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THE LITTLE VOICES OF LYCA AND DARREN

15 ways to help overcome performance anxiety

Last night I was at a party and someone mentioned they watched the Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod Sydney concert. They were the winners of the Voice Philippines.  She was amazed on how wonderful Darren and Lyca took to the stage and interacted with the audience. I agreed with her 100%. What you see is a product of hours of rehearsing, touring and full time work. There is no doubt that if a child has the opportunity to live, breathe and work in a performing environment they will soar and stand out on stage- especially when they had the vocal ability, stage presence and DRIVE in the first place. That is their job… they are to sing the same songs, the same patter every night at every show as well as every media appearance.

Lyca, only 10 years old, captured the audience with her wonderful personality, it was amusing to see her personality shine through whist telling jokes and leaving the audience wanting more. Darren had a Voice that was so powerful and agile. A very humble and charming 14-year-old boy who originally came from Canada.

One Voice Kids had an amazing time supporting Darren Espanto and Lyca Gairanod. We were privileged and honoured that Cheers entertainment invited the kids to be part of the show.

I always tell the kids I teach to expect the unexpected. Always be prepared for microphones to not work or blocking needing to be changed due to uncontrollable circumstances.

One Voice consisted of Jade Lee ,Charlize Santos,Jared Lesaca, Jill Gutierrez, Lorenz Garcia, Olivia Bosworth, Jessica Jerusalem, Elouise Kalixte Pelaez, Imarosa Kei Tungul,   Kaitryel Pelaez, Khristienne Ison , Joy Laquian, Angelo Marasigan. They shared the support act with 7 wonderful local talents that night. Mikee Anne de Leon, Dani de Leon, Chelsea Castillo, Jasmine Montemayor Henry, Danikka and Daniela Vassallo and Chantelle Santos.

So the unexpected did happen where microphones didn’t work and luckily one performer was professional enough to keep going. She belted out the song and the audience cheered for her because they supported her courageous act to keep singing.

An accumulation of these events can make any performer (budding or seasoned) anxious.

Anxiety can come in a few forms:

  • Sweaty Palms
  • Dry mouth
  • Tears
  • Shallow fast breathing
  • Forgetfulness
  • Inability to move on the stage

Here are 15 ways to overcome these anxiety attacks before a show.

1.  Make sure you have perfectly practiced before the show. Go over the songs and know your lyrics inside out before you hit the stage

2.  Get a Vocal Coach to help you with problem areas and to make sure the song in the right key for you. Do not rely on just your lessons to practice; you must do the hard work at home too.

3.  Do the movements that you have gone over with your coach, trust that you will be fine. Your coach makes you practice the moves so that when stage fright occurs you do the moves that you have been working on in class without having to think about them, it should come second nature. When you feel comfortable on stage that is when you can allow yourself to adlib. But when in doubt always go back to what you have been practicing or working on with your coach. Also practice how you will introduce your songs or interact with the audience.

4.  Use the iPad, recording device or your phone to record your rehearsal performance, moves and facial expression. Watch it back (even if it’s painful) notice what is working and fix what is not.

5.  Visualize the moves, the way you would love to sound like, your look (costume, hair) in your head every night before the concert. Visualize even the audience members- picture your friends and family in the audience happily supporting you.

6.  Make sure you find out what the stage looks like before hand and do your research. Does it have stairs, does it have backstage curtains, where will you enter and exit, will you have a cordless microphone or chorded microphone, will someone be handing the microphone to you. Will you be handing the microphone to someone after your song?

7.  Do not wear clothes that make you feel uncomfortable – make sure your shoes and clothes are comfortable to move in and that make you feel like a star.

8.  Use essential oils. Marv Johnson, the essential oil educator has four recommendations to ease anxiety and to calm the nerves before a performance.  Marv’s podcast is one of my favourite podcasts I listen to. You can see why here: The essential oil podcast.

  • First is Frankincense: It is very calming to the nervous system. Put a couple of drops in your hands, rub together gently, cup and inhale. Three to five deep breaths have a quick and instant effect. Then gently massage on the back of the neck.
  • Second is Lavender: Studies have shown that the inhalation of lavender oil can communicate signals to the olfactory system and stimulate the brain to exert neurotransmitters (e.g. serotonin and dopamine) thereby further regulating mood.
  • The third is Wild Orange essential oil. Wild orange creates both a sense of calm and alertness. Put a couple of drops in your hands, rub together gently, cup and inhale. Three to five deep breaths have a quick and instant effect. Then gently massage on the back of the neck.
  • Marv personally likes peppermint oil because it is a stimulant and typically when he feels fear and he gets subdued. The peppermint oil stimulates the oxygen flow to the brain providing a sense of sharpness and confidence.

