Sunday, December 10, 2017

Author of A Brand New Book Takes Singing Workshops to Capetown

I have never been to Capetown, but I've heard a lot of wonderful things about your beautiful city. And so if you live in Capetown, and want to be a part of my all new express singing workshops phenomenon, then I have some really good news for you. I’m coming to Capetown, South Africa in 2018. 

On my short visit, I will be giving free voice assessments, and conducting private voice training sessions to help you improve the voice you already have.

I’ve just published a new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, which is basically a collection of helpful tips and articles for singers, around which my Africa book and workshops tour will revolve.

Here’s what you can expect from my Capetown visit:

Having helped over a thousand people in Tanzania and across the African continent over the past eight years--both online and off, I have continually developed and refined my vocal training modules to ultimately re-balance and transform your singing voice in as little as 10 hours. When I land in Capetown, I will first conduct voice assessments for a couple of days, and then book pupils in for my 10-hour Vocal Training Crash Course. (You’ll only spend an hour with me per day).

Included with this private one-on-one training program, you’ll get my new book AND the prerecorded audio vocal training program that comes with the book. I will also be recording segments of your 'live' training sessions with me to give to you for home-learning use later. This is an after-sales service I traditionally give to all of my pupils, to help you maintain, nurture and further develop your new singing voice.

Phew! I am so excited about coming to Capetown. Are you? Then, you can begin by linking up with me on WhatsApp (see contact info in banner): or via Skype ID tojona for a free consultation regarding your voice.

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Lulu for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT… and coming SOON to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach


Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Singing Workshops Africa Tour 2018 by JOETT Coming to Kenya

If you love to sing and you’re based in Nairobi or Mombasa, then I have some really good news for you. I’m coming to Kenya in 2018, to conduct singing workshops to help you improve the voice you already have.

I’ve just published a new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, which is basically a collection of helpful tips and articles for singers, around which my Africa book and workshops tour will revolve.

Here’s what you can expect from my Kenya visit:

Having helped over a thousand people in Tanzania and across the African continent over the past eight years--both online and off, I have continually developed and refined my vocal training modules to ultimately re-balance and transform your singing voice in as little as 10 hours. When I land in Nairobi, I will first conduct voice assessments for a couple of days, and then book pupils in for my 10-hour Vocal Training Crash Course. (You’ll only spend an hour with me per day).

Included with this private one-on-one training program, you’ll get my new book AND the prerecorded audio vocal training program that comes with the book. I will also be recording segments of your 'live' training sessions with me to give to you for home-learning use later. This is an after-sales service I traditionally give to all of my pupils, to help you maintain, nurture and further develop your new singing voice.

Phew! I am so excited about coming to Kenya. Are you? Then, you can begin by linking up with me on WhatsApp (see contact info in banner); or via Skype ID tojona for a free consultation regarding your voice.

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Lulu for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT… and coming SOON to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach


Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here! 

Friday, December 1, 2017

3 Simple Ways to Extend the Life and Wellbeing of Your Voice



Look, when it comes to your voice, you can’t always be feeling great. There are times when you’re going to feel a little delicate around the throat and perhaps, not even wanting to talk much—just to preserve the voice. Everyone goes through this. What brings this condition on is a matter of concern, however, because if it isn’t the common flu wreaking havoc on your vocal cords, then you’ll want to know what else is possibly causing your discomfort.

I’ll cut to the chase. There are the usual suspects: overuse of your voice for whatever reason; slipping up when you sing and using your throat instead of your speech-level posture—slip up a couple of times and you are done for—that’s how rapid it is.

Solution: take a break! Get some rest. Take 1000 mg of vitamin C per day. Maybe, even toss some ground ginger and honey into your cup of tea. But most importantly, do get some vocal rest. Once you know what to do when the going gets tough around the throat, you will quite easily extend the life and health of your voice with a bit of vocal rest as and when required. Don’t even do the scales when you’re resting! Give yourself time to heal.

Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.
You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Lulu for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT (Click here!)… and coming SOON to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach
Personalized Skype Lessons
Private Studio Singing Lessons

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here! 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Billboard: The Climate is So Good for Singer-Songwriters

An article in Billboard Magazine caught my attention. The article talks about a parade of guitar-toting male troubadours who have climbed, slowly and sensitively, on to pop radio, with acoustic singles over the last 12-15 months.

And they include James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go" to Niall Horan's "Slow Hands".

Described in the article as, “strum-happy tracks, which tend to be subdued even while expressing desire or angst, also offer the opposite of rap's buoyant energy. (Additionally, their lethargy separates this recent period of acoustic popularity from a similar surge that took place in 2012 and 2013, when the Lumineers and Mumford & Sons scored hits with songs meant to inspire arena clap-alongs.) But they continue to get airwave play.”

"Ed Sheeran really led the way for this," says Nadine Santos, Director of Programming for Music Choice, which controls audio content for cable TV subscribers. "He had the same sound that came off so adult contemporary, but you went to his shows and saw 12-year-old girls. Everyone picked up on that, and this year you saw a lot more of it."

