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What a Vocal teacher learnt while singing with Charice

My journey as a Vocal coach and singer is thankfully fruitful.  I feel like a tree with many branches, each branch has many buds that bloom into beautiful flowers, some die and fall to the ground and others take time to blossom.

The branches represent the many hats I need to wear.

Teaching one on one, learning my craft as a singer, taking care of administrative work, marketing, promoting and so on.

The flowers represent the fruits of my labour.

The smiles on the kids faces, the happiness I see on the parents faces when they watch their child perform. The A-ha moments when students finally get what I am saying. When Rob tells me he is proud of me or when Christian tells me “That was nice singing Mum!”

I spend many hours developing the kids voices but also I do find myself chatting to them about life lessons.

So this is what I learnt over the pass weeks leading to the Charice live concert in Sydney until the moment One Voice students and I would share the stage with Charice.

1. People are willing to help make dreams happen.

Imagine all the sponsors, families, kids, producers putting their whole heart into this event.  Promoting it, rehearsing for it and working to make it happen.  It goes beyond just ONE PERSON!  People all around the world help make this event happen – from Charice’s team to the wonderful Cruz family in the Philippines who made the One Voice shirts in such short notice.  (Thank you to our shirt sponsors, Diaz Foundation, Australian Filipina/Help after Haiyan, Oz Pinoy Home loans – their help went toward the recording of the Be heard song)

ONE VOICE AND CHARICE

2. A community was created because we believe that we can make a difference in a small way or another.

Thank you to all the people who interviewed us for the newspapers and radio.  Those experiences really made a difference in the kids confidence.

Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Daniel March, Dominic Cabrera, Tina Bangel and One Voice kids

Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Daniel March, Dominic Cabrera, Tina Bangel and One Voice kids – I believe this was the silly face photo…I didn’t get the memo.

3. Don’t take things personally.  

I am always the first to take things personally! I hate the feeling until I remind myself that people have a job to do and each of us have the intention (hopefully) to do good in the world.  When people snap or treat us in a negative way it maybe because things weren’t communicated properly. It’s a learning experience so we can create bigger and better things in the future.

Charice with One Voice kids

Charice with One Voice kids

4.  Have the best team behind you.

Surround yourself with people who will lift your game up and genuinely want to you to succeed but who remind you to stay humble. Charice always brings a sound guy from Canada to make sure her Vocals even more amazing she also brings her musical director Troy Laureta to all her major shows. Piece of mind is the key so you can be the best you can on stage.

Tina Bangel with Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Dominic Cabrera and Daniel March

Tina Bangel with Troy Laureta, Martin Serra, Dominic Cabrera and Daniel March

5. There is no such thing as the ‘little person.”

Each person is important, from the guy who lovingly poured the beer for audience members so they can enjoy the concert to the lady at the front desk selling the tickets. We all have a job that is just as important as the next person’s job.

Jasper and Mylene just part of Cheers entertainment. Thank you for believing in us!

Jasper and Mylene just part of Cheers entertainment. Thank you for believing in us!

6. Expect the unexpected.

Deal with it and move on or maybe write a blog post about it! If things don’t go the way you want it to, learn to be assertive so it doesn’t happen again next time. I’m so thankful for Miss Pam Picarts help with the kids backstage. She was able to help us so much while there were things that were technically unavoidable. We needed to make changes super quick and I am so proud of the kid’s professionalism.  Thanks to all the mid-year and end of year concerts that help us prepare for times like this!

Finale Pryramid

Finale Pyramid

7. Ask for help!

I wanted something special for this event.  I didn’t want to sing just another song. I wanted to create a song that will inspire the kids and also the audience.  The song I co-wrote was Be Heard.  It’s an inspirational song and the message is to not feel afraid to sing out or be yourself.

 

I had contacted Louie Ocampo after working with him on a few projects such as being a backing vocalist for Martin Nievera, Zsa-Zsa Padilla and Sharon Cuneta.  He was so generous with his time to help mentor me with songwriting.

