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Episode 278 - Non-Conceptual Singing

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

Release Date: 07/26/2022

Episode 288 - Theory Vs. Practice show art Episode 288 - Theory Vs. Practice

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks about the importance of taking the knowledge and theory you have learned and putting it into practice in various settings, not just in the rehearsal studio.  Episode Highlights: You must "experience" the theory learned to truly understand how to apply it in all settings Some singing methods or terms can be a trap The importance of connecting with your voice teacher We are learning new discoveries about the voice every day, so being open to putting new methods into practice can help your singing  To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books,...

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Episode 287 - Overcoming Stage Fright with Elisa Di Napoli show art Episode 287 - Overcoming Stage Fright with Elisa Di Napoli

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks with Mindset Coach, Creativity Counsellor, Holistic Hypnotherapist, and Author Elisa Di Napoli about combining scientific and holistic approaches to managing stage fright.  Episode Highlights: Elisa talks about how her passion for both music and psychology inspired her to become a Mindset Coach Hypnosis explained, and how it can be a tool to help with stage fright What is "negative mental rehearsal?" Steps that you can take today to help minimize stage fright To learn more about Elisa Di Napoli, visit: elisadinapoli.com  For her free book go to: To...

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Episode 286 - You Alone Are Responsible show art Episode 286 - You Alone Are Responsible

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks about why you and you alone are responsible for your voice. By understanding and acknowledging all aspects of your voice, strengths, and weaknesses, you can create a clear path to better singing. Episode Highlights: We need to take responsibility for where we are and where we want to go with our singing Each of us only has so much energy, so we need to spend it wisely  Places in our lives that we can adjust to be more efficient The environments we work in are just as important as the time we take to practice To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling...

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Episode 285 - Laryngeal Massage with Christine Schneider show art Episode 285 - Laryngeal Massage with Christine Schneider

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks with Licensed Massage Therapist and Manual Voice Specialist Christine Schneider about the cutting-edge practice of Manual Laryngeal Therapy, where she specializes in laryngeal and TMJ treatments for professional voice users. Episode Highlights: Christine talks about how her own experience as a professional voice user inspired her path to become a Manual Voice Specialist/Massage Therapist How the whole body needs to be taken into consideration when treating the voice Common issues that singers encounter The importance of movement and "equal load-share" explained To...

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Episode 284 - Fascia with Jeremy Ryan Mossman show art Episode 284 - Fascia with Jeremy Ryan Mossman

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks with voice teacher Jeremy Ryan Mossman about our body's "fascia" and how it relates to our singing.  Episode Highlights: What is fascia? How fascia actually can make adjustments both subconsciously and consciously How to really listen to your body "Turning your voice off" to fast-track sensation of the singing process  To learn more about Jeremy, visit "Singing with JMoss" on FaceBook, and click this link to find out more about his next workshop:   Click  and use coupon code "JHEN" to get 1/3 off. To learn more about John Henny, his...

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Episode 283 - Classical to Contemporary with Suzanne Waters show art Episode 283 - Classical to Contemporary with Suzanne Waters

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks with top professional session singer Suzanne Waters about how she is able to balance contemporary and classical vocal styles of session work. Episode Highlights:  Suzanne talks about how she got her start in the music business The importance of paying your dues Warming up to get into "the zone" for a specific genre  Each genre of singing has its challenges To learn more about Suzanne Waters, visit: To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: johnhenny.com

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Episode 282 - Four Thousand Weeks show art Episode 282 - Four Thousand Weeks

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks about managing your time and the choices you will have to make regarding your singing career to be able to reach your goals efficiently. Episode Highlights:  Time is finite We need to make choices in our singing careers, and all of the options can be overwhelming Cross-over success - is it possible? Reality and fantasy and how to let go of certain things to start being efficient and clear about your goals To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: johnhenny.com

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Episode 281 - Beware This Vocal Tip show art Episode 281 - Beware This Vocal Tip

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks about vocal tip trends in social media and the risks of using these tips without foundation in vocal technique fundamentals.  Episode Highlights:  Navigating vocal tips on social media The shout mechanism and the risk of "over-muscling" in a higher pitch Resonances explained Vowel modification and vowel tuning and the difference between the two To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit: johnhenny.com

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Episode 280 - A Cappella 101 with Rob Dietz show art Episode 280 - A Cappella 101 with Rob Dietz

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks with arranger, vocal percussionist, and author Rob Dietz about his latest book, "A Cappella 101," and how vocal techniques and an understanding of how your voice works will help singers develop their voices. Episode Highlights: Rob talks about his experience and how it inspired his latest book Vocal drumming explained How understanding formants and vowels will help you create contrast in textures and tone The importance of groove, feel, and articulation        To learn more about Rob Dietz, visit: robdietzmusic.com To learn more about John...

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Episode 279 - Slow Down! show art Episode 279 - Slow Down!

The Intelligent Vocalist with John Henny

In this episode, John talks about how trying to keep up with the information coming at us in a continually speeding up world can be overwhelming and distract us from truly connecting with our voices and creativity. Episode Highlights:  We are in a modern world where it is constantly speeding up, and the rate at which we are navigating all of this fast information affects us all  Slowness nurtures attention, and how speed shatters it How slowing down while you practice your singing can bring together mind-body awareness  Distractions are everywhere, and how to get clarity and...

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In this episode, John talks about how concepts and judgment can hold us back from truly experiencing our voices and that learning to let go and embrace being in the moment will enhance our singing and our performance.

Episode Highlights:

  • What are you truly experiencing when you are singing?
  • How labeling or trying to define moments can take you away from the actual experience
  • How to bring more of "being in the moment" into your vocal practice and performance
  • Letting go of pre-conceptions 

To learn more about John Henny, his best-selling books, courses, John's Singing School, and the Contemporary Voice Teacher Academy, visit:

johnhenny.com