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Ep 028 5 steps to keep yourself motivated with Keri Roberts

Keri Roberts is the creator of eMotion which started as a dance studio that specialized in creating confidence through teamwork with dancers of all ages and backgrounds which has now transitioned into workshops that bring dance and human connection together.
She is also the creator of the Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things podcast where she highlights every day people doing and being great while also providing the science behind personal growth.
In this podcast episode learn how Keri Motivates herself and others with her simple but effective 5 tips.
In everything she does, her mission is to teach the people how to treat themselves and others better to create a kinder, more caring world.

You can learn more about Keri here:

IG: @keri.n.roberts
FB Podcast: https://www.facebook.com/OrdinaryPeopleBeingExtraordinary/
iTunes: Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things
Sponsor: http://sghomeloans.com.au/
Spotify link to Dorothy Ruby Shoes
15min free Laser call for Visionary Singers and Entrepreneurs: www.tinabangel.com/lasercall

Ep 027 All things Musical, Pageants and One woman shows with Susana Downes

Susana Downes has been an avid performer since she was little, trained in ballet, jazz, tap, singing and piano.

She then went on to study music and musical theatre at the McDonald College of Performing Arts, obtaining her HSC. She then went on to study her Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) at the Australian Institute of Music (AIM).

During her time at the McDonald College, Susana performed the role of Lucy in the New South Wales premiere of 13, and sang ‘Bless the Lord’ in Godspell.

While at AIM, Susana was fortunate to be a part of the ensemble in Rent (Tyran Parke) and to play Peg Hartigan in Summer Rain. At the same time she also performed in various local productions including Hairspray, The Wizard of Oz (both with Packmen Productions) Gigi in Miss Saigon and Carmen in Fame.

After completing her degree, Susana starred in her dream role playing Wendla Bergman in Spring Awakening with independent theatre company, Stagetek Productions, in 2014. She has also been an avid member of Exclaim Theatre company, being in their three latest productions; Dionne in Hair, Mortimer in The Fantasticks and Carla in In The Heights.

Susana was also privileged to take place in the 2015 Sydney New Voices Masterclass and Performance with Matthew Lee Robinson.

Susana was also the Miss Charity Queen for the Miss Philippines-Australia pageant in 2015, travelling to the Philippines representing Australia and visiting various areas of the Philippines and helping raise money for various charities.

Susana performed her first solo cabaret in 2015, titled My Musical Wishlist, where all proceeds of the cabaret went to charities as part of her journey as Miss Charity Queen.

In this episode Susana chats about her upcoming One woman show, her inspiration and her vision.

I have loved watching her grow as a performer we dive into her musical upbringing and the huge difference working with an agent and management has been in her business.

She share with us her love of Pageants, being mentored, holding 7 jobs and her hopes for the future.

You can follow Susana here:

This episode was sponsored by: SG Homeloans 

Tina Bangel’s 6 week Breakthrough sessions for visionary Singers and entrepreneurs: Life changing program to release Negative emotions and limiting beliefs that are holding you back from your true potential.
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Ep 026 Great Brand Storytelling On Video with Mark Flores

Mark D. Flores is a video strategist/producer who founded Falcon Creative to help brands and businesses make a bigger impact with high-quality video productions and digital marketing.
In this podcast interview, Mark shares with you some solid video marketing strategies to assist you in 3 key areas:
1. How to grab your audience’s attention
2. How to keep your audience’s attention
3. How to trigger action from your viewer

Mark also provides some valuable entrepreneurial insights in helping you achieve results such as turning your passion into a business with the aid of video and digital marketing.

You can download his free 24-pg workbook “A Business Owner’s Workbook To Great Brand Storytelling On Video”. It shows you how to cultivate a strategic storytelling practice since it’s one of the most powerful ways that every growing business and lasting brand needs.
Download it for free at: http://bit.ly/2pWPTSN

Mark is a creative through and through and is also passionate about playing the guitar, singing and practising mindfulness. He is obsessed with nature walks and gets a thrill using Google Home.
Check out his company website on http://falconcreative.com.au and connect with him on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/markdfloresproductions

Spotify link to song “All That Jazz”
My company link, Falcon Creative
Link to Mark D. Flores business page

Tina Bangel free 15min NLP Laser call www.tinabangel.com/lasercall
Sponsor: sghomeloans.com.au

Ep 025 One Voice can change the world podcast featuring Van Sereno

Don’t be fooled, this aint no PopAsia. No gangnam style or cheesy love ballads from this man! Van is an Australian indie artist migrated from the Philippines and based in Sydney from the tender age of 5. Growing up in the inner west has produced a competent guitarist and an innovative songwriter with an engaging voice.

