Maria Pellicano's Blog


  • 3 steps to manage your fear of singing in public

    Are you procrastinating and scared of singing in front of an audience?  Just THE THOUGHT of it makes you SICK in the stomach.    Over the past 20 years,  I have taught many singers who are absolutely in FEAR of singing in public,  so I know what you are going through.   Read More...

  • Learn How to Sing Confidently

    Learning to Sing with Confidence 5 steps you can takeHave you ever felt like you want to sing or even speak out but you are just too SCARED? Have you ever felt like your voice is just going to LET YOU DOWN right on stage? To have confidence as a singer or even a speaker,  you must feel that you are COMPETENT.  Often students and clients I work with say to me that they feel inadequate when singing or speaking in public.  They feel that they are not good enough to be ...  Read More...

  • How to Sing with Posture for Power

    A strong confident person can rule the room with knowledge, personal style, attitude and great posture. -Cindy Ann Peterson. Body Posture - Increase Vocal PresenceThe way you feel about your body affects the quality of your vocal tone.   Read More...

  • Singing Lessons In Melbourne

    It doesn't matter where you are,  whether you are in Melbourne or anywhere else,  Singing Lessons must be considered well.   Not all singing teachers teach singing well or have a vocal technique that can help you.  I have been training as a singer and singing teacher for the past 20 years and there was a time that I felt that I could not sing at all.   Read More...

  • Singing Lessons For A New Song

    TAKE THE TIME TO REST, REFLECT, RESPOND AND REVIEWMay this season create the space you need,  to hear your inner voice.  Its time to SING A NEW SONG.... Become a Powerful Communicator BE INSPIRED to new and even better ideas, SONGS that bring you PROSPERITY and JOY.   Read More...

  • How much do Singing Lessons Cost?

    I have been teaching for the past twenty years and almost every new enquiry about singing lessons will be asking the question of HOW MUCH DO SINGING LESSONS COST? Rather than asking what singing techqniue do you teach and what is your experience?,   it seems that most people are more concerned about the cost of a singing lesson.  To me this seems that paying for quality is the last concern and instead its about getting what you want at any cost, even if its low quality.  ...  Read More...

  • Learn HOW to Sing Melbourne

    Are you holding back and resisting taking the step to Learn How to Sing?Well I am calling out to singers and performers and those who wish they could SECRETLY Sing.  John Farnham song "YOUR THE VOICE" reminds me of what we are here to do.   This is what the chorus says:You're the voice, try and understand it Make a noise and make it clear Oh-wo-wo-wo, oh-wo-wo-wo We're not gonna sit in silence We're not gonna live with fear Oh-wo-wo-w...  Read More...

  • Why go to SingOut Singing School Melbourne

    When you attend SingOut Singing School in Melbourne you will be trained not only in thorough, proven vocal technique but also in performance.   I create opportunities to perform on stages because I really feel that a singing school should provide avenues for students to build their confidence on a platform and entertain a live audience.  I mentor the singers at Singout School learn to sing, perform and also speak with confidence in front of live audiences.   Read More...

  • Why I started SingOut Singing School Melbourne

    After working with an amazing singing school in Melbourne for 10 years, I felt that I need to move on. This singing school in Melbourne was very well known in Melbourne and was excellent in helping you feel confident to perform like an expert.  This singing school in Melbourne encouraged their students to be positive and to give lots of emotion on stage.   With this constant training and influence, I personally became a powerful performer on stage and felt inspired and on pur...  Read More...

  • Why I started SingOut Singing School Melbourne

    Why I started SingOut Singing School Melbourne After working with an amazing singing school in Melbourne for 10 years, I felt that I need to move on. This singing school in Melbourne was very well known in Melbourne and was excellent in helping you feel confident to perform like an expert.  This singing school in Melbourne encouraged their students to be positive and to give lots of emotion on stage.   With this constant training and influence, I personally became a powe...  Read More...

