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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.

You may also like my other blog posts:

What New York taught me about myself, my business and personal relationships

How I personally got to thank and meet Oprah

The art of celebrating your wins – Inspired by Lea Salonga

Project Be Heard

I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to release the Project Be Heard film clip my students and I created.

I have my theories but perhaps it’s the fear of judgement, fear of not being perfect, fear of facing my fears….

Many of you have contributed to this beautiful clip that was directed by my creative friend Dulce Amor Aguilar and filmed by my uber talented friend Jeffrey Estanislao. It stars One Voice students Jade Lee, Jared Lesaca, Giuliana D’Aprile and my son Christian Bangel.

If you watch this clip, it’s not a clip about singing or performance. The message of this song has evolved into a message of speaking up.

This is not entirely a song about singing, even though I am a singing teacher…it’s about having the courage to be brave.

For you, it could be being “brave enough to speak your mind.”

It could be being “brave enough to not lower your standards so that you fit the mould.”

It could be being “brave enough to face trauma that you dealt with as a young child.”

Which ever BRAVE it is …own it.

Being Brave means that you give permission for others to do the same.

You give others permission to dream big, to do big and to shine in their own special way.

I dedicate this clip to a child who has had to face their fears all alone.

Which child?

The bullied child,
The bully who didn’t know any better,
The child who is navigating through a world in which they don’t understand or the child who just wants to be loved, be heard and seen.

When I look into my son’s eyes I hope and pray for him

may you learn to be brave,
may you learn to love,
may you learn to be kind,
may you learn to receive love and be loved.
One day, life will serve you days where you will want to give up…but know there are people that will be by your side.

Look for them …pray for them and they will appear.

Be brave. Be bold.

I would like to thank all the Project Be Heard ambassadors who helped this come to life, sponsors, pledgers, people who spread the word especially the people who helped me create the project from the very beginning.
I especially want to thank Margo Ward and the amazing KidsXpress team for allowing us to help spread their work to the world and in turn make a difference in a child’s life.

Most of all, I thank my husband Rob and Christian, my parents and immediate family for their constant support, friends and my students, current and past.

One voice can change the world…your voice and mine….

Tina xx

Be Heard written by : Tina Bangel, Louie Ocampo and Lionel Cole.
Thank you to everyone who supported Project Be Heard in one way or another.
We continue to Be Heard because of you!

Jeff Estanislao Videography
Dulce Amor Aguilar Nuh Productions
Isy Mosqueda- Hair and Makeup
One Voice School of Singing
Bangel Family, Ranoso Family, Francisco Family, Solarte Family
Bruder Family, Catherine Andres, Raad Family,
Rica Jankulovski, Delane Cooper, Jennifer Turrell, Meri Leask
Robert and Maria Bock, Marcus Rivera, Marsh Family, Sheila Raptis
Gerald and Samantha Oblea, Sunita Naidu,
Radiant Star Entertainment, Cheers Entertainment, Oz Pinoy home loans, Filipino Community Cooperative, What’s on 4 Kids , Sizzling Fillo Restaurant

Project Be Heard Ambassadors
Christian Bangel
Giuliana D’Aprile
Jared Lasca
Jade Lee
Abigail Mangtanong
Alexandra Barrientos
Alyssa Gratil
Beia Festejos
Nick Forrest
Caitlin Impreso
Caitlyn Ranoso
Charlize Santos
Clarissa Bock
Elouise Pelaez
Jasmine Henry
Jayme Macaraeg
Jill Gutierrez
Josephine Ezzy
Joy Laquian
JR Barrientos
Kaitryel Pelaez
Matthew Andre Dino
Michael Ezzy
Mikayla Barrientos
Molly Reynolds
Nathaniel Esplanada
Pam Picart
Ysabella Sibuciao


My secret weapon in Music Business

We’re in the final stretch of the year – how are your goals shaping up?

Maybe you’ve been dream boarding like crazy, writing down your goals in your journal every day, saying affirmations every day.

And then…. Nothing.

The procrastination sets in. The resistance screws up your plans. You get a speeding ticket in the post unexpectedly. Your website crashes right in the middle of a launch. Your partner starts acting weird.

Maybe it’s not just the right time? Maybe the Universe is conspiring against you?

Nope. It’s not that you are bad at manifesting. You’re probably missing pieces of the formula.