Starting out as session guitarist for Sydneys top cover bands and various recording studios around town, he graduated with his own originals outfit and songwriting vehicle VAMPit. For years he worked on his craft until he felt comfortable breaking out on his own solo career in early 2005. Eleven years later, Van is promoting his 8th independently released album “Don’t Worry”, and continues to play anything from pubs, clubs, weddings, corporates, tours and festivals.

His music is best described as indie urban acoustic with a pop sensibility, a kind of storytelling with a groove. Not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve, Van offers you a brand of music that is quirky, cheeky and yet foot stomping and booty shaking at the same time. Think John Mayer meets Babyface.

What we spoke about:

What are 5 tips to being a better songwriter? 
What are some perceived failures but looking back that was the best thing that ever happened to you? 
If someone has been gigging for years what are ways to keep things interesting and how have your evolved? 
Give us examples of ways you have evolved as songwriter and performer?  
I know that you are creative and firstly you are an artist, one of the struggles we have as singers and artists is wearing different hats (admin etc) how are you finding the balance with social media and creativity? 
Who are your mentors? 
What does 10 years look like for you? 
The name of this podcast is One Voice can change the world what does this mean to you?
What is one song that changed your life? 
How can people connect with you? Where can we get your latest album? 
Follow Van at www.vansereno.com

Follow Van on IG https://www.instagram.com/vansereno/

Follow Van on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Van-Sereno-9071082571/

Free PDF download – 5 essentials ways to start creating your first album http://tinabangel.com/starmakeraccelerator

Listen to Keep on keeping on the One Voice can change the world podcast spotify playlist 

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Ep 024 Vocal health and how to land Cruise ship gigs with Jasmine Biala

Loved my time with the one and only Jasmine Biala!

Jasmine finds no greater joy than singing. From the tender age of 7, Jasmine has been heavily involved with the Filipino-Australian community, singing for various charity events and opening for international music acts.

Since completing her Bachelor of Music, Jasmine has been involved in numerous musical contexts – from performing to big audiences, to recording original music. She prides herself on her versatility, growing up with a love for all types of music. Her greatest achievement in her career so far is performing to a sold out crowd with her original group, Enter The Ninja.

One of Jasmine’s defining characteristics is her pursuit to make everyone smile through her music.

In this episode Jasmine shares her personal story about her vocal health.  How she overcame her vocal struggles and continues to wow audiences not only in Sydney but Internationally whilst sailing on the seas!

Instagram: @jasminebiala
Website (for my acoustic duo): www.jasmineandjohn.com

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Ep 023 How to create a team to support your vision with Cat Thompson

It was wonderful to learn about Cat Thompson’s story and what she has been up to.

Always busy creating and working toward her vision as an artist, Cat realised at the early start of her career, that having a team she could trust and gain inspiration from was equally important as having good work ethics and persistence in the music business.

Cat shares her story about growing up overseas, her early introduction to music, how she developed as a singer and dancer and also how she creates her music videos.

Her positive nature is inspiring and she is currently heavily promoting her new single Be Mine.

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Website:        www.catthompson.com
YouTube:        www.youtube.com/catthompson
Facebook:      www.facebook.com/catthompsonofficial
Instagram:     instagram.com/catthompsonofficial
Twitter:            twitter.com/catthompsonlive

Manager:       Nick Adelino
Email:             nick [at] arizpoint [dot] com

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Ep 022 Creating your signature sound, landing festival gigs and being vulnerable

Very honoured to have my former student and One Voice Alumni as part of the podcast! 

Clarissa has just released her new single Vulnerable which is now available online!

I watched Clarissa’s grow, develop her own style, she paved her own way.  We chat about her process on creating her signature sound, how she landed gigs at some of Sydney’s finest music festivals.

We dive into her inspiration for her single Vulnerable.  Can’t wait to see what’s next for Clarissa!


“I’m a big fan of debut singles. I think they make such a statement when done correctly, and when someone pulls it off effectively, its impact is unrivalled in announcing exactly who the artist is and what they’re about. This is exactly what we have here with CLARISSA MEI, who has arrived in spectacular fashion with her debut single, ‘Vulnerable’.” Emma Jones of www.purplesneakers.com.au

Follow her on :

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ClarissaMeiMusic/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/clarissamei/

Listen Vulnerable Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/0YvrCLq7c4ICmfJEia7Xxo

Bandcamp: https://clarissamei.bandcamp.com/releases

Final song: Journey Gently by Tina Bangel

Ep 120 How to nail your next audition with Amy Orman

This Episode was brought to you by The Diaz Foundation and 5 Vocal Tea.

