September 5th, 2015 | by VoiceCouncil
Vocal Coach comments from Janine Le Clair
Way to go Barb – you certainly have passion for your music & performance and you are correct, age has no bearing on great music! Speaking technical for a moment, you have a beautiful round position on your mouth for your ‘oo’s” and vocal runs – your jaw seems nice and relaxed. Perhaps to help you with the big top notes that have that edge to them, use your diaphragm (almost like you’re punching your belly in) for support when you’re about to sing those notes – it will alleviate pressure on the throat.
Janine LeClair, for VoiceCouncil Magazine
Barb Atkinson's bio
I’m a geologist and a mom, but I’m also kind of a dreamer, I suppose. I “found singing” much later in life than I wish I had, and now I’m trying to prove to myself that I’m ok, and that age doesn’t matter if passion and focus are true and unwavering. I can’t imagine not having my current band. I don’t want the singing to stop. I want to achieve just one big thing to validate all this. Unfortunately, this is one of the only “quality” videos I have that shows/proves me singing. Others can be found on my band’s channel, however: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8B-K7deUUKr3jBswXTZU7fVpscJZ9Tw7
This singer was an entrant in our competition which ended on January 15th 2016.
The overall winner received:
- 1000.00 in Prizes (USD or equivalent)
- Feedback from Celebrity Vocal Coaches
- Media promotion for You and Your Music