Charice singing the Earth song with One Voice Kids and Tina Bangel

Charice singing the Earth song with One Voice Kids and Tina Bangel

8. You meet amazing people working towards a project or making dreams come true.  

I was lucky to have worked with Lionel Cole who is the cousin of Natalie Cole.  He has also co-written songs with Mariah Carey and toured with her.  The experience with him went beyond song arrangement for Be heard.  He dug deep into my soul to help me bring out the message of “being heard.” I’m looking forward to working with him on a few songs that I co-wrote with Van Sereno in the next few weeks.

one Voice sing the Earth song with One Voice students

One Voice students singing  the earth song with Charice

9.  We are all learning in this world.

We meet people so that they teach us about ourselves.  I find myself searching for reassurance or compliments to make myself feel better.  But deep down it all boils down to how you feel about your efforts. If you have tried your very best then that is all anyone could ask for.  Be gentle and kind to yourself.

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10.  It’s all about the kids!

When things didn’t go the way I had expected there was one thing that made everything ok. That was seeing the kids with Charice backstage after the show. Charice got lost in the kids huge hugs it didn’t help that she was soooo tiny!

Charice singing you are not alone with front acts- Allyssa, Mikee-Anne, Chelsea, Leilani, Bernadette, Jinky and Dani.

Charice singing you are not alone with front acts- Allyssa, Mikee-Anne, Chelsea, Leilani, Bernadette, Jinky and Dani.

I hope each hug made Charice feel loved and appreciated.

I hope each smile made her feel that she made a difference in their lives.

I hope each selfie moment she had with every child is etched in cyber memory so that we can remember how she has made each of us feel proud to be Filipino.

Most of all I hope that she knows how much we appreciated being on the stage with her so that we can continue to sing and make people happy!

Rehearsal

Rehearsal

Because One Voice can change the world! Your Voice and mine!

Tina Bangel backstage with Charice after her Sydney concert 2014

Tina Bangel backstage with Charice after her Sydney concert 2014 Photo Credit: Bernadette Corpuz

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Musically your Tina xo

 

 

 

 

 

When is the best time to start private music lessons for my child?

When is the best time to start formal music lessons for my child?

Parents ask me this question all the time.  My answer is always the same.

It depends on the child.

It’s fantastic that your child loves music. Give them every opportunity to keep the love of music alive and burning. Take them to live children’s shows, listen to music in the car, listen to the birds sing and the sounds of nature, make homemade instruments using pots and pans as drums or water bottles with rice as shakers, take them to structured music classes.

My concern is when you start a child in private lessons too early, let’s say at the age of 3 or 4, may lose the joy of just playing and exploring and by the time they hit 7yrs or 8yrs old they have no interest because they have loss the joy of being curious about the instrument or the voice. They may find practice and performing a chore.

If it’s not fun, each practice session, especially the one at home, may feel like a performance. The pressure of always having to perform can be too overwhelming. When you have pressure it leads to tension, which then restricts the voice or sound from coming out the best it can, it then leads to poor practice and limited improvement. Unfortunately, it then becomes a cycle. I have seen and heard parents tell me stories such as this.

There are exceptions; I had a student (whom I taught Vocals to in high school) who started drumming at 11 months old. His dad used to tie him to the chair so he wouldn’t fall off. This student became a child prodigy in drumming and was awarded multiple awards and scholarships by the age of 8. He now works as a jazz musician and is being mentored by James Morrison.

Here are a few tips to help prepare your child for private lessons:

1.  Make sure you take him to a structured music class that prepares them for private tuition. Does the class foster Active listening skills? This skill is a learnt behaviour and is different “overhearing” the teacher or music.

  1. Do parents stay in the class or wait in the waiting room during the structured music class? Having a class like this would be a great start to help your child with separation anxiety.
  1. Does your child like to explore the instrument e.g. plays the drum inside and out? Does he tap on the resonator bar on the plastic and the metal part? Does he try to disassemble the instrument and try to put it back together, does he shake the tambourine and then rolls it so see and hear the difference in sound. This is wonderful!! It’s a process that must be embraced.

I encourage you to find a teacher that is willing to let that control go- the control of “Playing the instrument the proper way”(of course it must be explored in a safe and appropriate manner) and there should be allocated time to play the instrument the proper way after exploration.