Amy Orman is a New York based singer, dancer and actress. She has recently finished 2 seasons as a Radio City performer.

I was honoured to have her as my singing student when she was younger, she then graduated from McDonald College and moved to Chicago to gain a degree in Music Theatre.

With a wealth of experience singing on Cruise Ships, Musicals in the USA, as well as mentoring young singers in Chicago, Amy shares valuable tips on how to nail your next audition.

She shares how she has made a living from being a performer, her struggles, her triumphs and how her and her husband (who is also a New York musician) create opportunities for themselves during the off seasons.

You can follow Amy at the following links:
Instagram: @oamyo

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Ep 019 One Voice can change the world with Blessie Pilapil

This Episode 019 is brought to you by

5 Vocal Tea and The Diaz Foundation.

Blessie Pilapil is the founder of Calitive and also a singer-songwriter.  We chat about her songwriting process and why it took her two years to release her single Start Over. We speak about the importance of family, networking, her strong faith and surrounding herself with positive people.

Blessie Pilapil

In this episode we mentioned

Lea Salonga

Joe Magno

Jhay Cabrera

Jubilation singers

S T A R T O V E R / /

O U T I N S T O R E S N O W 

you can listen on apple music or spotify…





Photographer: Charles K Sedghi

Producer: Jhay Cabrera

Songwriter: Blessie Pilapil

If you would like to be a guest on the podcast please email me at tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com or visit tinabangel.com

6 tips to help you sing with soul – Vocal workshop with DeAndre Brackensick

There are voices that sing …and then…. there are souls who sing.

DeAndre Brackensick is one of those souls.

His voice is heaven sent, God given.

We were lucky enough to have DeAndre conduct a vocal workshop for us.

I came across an amazing Youtube video featuring DeAndre and incredible singers and musicians Unaware/Pretty Wings • Allen Stone/Maxwell | #LOOPSLIVE

I was so excited to share this clip with my students.  We studied his technique, vocal licks, to the way he shaped his mouth when singing the high notes and basically I just wanted them to see what it’s like to sing with soul and feeling.

You can imagine my excitement when I found out that he would be in Sydney for the Gospel Jam organised by Pastor David Eco of Living Bread Ministries.  Our very own One Voice Alumni Clarissa Mei is part of the Gospel Jam Choir.

That same day I reached out to him and asked if he could conduct a vocal workshop for my students and anyone who wanted to learn how to sing with more soul, passion and learn how to sing vocal licks with ease.

6 tips to help you sing with soul inspired by DeAndre Brackensick

Here are a few things we learnt from DeAndre.  I’m going to tie in a few of my singing tips too.

1.Open your mouth

Sounds obvious!

When we feel nervous often the first thing we do is fall into the habit of tensing our bodies.  You may feel it in your shoulders, neck, tongue and jaw. 

As singers who are just beginning, it’s quiet natural to forget how to relax and open the mouth.

For some singers who are in the vicinity of DeAndre and hearing him sing, you may automatically feel intimidated and not good enough.

Here are some ways to overcome that self doubt.  

1. Be aware that your body may be tense. 

  • Where do you feel your tension?
  • How are you holding your body? 
  • Is it closed?  Are your arms folded in front of you?
  • Are your feet together and knees locked?

Now change your physiology.

  • Stand tall
  • Have your feet grounded, feel yourself rooted to the ground yet free enough to move to the the music.
  • Arms at your side
  • Neck is long, head held high
  • Shoulders down and relaxed

How do you feel?  Balanced? Confident? Free?

Compare this stance to your tense body posture. 

Changing your physiology and the way you are standing will help you have a more confident mindset. You will be ready to confidently sing.

2. Change the negative language in your head with positive language.

Do something for me now. Write down the chatter in your head when when you feel nervous:

e.g – I can’t do this, my voice sounds bad, what will people think of me.

Replace the negative chatter in your mind with talk that may be more useful.

Write them down .e.g. I can do this! Yes, I get to do this! I am confident.

List positive practical things you can say to yourself.

3. Now implement these to the act of singing or to your goal.

Your goal may be to open your mouth when singing higher notes.

  • Are you in the correct singing posture? Are you watching yourself in the mirror?
  • Are you using better language? e.g. Relax and drop the jaw, open the mouth 2 finger spaces wide
  • Now sing with your goal in mind
  • You may have to do it a multiple times until you get it right, until it feels natural or consult a Vocal coach to see if you are heading in the right direction.


4. Celebrate

Often we don’t celebrate enough when we have the slightest improvement.  By celebrating with a pat on the back you reward yourself for good behaviour.  The more you repeat this process the more likely you will gravitate to this good behaviour and stick to it.

