren’t helping your popular music style students get the results either of you wanted. Dr. Shannon Coates of the VoicePed UnDegree and The Vocal Instrument 101 sharessome of the things you probably didn’t learn in your classical degree that help you serve your popular music style students.

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How to develop a SUPER FAST warm up | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

How to develop a SUPER FAST warm up | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

We all live super busy lives and as a result, we are all searching for efficient ways to make our lives more streamlined. This week we welcome Dr Shannon Coates (www.shannon-coates.com) to the show to discuss ways to develop disciplines that will benefit our vocal health without eating into our precious time.

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NATS Chat – ‘Teaching Very Young Singers’ with guest Shannon Coates

NATS Chat – ‘Teaching Very Young Singers’ with guest Shannon Coates

Shannon Coates was our guest for NATS Chat, presented by Inside View Press, on March 11, 2018. Shannon shared her extensive experience to discuss the special dynamics of teaching very young singers. The lively and informative chat included expectations for very young singers, tools and resources for independent voice studio teachers, and incorporating the instruction of very young singers into voice pedagogy curricula.

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Formant-Free Singing Pedagogy | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

Formant-Free Singing Pedagogy | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

With so much advancement going on in the world of learning to sing, and teaching singers, you could be forgiven for thinking that the baby is being thrown out with the proverbial bathwater. Join Dr Dan and Dr Shannon (a longtime friend of Voice Essentials) for a provocative discussion about where voice teaching has arrived, and where we think it might be going…

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Interview with Dr Shannon Coates

Interview with Dr Shannon Coates

I had the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Dr. Shannon Coates, an incredibly gifted vocal pedagogy specialist who focusses on teaching teachers of voice.

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Say What? Deciphering Singing Terminology | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

Say What? Deciphering Singing Terminology | Dr Shannon Coates with #DrDan

Have you ever been left confused by some of the terminologies you hear used by singing teachers? if you have, you’re not alone. Sometimes it feels like everything in singing has three or four terms that mean the same thing. And to make things worse, sometimes singing teachers are using the same label to describe completely different things! ARGH.Join Dr Dan and special guest, Dr Shannon, for a fun and informative discussion about singing terminology and lingo. Here’s hoping we don’t muddy the waters further!

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