Your child’s curiosity must be celebrated. The more he explores the more he understands the instrument and how to play it. Take for example if someone handed us an ice-cream for the first time we would instinctly smell it, touch it, break the cone, taste it with the tip of our tongue- we would explore it to figure out what it is, what its made of, where it came from and what it does.

  1. Does your child need to move? Is your child a child that learns through movement? Does the class incorporate movement together with music concepts in a fun, relate-able and engaging way?
  1. Does your child flourish with a small group or a big group? Sometime having group lessons are a fantastic idea. Some shy kids have the opportunity to observe and then try it out in the safety of others. It can also build confidence without the pressure of performing. Your child can learn from other children. Or your child may display leadership skills. Being in a group helps foster ensemble play which develops social skills. Being able to play with others and taking turns is an important skill needed as a musician. Once again this is a learnt behavior.

6. Is your child physically ready (have they developed their fine motor-skills, are their fingers long enough to reach the keys on a piano) can your child read yet? Are just some more questions to consider?

If you are not sure, why rush? Music is a life long gift, which can be enjoyed at so many levels and at any age.

Every parent believes his or her child is special. And they are! Every child is special. Only you can foster and nurture that creativity, joy and spirited awakening that only music can give.

My advice is to be persitant in a caring and loving way. Don’t just do a structured music class for a few weeks and stop or move to another class or school – give your child consistency and let them settle into a class, it may take 8 weeks for them to settle and get to know their surroundings and group dynamics. Be aware of your child’s needs.

Let it be for your child’s heart and don’t make the mistake that your child needs to perform for you.

Music is a beautiful gift for not only your child, but also for your family- it can bond a family together.

Which ever you decide let it remain a beautiful gift in the eyes and ears of your child and give your child something to sing about!

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How not to feel Jealous of people’s singing success

At 7, I wanted to be like Lea Salonga. I was ecstatic when my auntie bought me Lea ‘s first album – I listened to that album everyday. I would say to my mum look we have the same dimple and hairstyle, I copied her voice. I was just a little darker and I had a bigger forehead and lopsided ponytails.
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At 9, I wanted to be like my Uncle Rod Dingle who was on a show called New faces. I would watch him sing at functions in awe.

Tina with One Voice Students singing Be heard

Tina with One Voice Students singing Be heard

Rod Dingle with former One Voice student and Miss Philippines-Australia Melanie Balagtas

Rod Dingle with former One Voice student and Miss Philippines-Australia Melanie Balagtas

At 10, I wanted to be Tina Arena on young talent time. I was so happy that she had the same first name as mine. I was so happy when people would call me Tina Arena on the school playground.

Tina and One Voice Singing Be heard

Tina and One Voice Singing Be heard

At 12, I saw a group of filipino singers singing at a friends house. I wanted to be like the lady in the group- she had beautiful long hair, face and presence. I didn’t know who she was but I thought she was just beautiful.

Tina Bangel singing with One Voice Students (current and pass)

Tina Bangel singing with One Voice Students (current and pass)

At 13, I wanted to be like Danni Minogue on Young talent time with the crimped hair, white skin, big smile.

At 19, I wanted to be like Lea Salonga on Broadway. I auditioned for musicals like Miss Saigon and was fortunate enough to be in the Miss Saigon school. They gave us free singing and dance lessons for a whole year. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the Sydney show.
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At 21, I wanted to be like my first singing teacher who was singing on the midday show and sung on the showboat. She encouraged me to audition on the Showboat. Looking back, it wasn’t my time; I wasn’t ready mentally and physically for it.
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At 22, I wanted to be part of the next girl group and auditioned for a producer. I had no idea how to harmonize, we did a few recordings and things didn’t work out.
Tina with friends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

Tina with friends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

Tina with friends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

Beautiful firends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

Beautiful firends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

At 22, I wanted to be like the singers at Wonderland, I was envious of their makeup, amazing voices and harmonies as well as costumes. I was especially jealous watching them sing while I was waiting tables serving nuggets and chips by the lakeside.
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Talented Ballroom dancers Brian Lorenz and Wendy He

Talented Ballroom dancers Brian Lorenz and Wendy He

At 24, I wanted to be like the girl on High 5 – Kathleen De Leon- who was ironically my vocal teacher for a short period of time. She had wrote me a Christmas card saying “Remember me when you are famous!” haa haa… Hope she remembers me now that she is famous.
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At 25, I wanted to be like Lillian Delos Reyes (the lady I admired when I was 12) capturing the audience’s attention with her stage presence. I was frustrated because I had compared myself to her; I wanted to be confident enough to talk to the audience exactly like her.