I want to share a new FREE resource with you from my friend and mentor, Denise Duffield-Thomas. It’s her very easy and practical Manifesting Formula. Sign up here or click on the photo below.


Denise is an incredible money mindset mentor, AKA “The Lucky Bitch” whose best-selling books and courses have helped thousands of entrepreneurs step-up to create success and abundance.

Denise will share her process that will take you from “personal development junkie” into a manifesting MACHINE and money magnet.

I have to say that Denise has really helped me with my money mindset when it comes to earning money as a singer. I have been able to reinforce that singing is not just a hobby but a business that has helped me grow in all areas of my life.

She makes it easy, fun and totally chilled. There’s a free cheat sheet so you can play along.

Just sign up here (it’s free): yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

You don’t need to be perfect, meditate five hours a day or chant under a full moon to manifest your ideal life!

But you DO need to CLEAR your mind of any blocks, get CRYSTAL clear on your goals, infuse every part of your day with positivity, take inspired ACTION and learn to RECEIVE (yes, it’s a learned process – women really struggle with that part).

Play along here: yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

Denise and her courses has helped me in so many ways:

  • In one month I was able to earn extra $2500 in my business by creating a live event for singers.Star maker Accelerator
  • I created and launch my first EP that was paid for through sponsorship.dsc08954
  • I found the courage to increase my vocal coaching and singing fees.singing-makes-me-feel-happy
  • I toured Australia (all expenses paid) as a backing vocalist with a celebrity singer/TV host filling 2000 plus capacity venue.14440764_10153907573773263_896116673717818319_n
  • I set boundaries and work with people that I feel a connection with or inspire me as a performer
  • David Pomeranz and Tina Bangel. Editing the clip down to less than 15mins was so hard because David was so entertaining!Tina Bangel and Lionel Cole
  • I was able to give better opportunities and gigs to my students

Here are 5 tips to help me manifest my goals as a singer and vocal coach using Denise’s teaching:


Denise helped me declutter (physically, mentally and emotionally)

It’s a process that is ongoing but decluttering (which I find very difficult to do) helps you to break repeating patterns over and over again.

The energy you free up will allow you to manifest that perfect gig, that dream body or create that perfect song.

Tina with friends Pam Picart, Clarissa Bock, Steff Martonhelyi

For myself, I had to free my mindset as singing just being a “hobby.” I now treat it like a business and by doing that it helped me to unblock the flow of success. Once I started treating it like business I felt comfortable calling myself a professional singer and a vocal coach, I received better opportunities and I found people asking me how much I charge for a my services.

Decluttering the people I surrounded myself with helped as well. I surrounded myself with people who appreciated my talents. I surrounded myself with people I admired and respected me. I deleted “friends” on Facebook who didn’t serve me but gravitated toward people who inspire me in my business and family life.

Forgiving is part of decluttering. I had to forgive my family members who made me feel unworthy or not capable of making a living from singing. I had to forgive myself for not treating singing seriously when I was younger and being naïve.


Define what you really want. It’s no use saying I want to earn $500 per gig but it’s requires you to work and prepare for it longer than expected.

Do you want more gigs? How many? What kind of gigs do you want? Corporate, festivals, pubs and clubs? Be specific.

How many gigs will you do for free and what kind of boundaries will you set when it comes to free gigs. It’s ok to set boundaries and let people know that you do not work for free or you require transport money. You have worked hard on your craft you deserve to be paid.

Get clear on what it is you really want. Who would you like to work with, who would you like to taught by, who would you like to meet to inspire you to be a better version of yourself? (for me it was of course Oprah)

Oprah and Tina

For example, I would like to be singing at a wedding on a beach in the Maldives, all expenses paid (food, travel, accommodation) for a couple who are beautiful kind people and who appreciate our music. Their guests are fun loving and are touched by our performance.

This goes with your band members that you would like to attract too.

to the type of performer you would like to be, even to how you would like your voice to sound like?

I created a vision board 15 years ago and I cut out a picture of a lady with a guitar who left her TV job to be the backing vocalist for Tina Turner. I hoped one to be a backing vocalist for a famous person. Over the past 6 years I have been blessed enough to sing, travel and tour with famous celebrities mainly from the Philippines.



I also had a picture I cut out of Julie Andrews at Disneyland with kids hoping to one day bring students there to sing.  It happened in 2013.

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Visualising what you want and feeling it to your very core will help you manifest it quicker.