I have to say, this quite excites me. I feel a sense of déjà vu with this one. Cos I’ve just released an acoustic EP myself—just for the heck of it—but who knows where it’ll end up. If demand for acoustic continues to grow, the future certainly looks bright for contemporary acoustic pieces. Read the full Billboard article Return of the Top 40 Troubadour: How Singer-Songwriters Reclaimed Pop Radio.

A couple of weeks prior to the release of my memoirs 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, I released an acoustic pop EP titled Twisted, containing an eclectic mix of my acoustic recordings from 2010 to 2017. Distributed by London-based Africori, Twisted is now available on all major download/stream platforms: iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo and Spotify. Download/Stream Twisted EP Here!
And would you like to follow the acoustic trail yourself? You'll find plenty of vocal warm-up tips and piano scales audio tapes in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT here!
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.


You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!

JOETT — Vocal Coach

Monday, November 27, 2017

Is your Deodorant Spray Affecting Your Throat?

Warren Wong
I know, the image on here looks a wee bit over the top, but I thought it would grab your attention.  

I get all sorts of complaints from singers looking for solutions to issues relating to throat irritation. This one actually is a problem I face myself.

Aerosol spray deodorants do not sit well with me. In fact, quite a few brands do irritate my throat, getting to a point where I actually experience rather weird spasms that almost feel as though someone is pouring acid down my throat.

And so I can only use underarm deodorant stick. Ironically, I don’t have a problem with cologne.

The purpose of this article therefore is rather simple. If you are sensing throat irritation and you cannot figure out what is bringing this on, if you’re using a deodorant spray, try switching to a deodorant stick for several days and see if it stops. If your problem is gone, it means your throat irritation is caused by your deodorant spray.

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Lulu for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT… and SOON coming to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach
Personalized Skype Lessons
Private Singing Lessons

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here! 

Sunday, November 26, 2017

How Much of the Body Is Water and its Significance for Singers

Izzy Gerosa
Have you ever wondered how much water we have in our body? Well, the amount of water does vary, depending on the organ in question. Blood plasma in particular, contains much of the water (20% of the body's total).

According to a study performed by H.H. Mitchell, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, the amount of water in the human heart and brain is 73%, the lungs are 83%, muscles and kidneys are 79%, the skin is 64%, and the bones are around 31%.

Therefore, the overall amount of water in the human body ranges from 50-75%,

And water serves multiple purposes. Water is the primary building block of cells. It acts as an insulator that regulates internal body temperature, partly because water has a high specific heat, and the body uses perspiration and respiration to regulate temperature.

Needless to say, in order for the body to metabolize proteins and carbohydrates from food, water is needed. It is the primary component of saliva, used to digest carbohydrates and aid in swallowing food.

Water lubricates joints and also insulates the brain, spinal cord, organs, and fetus. It acts as a shock absorber. And last but not least, water is used to flush waste and toxins from the body via urine.

That is the important role water plays in our body. So you can imagine how beneficial this is for our overall wellbeing, not to mention the vocal folds—and thereby our voice!

You’ll find tons of helpful tips and articles for singers in my new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach, now available in paperback from Lulu for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT!! COMING SOON to Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Support independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach
Personalized Skype Lessons

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here! 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

How to Spot the Fake Free Online Singing Lessons for Beginners


For those of you looking to find free online singing lessons, I want to go over a couple of things to help you find a plan that works. In this short article, I’ll want to help you get smart.

First of all, beware of the word free. There is no such thing as free. Most vocal instructors out there will give you nothing for free. Yes, you might get a couple of free download tapes and videos for free, but those are only teasers to entice you into buying the full product.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not knocking anybody here. I’m only stating the obvious. So forget about the freebies, because they don’t exist.

Now let me show you how to get smart to get what you want.

If you want to find free online singing lessons for beginners, you’ll want to find, at the very list, a vocal coach who isn’t trying to get you to sign up for their email list outright, using the free offer as a carrot to get you to subscribe. They’re trying to sell you something. Period. And I wouldn't hold that against them. They've got to make a living too, right?

The smart thing to do is to find a collection of products that offer something substantial PLUS backend support: like email, WhatsApp, Viber, Mobile visibly on display. This would tell you one thing: that they’re real and accessible.

And this is the reason why I decided to publish a book and to include with it vocal training exercises to help you get started with voice training and also, to motivate you to keep training. It isn’t entirely free. Of course not! But for what you get, it is extremely affordable. And it's a tangible product. One you can touch, feel and open anytime you want.

My new book 101 Letters from a Vocal Coach is now available in paperback for a WHOPPING 25% DISCOUNT here!

You are the Instrument, Learn to Sing Like a Pro!


JOETT — Vocal Coach
Personalized Skype Lessons

Download/Stream my brand new acoustic pop EP Twisted now available on iTunes, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon, Akazoo, Spotify. Click here!