At 27, I wanted to write songs. I wrote my first song when Rob and I got married.
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At 28, I wanted to be like Celine Dion. Big voice beautiful stage presence, beautiful soul. I started do gigs with some of the beautiful wonderland girls whom I used to envy. I was a lead Vocalist for an all girl band-did the hard gigs, lugged heavy speakers, dealt with drunk punters.
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At 29, I wanted to be part of a group that was established so I could learn how to harmonize so I auditioned for a group called Mid Nyt Sun. At last, I really felt part of a team we sung at pubs, clubs, weddings, corporate gigs. We won awards such as Australian Club Entertainment award. I also worked with Van who I hadn’t seen since high school days!

Van Sereno

Van Sereno

Van Sereno

Van Sereno

Van Sereno

Van Sereno

At 31, I wanted to plan for a baby and learn how to incorporate music into my life with a bub so I opened up my Kindermusik school and kept building on my One Voice School. I was offered the job of being the resident Wednesday night singer for Captain Cook cruises.

One Voice School of Singing

One Voice School of Singing

At 32, I had Christian and still kept singing while pregnant. I had to learn how to surrender…a lot.

Tina Bangel singing with One Voice Students (current and pass)

Tina Bangel singing with One Voice Students (current and pass)

At 35, I wanted to step up a level as a mentor and professional singer.

Lionel Cole

Lionel Cole

Lionel Cole

Lionel Cole

36, 37, 38, 39 I just plodded along……kept doing the work…

Lionel Cole and Tina Bangel Singing Evergreen

Lionel Cole and Tina Bangel Singing Evergreen

Lionel Cole, Tina Bangel,   Brian Lorenz and Wendy He dancing to Dorothy Ruby Shoes

Lionel Cole, Tina Bangel,
Brian Lorenz and Wendy He dancing to Dorothy Ruby Shoes

Lionel Cole, Brian Lorenz, Wendy He performing to Dorothy Ruby Shoes

Lionel Cole, Brian Lorenz, Wendy He performing to Dorothy Ruby Shoes

Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole

At 40, I wanted to be MEjust me

It was too hard trying being someone else, sounding like someone else and looking like someone else.

Tina Bangel

Tina Bangel

Tina Bangel

Tina Bangel

So I released my very first EP

Tina Bangel Be heard EP

Tina Bangel Be heard EP

I did it my way and surrounded myself with people who matter, who didn’t bring me down, who lifted me higher, who didn’t tell me that I was too old!!!

I embraced my big forehead, my beauty spots, and my wrinkles.

I sung the songs my way- not they way that was expected or copied and that was hard to let go of.

Lionel Cole and Tina Bangel

Lionel Cole and Tina Bangel

Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole

Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole

I have Lionel Cole and Van Sereno to thank for that. Lionel’s wise words…”Just Sing” …haa haa so obvious but true!
Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole

So I still want to be the best singer, mentor, friend, wife and mum that I can be. Just being me!

So to avoid frustration and jealousy, swim in your own lane.

I know these feelings are natural and can be a little healthy but not to the point where you end up feeling stuck and put yourself down.

  • Don’t compare yourself with someone who is younger than you.
  • Don’t compare yourself to someone who is older than you or someone who has more experience.
  • Not everyone is going to like you. So don’t try to win them over focus on the people who do genuinely care.
  • Stay in your own lane, keep your head down and work towards your personal best.
  • Don’t try to be like someone else, embrace your down falls, embrace your successes.
  • Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do something! Find a way to achieve it and WORK YOUR BUTT OFF!!

Celebrate YOU! Because YOU are Special!