If you want a wonderful performance visiualiuse yourself performing with confidence, hear your voice being expressive and free. See the crowd cheering or giving you the standing ovation at the end of a song, feel the lights on your face, feel yourself moving freely and effortly on stage with the band grooving, smiling feeling and enjoying creating the music with you.



Take action

Decide which action step need to be next to pull opportunities towards you

What team would you need to surround yourself with to make the goals happen? Do you need a vocal coach, a manager, a choreographer, a musical director.

Start building a team around you now rather than waiting a few weeks before a performance

Take tie for yourself to celebrate wins and evaluate. Balance work and fun so you don’t burn out.


Give yourself permission to shine, to be on the stage! My favourite Lucky Bitch Mantra is “I serve, I deserve!” Learn to receive money or opportunities that comes to you. Don’t lose sitght of a free coffee on your coffee card, a free service that someone has kindly offered you. Be grateful (even by praying) and show it.

Go ahead and do the steps for yourself.  Join the free short manifesting course that will help you gravitate to your ideal gigs, people to work with and enless opportunities.

Just sign up here (it’s free): yu103.isrefer.com/go/lbmc/tinabangel/

Comment below and tell me what you want to manifest!



How to Build Win-Win Relationships with VIPs + Influencers

Most of the time in the music industry it’s all about building business relationships. Selena Soo is my go to expert to help me make the right connections in an authentic and genuine way.

What would you do in this situation?

You’re scrolling through your newsfeed on Facebook one day… when suddenly you see a post from one of your all-time, favourite influencers.

He’s looking for recommendations – for someone who does exactly what you do.

Instant adrenaline rush.

You know you could help this influencer. You’re GREAT at what you do.

Plus, you’ve been following him for years. You’re familiar with his business, his personal stories, and his audience.

And maybe you’ve had a little bit of a dry spell lately. You really need clients. This could fill your cash gap. And who knows what else it could lead to?

You start thinking about what a glowing testimonial from this influencer could do for you and your business…  

What if he referred me to his “inside circle” of influential friends?

Or what if he even mentioned me to his followers – my own list could skyrocket!

This could be the big break I’ve been waiting for!

So – fingers shaking because you’re so excited – you leave a comment, letting him know you’d love to talk.

Not too long or too abrupt. Not too desperate or too gushy. But just the right blend of enthusiasm + professionalism.

And then you notice the rest of the comments.

Within 30 seconds, a dozen other people have commented, saying, “That’s exactly what I do! I’d love to help you.” By the time you’ve read the first 12 comments, another 4 have popped up. And they all sound just like yours.

You’re starting to panic. What if your words get lost in the sea of comments?

And then comes the final blow.

Another big name expert leaves a comment:

I use So-and-So. She’s great! Want me to introduce you?

Your heart sinks.

You’ve never wanted to delete someone else’s comment so badly.

Because of course “So-and-So” is going to get the job. You don’t stand a chance.

Sure enough, a few minutes later, your influencer replies: “Great! Can you put me in touch with her?”

Game over.

And all you can do is sit there, thinking…

How am I ever going to make it when I don’t have any connections like that?

Because it looks like the only way to have a chance at standing out is to have an influential friend recommend you and make an introduction.

(And honestly, having that kind of relationship with influencers – where they’ve got your back and put you in front of big opportunities – does give you a serious competitive advantage over everyone else.)

The only problem is – you don’t have anyone who could do that for you.

So the question is…

How do you go from being one of the hundreds (or thousands) of people trying to get an influencer’s attention… to being someone who has a real relationship with them?

That’s why I’m excited that Selena Soo is hosting a free webinar this week. She’ll show you exactly how to build these relationships (in the right way)…

“How to Build Win-Win Relationships with VIPs + Influencers”

(Even if you’re an introvert, don’t live in a major city, or have any influential friends yet!)

These are the kinds of relationships that help you…

  • Land dream clients – ones that are excited to buy from you because your VIP friends rave about you
  • Boost your income – when you have high-level people promoting you, it can catapult your business growth
  • Become a respected leader – because having influencers endorse you establishes instant credibility

Selena helped me connect with VIPs and influencers in the music industry. This lead me to working with people I admire and whom I had only dreamed of meeting when I was younger.  For example people like The Voice coach of the Philippines and Tony award winner, Lea Salonga.  My students and I were invited to support her Sydney concert at the Sydney Town Hall in 2013.  It would have not been possible if I had not built solid relationships with the producer of her show.