  • Learn To Sing and Memorize

    " There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience" - Alexander Gregg.To memorise we must practise our speech or song.  That means you run through the structure of what you are saying or singing over and over in private.  You can video record it to watch yourself or audio record it and listen back to the tonality and ...  Read More...

  • Private Singing Lessons Melbourne

    HOW DO YOU END UP WITH A BEAUTIFUL VOICE? To have a beautiful voice that is pleasant to listen to you must learn to balance the air and muscles in your larynx to allow your natural tone to flow. You must pronounce vowels well, keep your mouth, tongue, and jaw relaxed, and breathe.  This may sound simple but to do it successfully it actually takes practice and training.   Read More...

  • SINGER'S VOICE MUST BE HEARD

    SINGER SPEAK TOO - YOU ARE A MESSAGE-BEARER If you are a singer I want to specifically encourage you, by saying that you are a message-bearer. You powerfully and artfully paint an auditory picture of what you a singing every time you sing on a platform. I have noticed repetitively that singer often shy away from speaking and don’t feel that they have anything worth saying.   Read More...

  • I am a Wedding Singer in Melbourne

    A wedding singer will sing with a voice that create memories that will last a life time.A good well trained  singer uses their minds and emotions to sing with powerful feelings and emotion.  A singer has a wide selection of songs available ranging from traditional to contemporary repertoire.  Check out Maria Pellicano from SingOut school Melbourne song repertoire.   Read More...

  • Singing Builds Confidence

    When you sing you build your confidence because you are having to project your voice and use your breathing deeply.   Most of us don't normally vocalise our voices or breath deep during our day to day movements so when you learn to sing your learn to use your voice in a way that you have never used before.  I have found over the years that the singers I have worked with have become stronger speakers and handle interview and conversation with so much more assertiveness.   Read More...

  • Learn to Sing with Emotion

    Voice Mindset SongWhen you embarked on the journey of  learning how to sing you are embracing a journey of personal development.   To become a good singer you must see yourself holistically.  Your voice is not just a muscle and breath it is also influenced by your mindset.   Read More...

  • 12 things you can do to protect your voice

    DO YOU WANT TO SING WITH POWER AND ENDURANCE ?ARE YOU VOCALLY TIRED,  STRUGGLE WITH PROJECTION AND HAVE A HUSKY, RASPY VOICE WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN SINGING OR SPEAKING FOR TOO LONG ?As a singer who wants to continue to sing and inspire for a life time  your voice is the tool and instrument to carry your music.  You cannot replace your voice and you can loose your vocal resonance and stamina with a damaged or fatigued speaking voice.WHAT WOULD YOU FEEL LIKE IF YOU WOKE UP ONE DAY, &nbs...  Read More...

  • How to be a Confident Singer

    I have been working with singers now for over 20 years.  I have found that many singers who have come to me for singing and performance lessons have lacked confidence.  Their voices may sound wonderful and they may be willing but the lack of confidence has stifled achieving their dream.   Read More...

  • Wedding Singer Melbourne

    A wedding singer will help create memories When you hire a wedding singer you will be giving yourself the gift of a memory for your most special day.  Your wedding is a day that should always be remembered.   We go to so much trouble to make sure that everything is just perfect for our most important event such as a wedding.   Read More...

  • How to care for you voice

    VOCAL HEALTH 1.  Limit the hrs spent singing and talking the voice is not designed for unlimited hrs of strenuous use. 2. Never use the voice in any situation to the point of noticeable hoarseness 3.   Read More...

  • Learn to Sing on Stage

     Singing builds Confidence When we sing we develop confidence because we emotionally step up to ourselves and work through the limiting beliefs that we have about " NOT being GOOD Enough".   It puzzles me when I notice that even though a student has been learning to sing for a while and has mastered GOOD VOCAL TECHNIQUE they still don't believe they can DO IT.   What I mean is;  SING ON STAGE.   Read More...

  • Learn how to Sing Melbourne

     "When you listen to your Inner Voice You are definitely Singing "     Every singer is born to sing a song that resonates with the inner side of themselves.  We love to sing because we have a song inside our hearts and minds that must be shared.   When we honour this voice inside of us then we can honour the audiences we aim to impact.   Read More...