What I want you to do now is to write a list of things that you love about you.  What makes you unique? What do people compliment you on? What are you really good at? Are you great at talking to people, do you get along well with friends, do you easily pick up tunes, are you creative.  I’m sure if you think really hard you can find one thing that you are happy about.

Now tell me have you ever felt jealous of others and how did you overcome it? Comment below – your answers may help someone else.

Are you feeling frustrated now? Tell us in the comments below what you are going to do right now to stay in your own lane?

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A special thank you to Craig Peihopa for these amazing shots and for the artwork and design for my EP.
You can contact Craig at Timeline Photography at the following links:
http://www.timelinephoto1.com phone: 0418 29 7715

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Thank you to all the friends and family who supported the Double Album Launch of myself and Van Sereno. Thank you to My amazing One Voice students and their families for being part of it.

Thank you to our band Casper Tromp, George Nikolopoulos, Dauno Martinez and Buddy!

Thank you to Marija for my makeup and hair.  Also to Alphie Sadsad who did my hair and make up for my EP cover.

Thank you to our Sponsors Born2perform, Seacret, Arnel Bautista, Dawning Soul, Timeline Photopgraphy, One Voice, Kindermusik, Planet Tel, Megaworld, Western Union, Life Skills Centre for Kids.

 

13 Australian-Filipino singers who paved the way on Aussie TV

Let’s face it! There are so many talented Filipinos in the world.…

Here are 13 Aussie – Filipinos who have paved the way on Australian TV singing competitions (New faces, Star search, X factor, The Voice, The Voice kids)  over the decades.

Lillian Delos Reyes – 1982 1st place winner of Channel 10’s “You’re a Star”

Rod Dingle, Roanne Monte, Phinemm Nelson – New faces contestants

 Kathleen De Leon – 3rd place in New faces and original member of Hi 5

Now comes all the footages thanks to social media……

Chelsea Castillo – 2009 top 5 in Australia’s got Talent

Abigail Adriano – 2014 The Voice kids

 Jerson Trinidad – New faces and 1st place for Star Search and recently the battles on the Voice 2013

 Anthony Dellamarta (who is my cousin, by the way) – 2013 The Voice battles

Fely Irvine -2014 The Voice – she was also on Hi-5.

Jhoanna Aguila – 2014 The Voice

In this is the clip Will.I.am says “You were sent here and I’m supposed to work with you for the Filipino people…….”  Will.i.am…..planted a seed!!!

Trill – 2014 X factor

Now 15 year old Marlissa Punzalan 2014 winner of X factor!

Congratulations Marlisa! We are so proud of you!

Marlisa's new Single

Marlisa’s new Single

X-factor strategically ran with the Filipino theme this year – showcasing a huge amount of talented Filipinos from the very beginning and eventually casting the talented young singer Marlisa!

Wow…what a journey they put us on! They knew all along how Filos get behind each other….just like what Will.i.am said would happen!

No matter what show or how far you made it ……You all make the Aussie-Filipino community proud! 

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Singing Higher and Higher

 

I was lucky enough to work with Bernadette, Mikee, Chelsea and Marlisa organise a tune for the Sharon Cuneta Concert in 2012

I was lucky enough to help Bernadette, Mikee,Chelsea and Marlisa with a tune for the Sharon Cuneta Concert in 2012 Photo Credit: Timeline Photography

It’s amazing how far these reality show have come. What would we do without our social media and mobile phones!

WHO WILL BE NEXT???

Have I missed any names? Let me know….

APL and the Black Eyed Peas shout out from One Voice

One Voice kids are mainly of Filipino background and live in the Blacktown area. We live in the highest Australian – Filipino community in the whole of Australia.

This is our new generation of young Filipino-Australian kids (with some other kids from other awesome backgrounds)

We feel pretty blessed to grow up here in Australia.  That’s why we call it the lucky country!

You can’t even imagine how proud we are to see APL on our Aussie screens…especially Will. I .am,  whom we automatically claim as our adopted son or Kuya!

The kids and I just wanted to let you know that you all inspire us and we wanted to say thank you by singing a snippet of your songs –

APL song and Bebot!

Sending you big hugs from over the seas!