Tony award winner and the singing voice of Princess Jasmine and Mulan, Ms Lea Salonga


Below is a photo of a 2500 packed Venue in Perth, I feel so blessed to be working with  one of the Philippines top celebrity, Vice Ganda. Joining up all the dots I now can see how this opportunity came about.  Let me break it down so perhaps it can inspire you to work towards your dream to working with your ideal clients.

Vice Ganda Perth

Perth Convention Centre during Vice Ganda’s concert 2016

So I joined the dots To help me figure out what lead me to this moment:

  1. The piano player on this tour would invite me to sing for events and gigs and I would always say yes even if the money wasn’t the best, it was a chance for me to build up my skills and list of songs
  2. He was offered to play for a major Filipino artists and he asked me to be a backing vocalist after seeing I had done backing vocals for a concert on FB. Below playing for Martin Rivera, Sharon Cuneta, Zsa Zsa Padilla and her beautiful daughters.

Martin Nievera with Musical director Sir Louie Ocampo with the band


On tour with Vice Ganda

Sharon Cuneta

Backing for Ms Sharon Cuneta


Backing Zsa Zsa Padilla and daughters

3. We were invited to play for another major tour and I built a professional relationship with the musical director on that tour. I built up the courage to ask him if he could mentor me and he said yes even cowriting a song with me.
4. I would be dedicated to learning the backing vocal parts- often learning songs that were given to me a few hours before a show. It was a challenge for me but it was so exciting when it was nailed.


Sir Louie Ocampo

5. This musical director is a Filipino icon and is a huge influencer in the Philippine music industry and recommend the us to a major Filipino TV channel who organised the recent tour in Australia.

So what ever you are doing, keep building that dream – step by step, brick by brick! Follow your dreams and never let anyone tell you can’t do it!

Selena Soo helped me gain the confidence to network with the VIPs and Influencers in my field. Selena’s teachings will help you:

?Land dream clients – ones that are excited to buy from you because your VIP friends rave about you
?Boost your income – when you have high-level people promoting you, it can catapult your business growth
?Become a respected leader – because having influencers endorse you establishes instant credibility

I used these techniques in my business and it helped me
get influencers on my podcast, work with influencers in my music field
?Had an influencer recommend me as a backing vocalist
?Create my first live event with VIPs and influencers saying yes to speak at.

Ready to discover how YOU can connect with VIPs + influencers – and get referrals from their inner network?
Reserve your complimentary seat now. 


The 7 Dimensions of Singing with Celebrity Vocal Coach Richard Fink IV

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I have a special episode where I get to interview my Vocal Mentor – Richard Fink IV.


Celebrity vocal coach, Richard Fink IV, will be visiting from NY to teach his technique known as THROGA (throat-yoga) and share insights from his newly published book, 7 Dimensions of Singing. In this 2 hour workshop, Richard will demonstrate how to target any aspect of your voice to create balance and vocal freedom by combining the power of the mind, practice and contemporary science. Discover the tools you can use to reach your TRUE potential as a vocalist, perfect for aspiring singers, actors, touring professionals and teachers alike.

Tickets to the October 2 workshop, Castle Grand, Castle Hill 3-5.30pm can be purchased here:


Richard is the founder of THROGA, 2x Guinness World Record breaker as a vocalist and has been labeled as the “world’s leading online vocal coach” by the Wall Street Journal. Richard’s versatile 5 octave vocal range made him an award-winning singer for solo performances as Jesus (Jesus Christ Superstar) and Jean Valjean (Les Miserables), along with several original albums released between 1991 and 2005. His vocal production and songwriting skills even led to co-writing and demoing songs for top charting artists such as Josh Groban and Michael Jackson. Now, with clients in over 100 countries spanning all 7 continents, Richard has taught his THROGA techniques to multi-platinum selling artists, actors, public speakers, Broadway stars, and singers featured on Disney, Nickelodeon, The Voice, The X Factor, American Idol, America’s Got Talent, Australia’s Got Talent, MTV, CMT, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Tonight Show, Live with Kelly, Yo Soy El Artista, Dancing with the Stars, and many others. Additionally, Richard has conducted several vocal workshops around the world, including the Talent Camp at Universal Studios in Orlando, Casting Camp in Los Angeles, and JMC Academy (Berkley School of Music affiliate) in Sydney, Melbourne, and Brisbane. Most recently, he released a free THROGA App (available on iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry and Amazon) and published his first book, the 7 Dimensions of Singing

We talk about:

Who are his mentors?

