Monday, 9 November 2009

BBC Singing Lessons

All this week I will be working for the BBC, teaching Aggie Mackenzie from the hit television show "How clean is your house" how to sing. By her own admission she can't hold a tune and therefore steers clear of anything to do with singing. She told me she went for a lesson with a top vocal coach in London but left at the end of her lesson no better.
My challenge is to get her good enough to sing live on the Macauley and Co. radio show on BBC Radio Scotland on Friday. You can find out how we got on and if I managed to get her to sing confidently and in tune by tuning into the show each day at 10:00am.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Xtra Factor 2009

I got a call last week from the producer of Xtra Factor (the sister program of reality talent contest show X Factor)asking me to appear on their show. unfortunately they wanted to film the following day as the show was being aired on the sunday evening. I reluctantly had to decline their offer of using my services as vocal coach as my schedule was full on the day of filming. These things happen at times!!!

Monday, 13 July 2009

Nadia Howard-Does it Again

My singing student seventeen year old Nadia Howard from Glasgow received a standing ovation at the X Factor auditions in Breahead Arena, Glagow yesterday and got Four "Yes's" from Simon Cowel, Luis Walsh, Cheryl Cole and Dannii Minogue.
She sang the Joe Cocker song "you are so beautiful". Her singing lessons and practice with me have certainly paid off as she is now on her way to boot camp on the 26th July. Simon Cowel told her "you should go far in this competition" while Dannii Minogue said she was the best that day.
Only time will tell whether Nadia can go on to win X Factor 2009 but if she continues to do her singing exercises daily as well as regular singing lessons she should go all the way.

Robert Wishart

Saturday, 20 June 2009

Nadia Howard Up In Front Of X Factor Judges Again

Seventeen year old singer Nadia Howard from Glasgow is to audition in front of X Factor judges Simon Cowel, louis Walsh, Dannii Minogue and Cheryl Cole on the 12th July 2009. She has already performed for these judges on the 8th June and wowed them with he talents. She has been getting singing lessons from me for only a few weeks and she has worked hard to perfect her singing. You can watch her practice at a lesson with vocal coach Robert Wishart. It is important to learn to sing with the correct technique.

Friday, 22 May 2009

Singing student prepares to meet Simon Cowell

Now that one of my singing lessons students senteen year old Nadia Howard from Glasgow has been told officialy that she has to audition in front of Simon Cowell and his panel of judges for this years X Factor on the 8th June, it'stime to get her voice in top condition.
Today I worked with her on her techniqe for the songs she will sing and getting her breathing sorted.
We recorded the song and worked on some parts which were not perfect. Nadia has a great voice and if she follows my instructions, singing tips and practices her singing exercises she will have a fantastic voice. She is full of enthusiasm and wants to learn to sing> to the best of her ability. Her next singing lesson is on Tuesday 2nd June.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

X Factor Auditions 2009

Congratulations again to one of my pupils seventeen year old Nadia Howard from Glasgow for getting through her second audition for X Factor on Sunday (11th May 2009).
Nadia has worked very hard in a short period of time to perfect her songs and it just goes to show that her singing lessons have paid off. As a vocal coach I get as excited as my students when they succeed at an audition. Watching them improve as they learn to sing and hone their vocal skill to their best. Well done again Nadia.

Saturday, 9 May 2009

X Factor Result

Well done to one of my students seventeen year old Nadia who has just phoned me from Hampden Park in Glasow to tell me that she succeeded in getting through to the next round in X Factor 2009. She is over the moon and so am I as she has only had a four singing lessons from me before her audition. She sang the song "You are so beautiful"

Well done againg Nadia I am keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Susan Boyle

well done Britains Got Talent hopeful Susan Boyle. she certainly took us all by surprise with her excellent performance of I dreamed a dream.
I am looking forward to her next performance on this show.
If you would like to be able to sing like her then you should take singing lessons from a good vocal coach.

Saturday, 21 March 2009

Wedding Band Glasgow

Wedding season is getting busy now and I like nothing more that performing with Blazing Pianos Wedding Band Glasgow.

Working with fellow band members keyboard player/singer Kenny Campbell and superb female vocalist Diane Barry.

Working within the glasgow and surrounding areas of Strathclyde, Lanarkshire, Bunbartonshire and Ayrshire we are kept very busy. This along with my vocal coach work keeps me very busy.

Thursday, 5 March 2009

X Factor Auditions 2009


It's almost time again to be preparing for auditions for the xfactor.

Learn the secrets of exactly what they are looking for from top Vocal Coach to TV's Pop Idol winner Michelle McManus and Fame Academy winner David Sneddon.

There are usually around ten thousand people who turn up at each audition so get the edge over other contestansts by finding out how to succeed in the X Factor auditions.

Good Luck

Robert Wishart

Vocal Coach

Thursday, 8 January 2009

Dancers should learn to sing

I was listening to an interview on Radio 2 with Elaine Paige who was interviewing dance choreographer Anthony Van Laast who was the choreographer in the stage and film versions of Mama Mia to name just one of the many hit shows credited to his name.

Anthony was telling Elaine how important it is nowadays for musical theatre dancers to be able to sing as well as dance and also for singers to be able to dance.

He went on to explain that with the tight budgets nowadays in the theatre and film industry, producers can no longer afford to employ dancers and singers and it is easier to get a job if you can do both.

Anthony is now spreading the word to dance schools to tell the dancers to have singing lessons with a good vocal coach as he is no longer interested in auditioning people whoc can't do both.

So if you're a dancer and you want to succeed in todays market of musical theatre I would suggest that you learn to sing. Anyone can be a good singer if you get the correct singing tuition.

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