Love the One Voice Kids & Tina

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One Voice Performing with Confidence – Ramos Workshop

Every now and then you come across people who just give so much of themselves and inspire so many people they come into contact with. Ramos is one of those people.

Armed with props and a huge personality, Ramos gave the One voice kids confidence building ideas.

The message for the day was to share YOU!

One Voice with Ramos and Tina Bangel

One Voice with Ramos and Tina Bangel

It’s something that I love to reinforce with the students I teach…the world does need to hear what you have to say.

Here are Ramos’ top tips on how to build your confidence:

  • Imagine people in the audience that will bring out the confidence in you. Suggestions from students were their Mum, family members, Beyonce and other stars.
  •  Nourish yourself with good food and drink so you can perform and be at your best at all times and look after your health.
  •  Breathing exercises before your performance
  • The use of props to take your performance level higher. To capture the attention of the audience.
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You then become more than just a singer… you become a performer!

In one exercise the kids were asked to draw symbols, words and shapes that represent who they are. This was a powerful exercise.

Fierce, Infinite and love were just some of the words. “Love” stood out for me, 7 year old Marijanna suggested it. It captured what singing was all about for her.  Singing is shared with loved ones and she feels love when she sings.

Another one that stood out was a happy and sad face. It was represented by this symbol :(: Angelica suggested it’s about perspective!

Lorenz mentioned that we have our “bad days and happy days.”  The kids had a blast guessing who’s logo belong to who.

So much creativity and soul searching!

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Ramos! You make this world a better place.

Thank you for sharing your music knowledge with the One Voice kids.

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You can find Ramos on Facebook  and YouTube .

Check out his latest Film clip “I thought I told ya” with former One Voice student Miss Earth winner/model/singer Anne-Maree Bolder

 

Don’t forget to purchase tickets to our mid year concert which falls on the 6th of July, Castle Grand.  Purchase tickets and details click here.

Tell us how you build up your confidence! If you were one of the One Voice students that attended the workshop go ahead and tell Ramos how much you enjoyed it…I’m sure he would love to hear your comments below!

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One Voice can change the world! Your world and Mine! Tina xo

Creative ways to thank your fans

Jennifer Paige is one clever one lady! She was able to fit over 100 fan names in a song. She celebrated 30,000 likes on her facebook fan page and this original song called “30,000 beautiful people” was her gift to her fans.

It was worth the wait to hear her sing “The One Voice school, Tina Bangel and her crew” at 1.38sec. Check it out…

If you missed my interview with Jen a few months back you can catch here: http://tinabangel.com/tag/jennifer-paige/

Fan engagement is the only way to go these days. It’s not only about the likes on a facebook post but it’s all about the interaction and authentic fan engagement.

Another clever artist who is amazing with authentic fan engagement is Jayden Rodrigues and his NeWest group. I have had the pleasure of performing with Jayden during our Cabaret shows- Eye of the Tiger and Manila by Night.

Their clip has had over 11 million views and Jason Derulo has even retweeted their clip.

‘Talk Dirty’ Routine hits over 11 Million views.


How cute are their fans! They even having fans of the week and fans posting up their own versions of Jayden’s choreography, many from the Philippines.

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So what does this mean? So many likes and views? It means that as an artist you are SEEN and hopefully people will start trusting you. If you are creating videos, posts on facebook, tweets etc keep at it.  If someone likes it or comments,  reply back and engage with your fans. Take care of your fans and you will see your fan base grow.

This is part of Music Business! Check out my interview with Multi award winning singer/songwriter Mr. David Pomeranz.  He shares valuable Music Business tips.

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If you liked this post like it, share it and tell us how you engage with your fans …you can even share a link to your clip!

Musically yours

Tina xo

 

 

The One Voice of Mr. David Pomeranz

I’m so thrilled to have Mr. David Pomeranz as my guest on my first ever Vlog! What a perfect first guest to have! David Pomeranz is one of the most successful and prolific songwriters and performing artists on the scene today. His songs and recordings have sold over 40 million copies worldwide, earning him a total of 18 Gold and 22 Platinum records, and his live concerts have delighted and inspired millions all over the world.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!