How to find the right vocal coach.

How to have a good mindset for singing.

How he set the bar high.

What is in the pipelines?

One Song that changed his life?

What does One Voice can change the world mean to him.

We also mention :

Be an ambassador for One Voice’s  Project Be heard click here:  https://forms.typeform.io/to/fww8kJtDX2


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Quiet Time Songs

My favourite Quiet Time songs that help your child musically as well. It showcases different timbres of voices and instruments.


Debussy Reverie

Twinkle Twinkle little Star

My Bonnie

Water is wide

Row Row Row your boat

The Vision

imageWhat is a Vision?

A vision is a dream or a thought that never leaves your sight. It’s there when you wake in the morning until you rest your head at night.

It’s not quite a destination but it is the masterpiece that when you look back you can see the puzzle prices fitting together.

Sometimes it’s ok not to have a solid clear vision, but as our journey continues we just need to focus on how we want to feel at the end of every day.

You may find yourself pivoting at times but other times you may feel that you are on the right path.

What do you do to stay focused?

Surround yourself with people who lift you up and bring out the best in you. It may be a group of family or friends who are like minded.

I have a mastermind group that I consult with every fortnight.
Together we hold each other accountable for the top 3 goals we wish to achieve within that fortnight.
We help each other with challenges and celebrate our wins. It’s so helpful to have people help you think outside the box or bounce ideas off each other.

Finding golden nuggets in resources are handy to keep your focus. I listen to podcasts such as the School Of Greatness by Lewis Howes. I also have my own podcast called One Voice can change the world with Tina Bangel. I interview singers, performers whom I feel are inspiring and are at a level that performers can aspire towards. I hire coaches, I read books and watch Ted talks or motivational YouTube clips to help me keep on track.

My favourite all time Ted talk is starting with your Why by Simon Sinik. It’s one of the top most watched Ted talk. When you watch it you will understand why.
Sinik mentions why we need to start with our why.

He explains why any person or organization can explain what they do; some can explain how they are different or better; but very few can clearly articulate why.

WHY is not about money or profit – those are results.WHY is the thing that inspires us and inspires those around us.

When you know your why a clear vision can be formed.

When you know your why the navigation toward your distination becomes easier and much smoother.

From Martin Luther King, Jr. to Steve Jobs to the Wright Brothers,
Start with Why shows that the leaders who inspire all think, act, and communicate in the exact same way – and it’s the complete opposite of what everyone else does.

It’s a must read for anyone who wants to know how to stay focused.

When is the best time to create a life vision?
My earliest memory of wanting to be a singer was as young as 7 years old, As I held my favourite records in my hand I would imagine myself on stage. Subconsciously I feel I worked towards that dream.
We should never underestimate the power of a vision, even a young child’s vision.

My mother has her slum book from when she was much younger and her sisters filled out the section that asked – what is your ambition: one sister wrote at the age of 6 years old – to heal the sick. She is a doctor with her own medical surgery. Often she travels the world to conduct medical missions.

For myself I had plenty of goals. Goals to learn how to sing, goals to be a session singer, goals to be a working vocalist in a corporate band or wedding singer.

After achieving many of these goals I realised that I lacked motivation. It felt like I was travelling to gigs, singing to the audience and then hoping back in the van, home, sleep and then doing it all over again.

I lacked vision and a purpose. I didn’t know my WHY.

Over the years I have discovered that music and singing is much more powerful. Teaching singing and a program called Kindermusik helped me see the power it has in the life of a child. It helped them emotionally, physically, mentally and socially.

After years of teaching and performing I now know that my Why is to help children Be Heard. Be Heard so they can express and deal with life and everyday situations. Be Heard through singing.

Helping them believe that their voice is important.

Helping them through the joys of music and singing.

I truly believe that if you give a child the confidence to use their voice and express their soul then they have the ability to change the world around them.

One Voice School of Singing

photo credit: Timeline Photography

3 tips that can help reach your goals:

1. Create a vision board
– add photos and words that inspire you
– cut pictures of your dreams and goals
If you are a singer perhaps it may be a photo of a stage you would like to perform. Get specific on the space, the audience, is it a huge stage or an intimate stage.
– if you want a dream job cut out photos of the office you would like to work at, images.
I had a dream of one day giving my students and opportunity to sing in Disneyland and cut out a photo of Julie Andrews with a bunch of children in the classic Disneyland Mickey Mouse Cap. It took 10 years for it to happen.

