RK Vocal Studio

Eat Sleep Sing Repeat

Sunday, January 17, 2021 by Rebecca Keogh | podcast

This podcast is a series of conversations with industry professionals who either work as vocalists themselves, are artists, coaches or other professionals who work with singers. I hope to introduce you to new ideas, resources, career options and inspiration and shine a light on some of the work they do to make it all happen. 
You can find it on all the usual podcast apps and YouTube. Just type in Eat Sleep Sing Repeat. Listen to the latest episode below or watch on YouTube here: Podcast Playlist on YouTube

I plan to upload a new episode every 2 weeks. You can see who's next by heading over to my Facebook page and checking out the events section: RK Vocal Studio | Rebekah Keogh


New at RKVS!

Friday, September 4, 2020 by Rebecca Keogh | Teacher Training, Classes, Resources

Lockdown has been both challenging and an opportunity to invest time into ourselves which we just weren't making time for before.  Having moved lessons online back in March, I really felt thrown in at the deep end. Trying to figure out ways to deliver value to my students in an online format. Its coming up to 6 months since we first moved online and we've learned a LOT! If you missed my blog post which explains in detail online lessons at RKVS you can check it out here: Online lessons at RKVS

Most of you know that last year, I went back to college to study for a Popular Music Degree at the Cork School of Music. 1 year down, only 3 to go!! This is probably the biggest investment of time and money that I've put into myself so far and I'm really enjoying up skilling to degree level. It is a time to focus on myself, my training and my skillset, which in turn makes me a better coach and tutor to my students and fellow tutors. You can read more about my previous experience and qualifications here: Tutors

I have spent most of the summer preparing for getting back to teaching at RKVS through a combination of CPD, purchasing new teaching materials and equipment, research, organisation and training the new tutors.

New Materials for Students

  1. 3 brand new keyboards for the studio. I have 5 studio keyboards in total now and will purchase more depending on demand for keyboard club.
  2. Sheet music stands, keyboard stands and foot pedal.
  3. New backing tracks for students to practice with and to use in lessons. 
  4. Grade books & new sheet music. 
  5. Piano course (beginner level). Created by me. Not finished yet. I'm about 1/2 way through.
  6. New beginner keyboard/piano books. 
  7. Video tutorials. 
  8. New digital flashcards to help students learn about music theory, the voice and song information (I made these myself).
  9. Dyslexia friendly coloured overlays which can be placed over sheet music and lyrics for dyslexics. 
  10. Grade books for higher levels.
  11. New classes & activities (podcast/live chats/online quizzes, virtual open mic).

My own professional development (CPD)

  1. The Virtual Voice Forum with The Voice Forum. (A 4 day (24 hrs) online voice education event.)
  2. The Virtual Voice Conference with Vocology In Practice. (A 3 day (4 hrs) online voice education event.)
  3. 10 Weeks of Vocal Techniques with Dane Chalfin. (10 hrs of vocal technique.)
  4. Online voice lessons with Erika Noot from One Voice Vocal Studio (Canada). Focusing on rock vocals. (Ongoing).
  5. Vocology In Practice Membership Pathway. (6 months (48 hrs approx) of weekly online training to become an official VIP voice teacher.)
  6. 2 piano courses.
  7. New educational books. 
  8. Going into my second year of a 4 year music degree.

I'm very much looking forward to seeing what the next year brings and feel very lucky that I can keep growing my business despite the current pandemic. Thank you all for your continued support.

- Rebekah

A Minor Vocal Workout! - Lets go!

Monday, August 10, 2020 by Rebecca Keogh | Singing Tips

Develop your musical ear, memory, and technique by practicing a variety of scales and technical exercises regularly. Below is a video I recorded as part of a 5 part series for RSVP Magazine. Find a quiet spot and do a vocal workout with me!