I love David’s generous nature, kindness and wisdom.  His beautiful nature is so contagious and inspiring.

I had the honour of singing with David during his Sydney concert back in 2012, thanks to Carol Manoloto of Oz-Pinoy Entertainment (who believes highly on giving kids a great head start with music by giving them amazing performance opportunities).

It was such an honour to sing  “If you walked away ” with him. A song he originally sung with Filipino megastar Sharon Cuneta .

The first time I met David he made me feel so comfortable and at ease. A few of my One Voice senior students I taught were also part of the support act. The way he called us on to the stage was unforgettable.  He made us all feel like we belonged on that stage! Like we owned it.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel with Support artists and Senior One Voice students.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel with Support artists and Senior One Voice students.

That is what a true star is!  A true leader, who naturally brings out the best in people.

I’m so blessed to call him a mentor and friend and I can’t wait to one day sing with him again.

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel

David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel

Enjoy watching this amazing man.

PART 1

  1. Secrets to be successful in the music industry.
  2. Early childhood musical memories with his family.
  3. Music Business
  4. Songwriting and how to get your music out there
  5. Dealing setbacks

PART 2

  1. 5 tips to make it in the industry
  2. Typical day of David Pomeranz
  3. Plans for 2014 and the future
  4. Performs the theme song to “Perfect Strangers”

You can follow David Pomeranz on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/David-Pomeranz

Or visit his website http://www.davidpomeranz.com

Here is the link to what David was referring to in the first clip.

24 Qualities That Geniuses Have in Common

If you were inspired by David please tell us your thoughts.  Maybe you are a budding songwriter and performer.  What steps will you take towards your dreams?

Comment, like and share this.

Sing it out!

Tina xo

 

Is it a Happy Mother’s Day?

It’s the day where we celebrate our mums and females who have cared for us.  I’m so happy to see the happy photos of families with their mums and beautiful greetings on Facebook. For some today may not be so happy.  Being a mum is beautiful but it can have it’s challenges. No book, class or person really prepares you for this job!

I was one of those people who used to think “oh I’m never going to put my child on a ‘leash’! ” until I had a very active little boy.

I used to say, “oh I’m going to have a natural birth and it will be all fine” I was induced and had an emergency C section.

I used to think “breast feeding us going to be a breeze!” and I spent weeks in tears because it just wasn’t working.

Judging people! Yes, that’s what I found myself doing…we all do it….

It’s a working progress. I often catch myself in that “don’t judge mode.”  It may be because I am now a mum and also a Kindermusik educator who meet families each week.  Families with newborn babies to families with teenagers.

Last year, I bumped into an old Kindermusik parent.  She had told me the very sad news of another Kindermusik mum passing away unexpectedly.  Both mums became close and had been coming to my Kindermusik classes since their kids were 6 months old until it was time for them to go to BIG school.  This just broke my heart, she left behind 3 little girls and a loving husband.  Each week they would come to class so happy and excited.  That’s how I remember this beautiful and amazing mum.

Next time you see a mum who is having a hard time, give a smile or supportive comment.

If you are the mum struggling that day you don’t need to always be a Superwoman.  It’s ok to ask for help.

Even if you see the “all together” or “happy go lucky” mum ask them if they are ok. They may be hiding some pain behind their smile.

I have spent the day contemplating on whether or not I should share this song with you, I was scared that I was going to be judged on the quality of the song, then I thought that it may bring comfort to a mum or a child out there.

Well, that is my intention – to bring comfort.

This song is called “Tomorrow, it’ll be a better day.” It’s Christian’s favourite song…it’s my lullaby for him…MY WHITE FLAG during our battles.

This is dedicated to Rosemary and her beautiful girls and husband.

I would love to thank Van Sereno for helping me bring my thoughts to life and Byron Mark for helping me record this song.

We all have good days and bad days. Then there are those days when something isn’t quite right, you’ve got something on your mind, or things just seem too much. Whatever it may be, sharing the load with someone else can really help. Call Beyond Blue – Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1300 22 4636.

Remember you are someone’s reason to smile.  It IS a happy mothers day!

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Tina xo