2. Visualisation

Visualise how you want to perform or your dream job. Imagine yourself in that position. Imagine the smells, the atmosphere and play the perfect movie in your mind.

3. Create

Do something small or big everyday that leads towards your dream or vision.
Connect with the people that you feel can help you. Make the calls. Step Out of your comfort zone. Just DO!


It’s more than a goal

It’s bigger than ourselves

It seems that there is never the right time to create your vision. When it comes to you, it will light you up your soul. It will fuel you to the core!

Tell me in the comments below what lights you up or tell me your big vision? Putting it out into the universe may help it come to fruition a little faster!

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Musically yours

Tina ???

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What New York taught me about myself, my business and personal relationships

It may sound cliche but this trip was life changing and it was time.


When I mentioned to my family that I wanted to go to New York to attend Selena Soo’s event “Get Known, Get Clients” I felt some heavy guilt.

“You’re a mum that needs to look after the family”

I always dread telling my parents my plans even though I’m a grown woman. Sometimes I start feeling like that 8 year old child, being put in her place.

I often get the response of “Bahala na”, a Filipino term translated to English as

Do what ever you want”,

“What ever”

or “Let’s see what happens.”

I hear this sentence a lot.

I heard it when I started to make singing my full time gig, I heard this when I held my One Voice concert at the Sydney Opera House, I heard this when I wanted to meet Oprah during the VIP event in Sydney.

My husband uses that term to make fun but there is a little truth to it…he always finishes up saying “Tina does what ever she wants anyway”…

He knows me too well …so do my parents… I love them for this unconditional support and love.


Luckily my son is at the age where he can look after himself and is very independent, plus he was looking forward to spending time with my parents because he gets to eat Lola’s home made Chicken nuggets and chips.

There were so many reasons why I wanted to take this trip and I knew that it was the right choice.

I felt it in my heart.

It was a choice not only for my soul and to level up my game, but also to teach and show Christian that it’s important to create opportunities for himself and not wait for people to hand it to him.

So here are the top 6 things I learnt from my New York Trip!

  1. People come into our lives for a reason

I’m so glad to have made connection with thought leaders, game changers and people working everyday to make this world a better place.

Everyone has a story and I gravitated to so many inspiring minds.  It was wonderful to connect with them as we spent 6 months together (online, working on the program) to bring our businesses to a whole new level.  I enjoyed getting to see their growth.


Take Tay and Val, film-makers and TED speakers, who travelled the world to collect people’s dreams. They were kind enough to share their story on my podcast. They now hold workshops to help people find their dreams and follow their souls calling.


Caitlin Padgett is a coach who helps successful woman change their relationship with Alcohol. She too was kind enough to share her story on the podcast and in turn giving game-changing tips to eliminate or cut down alcohol all together. As we speak she is on USA morning TV making a difference and helping people who are not on the spectrum of being alcoholic but feel sometimes alcohol can lead them to make the wrong moves. I asked her to be on the podcast to help musicians who may have some of these issues with Alcohol.

Caitlin Padgett One Voice

And how could I not forget my Aussie buddies!

Jaime Lee Fraser is a financial advisor, with kids under the age of 3 and building a 6-figure business, she is such and inspiration to me. So down to earth, driven and giving. Jaime Lee dived into this business of finance because as a young child, Jamie’s father passed away leaving the family in debt. She was able to get her family out of debt as a young woman.

Fiorella Kis Major has just come back from Bali where she held a mindfulness retreat. She is an incredible guide when it comes to meditation.


I was able to meet some friends from the School of Greatness community which was created by Lewis Howes. Danceprenuer Emeroy, Elaine from Neon Owl, Sarah (inventor of the set ready garment bags) and Gina who was kind enough to treat me to Shake Shack. It was incredible to meet them in person.



2. Stars do align 

The day I booked my flight to New York a student came into her lesson wearing an “I love New York” Jumper. I saw the signs everywhere…that same night my husband was dreaming of me singing “New York, New York” on stage. First thing I asked him was how were you feeling in the dream. He said he was happy to see me.