 

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9.  Exhaling out and inhaling deeply will help.

10.  If you feel that you have lack of energy a few star jumps to wake you up.

11.  Drink plenty of water, at least 20 minutes before a performance to keep you hydrated.

12.  If you have a dry mouth slightly and gently bite on your tongue to release saliva.

13.  Do your vocal warm ups– general rule is to do a long warm up for a short set and a short warm up for a long set.

14.  Talk to a friend or family member if that calms you down. Give them a hug or high five and SMILE…. remember that its just fun!

15.  Also something that I always do before a show or when my students have a concert is Pray. Giving gratitude to God or to the universe makes a big difference. The best part is when we all hold hands and one of the students leads the prayers. It really makes me feel alive and grateful to know that we are making a difference in a child’s life one song at a time.

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Hope this helps! If you want more Vocal tips and learn how you can sing on stage with the stars please sign up to our newsletter.

Musically yours Tina

P.S Don’t forget One Voice will be support acts to Ms Lea Salonga on the 31st of July, Sydney Town Hall. Tickets are now on sale. For more information email me at tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com

P.S.S I have a few private lessons slots available for term 2. Please contact me if you would like me to mentor you, I would love to meet you and work with you or your child.

 

 

10 ways to make your performances more expressive with Tiana Canterbury

If there was a modern-day super woman Tiana Canterbury would be it!  So grounded and down to earth, I first met Tiana at her brother’s wedding, who was marrying one of my best friends in high school. Wow! That feels like a lifetime ago.  During One Voice’s second end of year concert we were lucky to have Tiana’s husband, Mike Champion as one of our guest performers.  It’s so wonderful to see how far they have come. They are such an incredible couple.  I am honoured to have Tiana as a guest today sharing her invaluable tips for performing and movement.  This Hip Hop choreographer for Australia’s so you think you can dance, leads a very busy life inspiring everyone she comes into contact with.

Tell us about what you do and your new studio.

I am a choreographer, dancer, video clip director, personal trainer, I manage my own dance studio, an Afro and Drumming show and a kids Military Style boot camp obstacle course for birthday parties, schools and private events.

I just recently opened my own dance studio called, ‘Your Hip Hop Class’ and I am extremely blessed that it is doing so well so far. It’s a dance studio with all classes based around Hip Hop dance. We have Hip Hop classes from beginners to advance, Couples hip hop classes, Fitness hip hop classes, Performance group classes and many more. Y.H.H.C. has also had many International choreographers and artist teach a class or make an appearance at the studio. This is definitely a studio you can learn, dance with and see the best of the best in the industry.

What was it like growing up?  When did you know you wanted to be a dancer?

Growing up was great!! I grew up in South Africa till the age of 10 years old and then we migrated to Australia in 1989. Being the only girl and the youngest of 3, my 2 older brothers would always have the newest music and dance moves they had seen from watching video clips and I would copy them from a very young age of 3 years old.

When I got to the age of 7/8 years old I would teach the kids in the street routines and formations and then put shows on for parties and local shows.

This was the age I knew that I wanted to be a dancer and would practice in my room and copy every Janet Jackson and Michael Jackson video clip. I then moved to Oz and once again taught other friends I knew routines in the area and performed at school events and performed with one of my brothers as bigger shows around Australia.

When I was growing up dancing, we never had Youtube or classes for Hip Hop… So you had to remember quickly what moves were done in the video clip you seen and practice it just using your memory until you seen it again to run it with the song. haha

Dance was also all about the groove and fun. Good times.

How do you juggle teaching, workouts and running your household? 

I make sure that I am prepared the night before on how the next day will flow and I have a schedule for each day that I try to stay on top on the hour. I am also very lucky to have a partner who is in the entertainment industry and is very understanding and hands on with sharing the loads.

I do make it a priority to make sure I have family time and me time amongst all the hustle and bustle.

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Tell us what your day looks like in the Canterbury/Champion household.

We wake up at 6am with the kids and get them all ready for school. At 9am we go train outside or gym or if baby is not at school… I do a Baby Mama Workout with her at the park.   Around midday I do admin work baby is sleeping and then baby time once she is up.  When kids get home from school we do homework and dinner, then back to the studio to teach at night. I get home around 10pm and then will tidy the house up for the next day. And then back to preparing for the next.