Break out of the negative pattern and replace it with positive ones.

When you apply this often enough, you change your negative pattern and replace it with new positive patterns, you will form a new habit that feels natural.

2. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake

DeAndre made the top 24 in season 10 of American idol.  He came back the following year and made it to the top 8.  That says something. 

He learnt from his mistakes in Season 10 and came back better and stronger in Season 11.  By making mistakes or so called “failing” you will find yourself “failing forward” if you let it.

Which means you learn to do better next time, that’s the beauty of failing.  You can use it to your advantage, you work towards your goal until you reach it or surpass it. 

Look where DeAnrde’s experience lead him …. more opportunities like being a support act for Boys to Men and John Legend.  Imagine if he didn’t try again.

Quitting = Failing 

Keep your vision alive!

3. Practice Ad-libs

One of the highlights of the vocal workshop was the ad-libing activity where he would play on his guitar and sing a conversation with each person at the workshop.

Some found it easy, some found it a challenge.

I bet that if we were to do that again, each participant would do better…why?

Because they know what to expect…the negative chatter in their head would be replaced with positive chatter.

Don’t beat yourself up! 

If you see a baby trying to walk and falling down you wouldn’t say anything bad to the baby, you find yourself encouraging them. Saying get up…you can do it…and with those few steps you would find yourself clapping and cheering them on. 

That’s what you need to do with your steps towards learning to sing.  Do the work though!

4. Listen to other singers and artists other than what’s on the radio or on the current charts

Before the workshop ended each person was given an artist to listen to and study.

By listening to singers that are not so popular and not on todays’ Top 40 charts, it broadens your way of thinking and being creative.

Listen to different genres that you wouldn’t normally listen to – Country, Jazz, Indie, Rock, Latin.

The idea is to find sounds, rhythms, tones and textures and vocally play with with those sounds, texture, tones and rhythms. 

Perhaps you like the vocal lick of a particular singer – study the lick. 

  • Count the amount to notes there are. 
  • Study the movement of the melody.
  • Use a piano or guitar to isolate the melody. Slow it down.
  • Sing the melody to numbers or one syllable (Ah)
  • Repeat the process until you get the melody and rhythm right
  • Now study the tone (deep, chesty, whisper) and texture (Gritty, soft, light)
  • You may have to repeat this hundreds of times just to feel like it’s natural.

5. Believe in yourself

We sometime forget to acknowledge how far we have come.  Take time to look back on your achievements – big or small.

Write down all the achievements you have created for yourself within in the past year, within the past 5 years and then 10 years.

Look at your accomplishments, bring yourself back to that time, smile and feel grateful.

Now that you have those moments inside your heart go ahead and think about 3 things you would like to accomplish in the near future.

Write them down, imagine your goals happening…. How do you feel?


6. Be open to learning and raise your standards

Surround yourself with people who lift you up. 

I can teach ad-libs but it doesn’t come to me as naturally as DeAndre.  This is the reason why I reached out to him. 

I believe in learning from people who are better than you.  Why? Because it pushes you to be not just good but outstanding. 

Singing with someone better than you can help you grow as artist.  You can watch them intently- watch what they do with their mouth, how they form their words, how they use their body when singing high notes and low notes, how they move to the music to get themselves in the zone of singing.

It’s inspiring and the more you surround yourself with that inspiration the more you will innately gravitate to singing the way that you wish to. 

Ofcourse, it won’t come easily.  You need to work, sing and make mistakes along the way so you can figure out how to do it better.

DeAndre sparked my inspiration to not only be a better singer but also to be a better teacher.  To challenge my students to have a higher standard and keep working hard towards their goal until they get it or surpass it. I’m so grateful to him.  A wonderful young role model and so very humble. Be on the look out for DeAndre’s album in the near future, next month he will be backing vocalist to Guy Sebastian.  You can follow him on Instagram and Facebook

Thank you to all who attended, big shout out to Ronell who travelled two hours from the coast just to attend.  It was wonderful to learn from each and every one of you. Very proud of the One Voice kids who attended- giving up their Sunday to improve on their craft.

Huge thank you our generous Sponsors – The Diaz Foundation and The Five Vocal tea.

Musically yours!

Tina xx

P.S We are now taking enrolments for term 4!  I not only teach children but I also have room for adult students.

P.S.S  I have 10 Spots for a free 30min Vocal Consultation for new students.  Bookings essential!  Please email at tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com to claim you spot now.  Offer ends 15th of October 2017. Lessons can be via Skype or one on one.

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