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VIDEO: Should Kids Meditate?

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The world is changing, but are our minds changing just as fast? People may think that meditation or mindfulness practice is quite an obscure topic when talking about singing lessons for kids. But what could a more mindful headspace do for children, their creativity, and overall health?Steve speaks with Claire Kelly, operations director of the Mindfulness In Schools Project. Claire discusses why children may want (or need) to start considering meditation and more specifically, mindfulness practice.

We talk about:

2:55 What is mindfulness
5:33 Why do we need mindfulness practice today?
7:38 What is meditation
9:28 What happens to the brain when we meditate?
10:40 Why should kids meditate?
14:25 How to start meditation/mindfulness practice
18:30 how to group teach meditation/mindfulness practice
21:15 How to break the woowoo barrier

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How Does My Child ‘Make It’ In The Singing World?

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Do you have an aspiring superstar on your hands? If so, what do they really need to get their break in the music industry? In this video, Singfinity founder Steve speaks with LA-based, Internationally renowned, vocal coach Dave Stroud. Dave has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Justin Beiber, and Demi Lovato and so has a really good idea of what is needed to ‘make it.’

During their talk in the picturesque Forest Falls, California, they cover:

0:57 How the VocalizeU Winter Retreat can help singers grow
3:22 What Dave’s music education looked like
4:25 How classical singing is different to pop singing
7:55 How the education systems prioritize vocal education in the states
10:22 Dave explains the 4 main things (or houses) required for supreme vocal development
12:18 Why ‘The Secret’ is a fallacy – you need more than a dream
14:28 How to teach a young singing group in the best way
16:56 How to be a failure

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VIDEO: Singing Lessons and Vocal Training in Hollywood

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Steve speaks with Ingrid Schnell. Singer, songwriter and artist development coach in Los Angeles. She has worked with artist seen or heard on Disney, Nickelodeon, The Voice, X-Factor, BMG, Hollywood Records etc. He was lucky to sit in on one of Ingrid singing lessons. It was easy to see that she has a serious passion for taking artists to the top… and high expectations to match.

We talk about:

2:17 What young artists need to think about when they take the first step
3:38 It’s not all bright lights… why work ethic is important
6:28 Ingrid’s vocal training toolbox
7:27 Talent is overrated
8:48 Using musicality and harmony singing for group training
10:16 How to make the transition from karaoke singer to artist
12:08 Why Will Smith is awesome

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