Dancers are always animated when it come to facial expressions which I love!!! Especially when you watch so you think you can dance.  For someone who struggles with expressing themselves in body movement and facial expressions when performing,  what advice would you give them? 

My advice would be to always map out your performance/show by knowing :

– what your dance is about or what feeling the beat is giving you

– the character or emotions you would need to express within your piece or song

– what energy and execution you need to express through your movement/choreography/routine.

– how to use your space/stage, levels/highs/lows and light and shade with the dance piece like slow moves or fast moves that compliment the song or beat.

Once you have this in front of you written or in your head…you need to then get into a studio or in front of any mirror and rehearse this over and over again and DO NOT be afraid to look at yourself and critic each facial expressions and movement. When running through your piece, get into a habit of perfecting and work on it until you are comfortable, confident and happy with what you have produced. At the end of the day, from body movement to facial expressions… it is all muscle memory and needs to be worked on and trained every chance you can for it to sit well in the body and you are confident with it!

Once you are confident, it will definitely shine through your performance.

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List 10 things they can do to help their performance become more expressive.

1. Find a connection with the song or character

2. Get in front of the mirror and exercise the facial muscles by expressing different facial expressions

3. Get comfortable looking at yourself in the mirror and perfect the feeling and connection with the facial expression

4. Connection feeling with your body movement and exaggerating your execution for muscle memory

5. Research different feelings and expressions and relate it to something you have experienced so you can learn our to tap into the connection quicker

6. Enjoy what you do as it will show in your movement

7. Be confident

8. Choose characters, music or choreography that suits you and you understand.

9. If you don’t not know the character given to you… research and see how you can connect with it in your own way

10. PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE…

Who are your mentors?

– I love researching cultural dance… and I learn so much from their history and feeling of their dances.

– All choreographers… I love creative people and seeing them hear music and draw pictures with their choreography.

– Any film directors and seeing them capture their vision on film.

What advice would you give young performers, singers and dancers who want to get to a professional level?

Get yourself into all classes… Practice, practice and practice… Be open-minded and appreciate all arts, teachings, music, dance styles, vocals and musicians and if you can appreciate it you could learn so much from everyone and perfect your own art. And last but not least, Live your own dream and create your own path and always enjoy every minute of it and have FUN!!

What’s your next big project?

My next big project is, I’m working on my new fitness program and getting it out to all the gyms around NSW and then Australia and bringing out a fitness DVD for HIIT HOP fitness and my Baby Mama Workout program.

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You can connect with Tiana on her Your HIP HOP class facebook page  or visit her site http://www.yourhiphopclass.com/.

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I have.  Getting to know Tiana and her big dreams hopefully inspire you to go for yours.

P.S if your dream is to one day create your album read on…

It took me 2 decades to finally get the courage to create my first album. I have created a free cheat sheet on how you can start creating your first album too. Imagine hearing your songs on the radio! It can be done no matter what age. You can download it here- 5 essential steps to start creating your first album. Click here  to download or email me at tina [at] tinabangel [dot] com.

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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)

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

If you were inspired or watched the show last night, I would love to hear from you. Comment below or share this post.

Musically your Tina xo

 

 

 

 

 

Free 30 Day Kindermusik Challenge

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Our next term start the first week of Feb 2015 and many of you have sent kind messages on how much their child is missing Kindermusik.

I’ve decided to create a free 30 day Kindermusik Challenge that will send you 30 actionable videos/emails everyday for 30 days in the month of January.

The simple actions and activities will help your child thrive as well as encourage special bonding time with you and the family.

With each activity I will explain the benefits and how it’s helping your child develop. I’ve seen the benefits it in my classes- I’ve been running them for 9 years now. These activities, if done daily and consistently can help a child communicate better, sleep better, learn better and develop physically. It starts these early years – not when Kindy starts. Each activity is researched based.

Imagine a world where every child has this opportunity and growth. Where each music and movement activity can give them the head start they deserve. It starts with each parent and caregiver.

Sign up here and share this link with your friends, mothers group, new mum and anyone that just wants a good start for their baby!
https://tinabangel.leadpages.net/free-30-day-kindermusik-challenge-/

Keep in touch and tell me who you shared it with. I’ll send you the group FB link so you can connect with other families and show/tell your progress.

Give your child something to sing about!

Tina xo

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

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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!
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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?

If you enjoyed this post please like, comment and share.

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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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?

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Sing it out!

Tina xo