I see these as good signs…

After dropping me off at the airport , Rob had sent me this message.IMG_1450

What are the changes of Christian flicking through the radio channels and stumbling across my original song about him called “‪Tomorrow,‬ it’ll be a better day” … What makes it funny is that they were under the tunnel when it happened (which gets bad reception the best of time)…what are the chances.

Empty seats was an added bonus – every flight I took, had an empty seat next to me, on the way home I had all three seats to myself.

I know someone up there was looking after me for sure.

  1. Build genuine relationships 

One of Selena Soos teachings is to build relationships. She is so adamant that we put our best foot forward, make the honest and genuine connections and don’t expect things in return.  Most of all be thankful with kind gestures and gifts when someone goes out of their way to help you.

Selena is an incredible teacher, connecting people is her super power.

I would have to say that her course has been one of my favourite online course to date. She takes the time to look after each student and is very consistent and the modules are second to none. Plus she attracts the incredible experts and business owners.



What stood out to me was how people in New York are so happy to give you their connections. Something that we don’t often see here in Sydney, I’m not sure if  it’s because the music industry is so small here.

Networking and making friends came naturally to my friend Veronica Alonzo, who was there for a 6 month Broadway dance course.  She was also on my podcast. She mentioned that she always carried her CV in her bag just incase she would bump into someone who could help her get into a Broadway show. So after all her hard work and hustle, she now has landed a US agent and auditioned for Hamlet. Guess who is now signing a Broadway show contract! So proud!

Veronica Alonzo

Veronica, Jamie and I ate at my dream Filipino restaurant, Jeepney. There we met my Filipino Entrepreneur crush Nicole Ponseca! At 38, she has 2 Filipino restaurants where she mentioned the Broadway Barkadas (Filipino street slang meaning a group of friends or a gang of youths) hang out after their Broadway shows. I discovered Jeepney and her work via instagram.  Meeting her has always been on my bucket list as I admire her dedication to bring the Filipino cuisine and culture into the mainstream.


  1. Notice the Full circle moments 

There were a few full circle moments – one that stood out was meeting West End star (Miss Saigon) and singer, Roanne Monte. Roannes’ mother is very active in the Filipino community and she has helped many young Filipino singers get a start in the industry. Roanne now has a thriving business in New York and only sings for special events.

What struck me was that we only met that day and what was supposed to be a quick meet up and lunch lead into the night. We talked about her experience as a child performer and being successful on Star Search (a reality TV talent show in the 90s). The blessings and hardships of being in the modelling and music industry at a young age. A fellow introvert, she had some wonderful stories to tell and I respect her so much after getting to know her and the reasons she decided in the direction she has. She was so humble and down to earth and I absolutely love her beautiful soul.


Over the next few days I had some more God sent connections.

On the day I visited the ‪9/11‬ memorial I received a surprise message from my first cousin letting me know that he was there for work.It was great to see him; Manong Yen has always been a support since day 1. Encouraging me to not dampen my light.


That same day,  I was able to meet another incredible mentor Rachel Hanfling who is an Emmy award nominated producer and worked for the Oprah Winfrey show. I absolutely cherish the time she took the time to get to know my story, follow-up with me and see how things are going with my students and also my Oprah experience.


That night I was able to watch my dear friend Pam Picart’s cousin at Birdland. Sean Maclaughlin was incredible where he brought the audience to tears as he sung a few songs from Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens: A Benefit Concert with Bill Russell & Friends.


A few days later, I caught “Beautiful” a musical about Carole King…I cried during the standing ovation because I just couldn’t believe how special it was to be there. The cast was stunning and of course it came full circle because one of my go to songs during my start in talent quests, was her hit song “I feel the earth move”.

And boy did I feel the wonders of the universe.

  1. Wrong direction? Pivot

I did catch a few wrong trains and got off the wrong stops. Just like in life and business don’t be afraid to ask for help or direction.


If you know you are on the wrong train and have a strong gut feeling, listen and hop off that train and find the right one to take you to the right destination.

It’s ok if we don’t know everything. It’s ok to surround yourself with people who know more than you. In fact hang around people who are successful. Feed off that drive. Surrounding yourself with people who bring you down to earth yet lift you when you need it.

Don’t compare yourself with others, as this is where you need to be at in the present time.

Trust and go with the flow.

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  1. Be grateful 

This photo says it all; my photographer friend Tina Doshi captured it. Tina also kindly sponsored my New York special podcast. Tina is incredibly giving and talented. I’m grateful she captured the moment I looked up and breathed in the possibilities.


I am so grateful for the experiences, friendships, and connections.



I can’t thank Selena enough for creating this event.

Without this event I would have not made these connections and flourished within my being.

If you are a coach, consultant or expert who wants to Get known and get clients (not only in your community but on the world scale) then I encourage you to check out this course.

Selena has the cart open for GKGC but it closes this weekend.

If you want to learn more about it follow this link. Give her an email if you would like to connect with her and ask her questions! hello [at] s2-groupe [dot] com

Watch the Trailer here

This is a life-changing course.


Tell me what is your soul calling you to do? If this speaks to you please tell me your thoughts in the comments below.  I would love for you to like and share this post with someone who need to hear this.

Musically yours Tina



How to be awesome without Alcohol – The One Voice of Caitlin Padgett

Caitlin Padgett One Voice
I met Caitlin during Selena Soo’s Get Known Get Clients live event in New York. Caitlin has this gift of capturing the room when she speaks. She is smart, a dedicated soul, an inspiration! You can see the passion she has for her work in her eyes and she genuinely wants to help others become better versions of themselves.

Caitlin Padgett is a lifestyle coach for successful women who struggle with alcohol. Whether the goal is to control their drinking through moderation techniques or to eliminate it completely, she offers an individualised program for women find freedom from alcohol, on their own terms.

I thought that this is something we need to discuss as Musicians and creative people.  I don’t want to judge people’s choices but if you feel that alcohol is necessary to get into that creative zone or relaxes you or gives you the courage but you feel it’s contributing to poor life choices then please seek professional help.  I hope you get insights to this interview with Caitlin where she shares valuable lessons and tips.

Here is what we talk about:

  • Caitlin tells us about her powerful work, how did it came about and what was the pivotal time in her life when she decided enough is enough?
  • What are strategies that creative people can tap into their “zone” without having to turn to alcohol?
  • How to deal with friends or letting go of people that don’t serve your purpose in life, what would you say to someone who is afraid to let go of what they know and who they know?
  • Dialog that people can use at the work place or events so they can feel comfortable in situations where they are encouraged to drink?
  • There are people who use alcohol to unwind after work or a gig, Caitlin suggest for people to do when they have the urge to use alcohol.
  • What is the song that changed your life and why?

For many years Caitlin felt like she was living a double life.

On the outside, she was an accomplished international advocate, living a jet-set lifestyle that took her around the world working on interesting projects. She projected confidence and a sense of adventure and fun. Yet inside she was struggling.

She was making good money, but spending a ton on after work cocktails, late nights out, bottles of wine as nightcaps, not to mention the pharmaceuticals she thought she needed to keep anxiety and sleeplessness at bay. For years she had been hiding from myself, it was becoming harder to do so. Looking at myself in the mirror, I couldn’t ignore the effects of drinking too much the night before.

But she discovered…

You can redefine your relationship to alcohol, instead of it defining you.

Caitlin says;

“ I now have a life worth remembering every second of. A life that I WANT.

Instead of copious amounts on bottles of wine, bubbly and cocktails,
I spend money on delicious, nourishing food.

Instead of hazy hungover mornings turning into wasted days,
I wake up with energy, clarity and enthusiasm.

Instead of numbing out stress, anxiety or accumulative shame,
I feel and I deal, and I know that I can handle whatever comes my way.

Instead of intimacy instigated with liquid courage,
I have deeply meaningful intimate relationships

Instead of “pre-gaming” with my girlfriends by downing a bottle (or two) of bubbly before even heading out the door,
I have beautiful rituals that allow my inner beauty to shine. People say I glow!

She goes on to say;

“It’s possible for you to have a life you want too.

You can have control over your relationship with alcohol. Life doesn’t have to be messy, overly dramatic, or filled with nagging anxiety and self-doubt. While there’s no magic pill, no quick fix, there is a way.

A way that honours and celebrates your individuality.”

If this is what you want, then connect with Caitlin here:

Sign up here to receive Caitlin’s three-part “Drink Less Success” Video series and as a special bonus you’ll also be the first to receive her

“How to be awesome without alcohol” video training as soon as it is released!!

This video series is especially relevant to those of us who rely on networking and being active in nightlife for the success of our careers. I know you’ll get a lot out of it!

You can get her book here:

Drink Less Be More: How to have a great night (and life!) without getting wasted

Connect with Caitlin at this link: http://caitlinpadgett.com/one-voice/


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