  • Learn how to Sing

     LEARN HOW TO SING  You can learn to sing anytime and there is never the right time.   The only time is when you stop procrastinating.  We all hold back from the things that we know we should do and when we do this we waste time.   Read More...

  • Have Behavioural Flexibility Success Mindset Principal for Singers (PART 4

    “It’s the person with the most flexibility, not necessarily the most power, who is in control.” Unknown   For the past 20 years I have been teaching how to sing in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.  I also have taught many singers and speakers on Skype from all over the world.   One of the things I have noticed that creates a successful singer is the belief systems of the student or client I work with.   Read More...

  • Speech Level Singing technique for singers & speakers

    'the human voice is the organ of the soul”    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (poet & educator 1882)  Whether you are a singer or a speaker speech level singing technique can help any professional voice user sound like a star and give you the vocal longetivity to last a life time.    SPEECH LEVEL SINGING TECHNIQUE MEANS: *   Singing through the vocal registers in the same comfortable manner as you speak. *   By applying specific vowels, consonants and ...  Read More...

  • Italian Funeral Songs

     Traditional Italian Funeral Songs sung by Maria Pellicano    Coming from an italian traditional Calabrese family with a mother who was raised in a convent who played piano and sang from a very early stage in life,  I have learnt to appreciate beautiful singing and practiced traditional italian songs for masses and special events such as Funerals since a young age. Songs create memories and these memories are carried in our lives forever.  Every time I hear an old italia...  Read More...

  • Success MindSet Principals for Singers (Part 3)

    Have Sensory Awareness “Nothing happens until something moves.”  Albert Einstein In NLP and coaching this is called Sensory Acuity and what this means is knowing whether or not you are being effective. This is an excellent way to take a look at what you are doing and decide if you are getting the results or outcomes you want? Uncovering Your Solution When you are performing,  is your audience responding to you?   Read More...

  • Success MindSet Principals for Singers (Part 2)

    Compelling Success Principals to Live By Part 2 In this ebook I have expressed some success principals that you can apply to your singing aspiration, whether it’s to improve your motivation in practice and training or help you with procrastination and fear. To help you apply this information I have included sections called “Uncovering  Your Solution”  where you can ponder and answer some questions or do some brainstorming that will help you move closer to what can be the best version o...  Read More...

  • 3 secret exercises you can do RIGHT NOW to transform your singing voice

    1.   Do you struggle to sing high notes? Reason 1: Your voice is too loud or too heavy.   Read More...

  • HOW TO HAVE THE RIGHT VOCAL TONE ?

                        FIND OUT HOW TO CHANGE  YOUR VOICE   Have you everbeen to an event where the speaker is able to take you on a journey by connecting with you through the passion you hear in their voice? In this moment you feel completely engaged to the content of their message, you totally trust their authority and knowledge of the subject. Would you like to be able to do that?   Read More...

  • Success MindSet Principals for Singers (Part 1)

      UNLOCKING YOUR POTENTIAL  Learn To Sing with having the right mindset Are you feeling stuck and not progressive?  Do you want to learn to sing ? You may be feeling like you are continuously taking singing lessons but not feeling the benefit because you are simply not doing anything with the learning?   This blog will help you to identify powerful success principals, that when applied intentionally and specifically, will develop a mindset formula that will only attract succe...  Read More...

  • Lead with Influence and not with Tonal Ignorance

    Hello 10 years ago  I was not aware that my vocal tone was putting others off from listening to me.  I was totally unaware of disengaging others when speaking and that I came across as being too domineering. I lacked empathy when speaking and my conversations and speaking made others feel that I did not care and that I wanted to control their thinking.   Read More...

  • A POEM FOR SINGERS

       I dedicate this to all the singers I have worked with from young to old you are all a gift to me. I have learnt so much.  Here is a poem for you. A singer sings all the time.   Read More...

  • EMBRACING UNCERTAINTY

     Many people fall short of dreams and goals, or even don’t attempt them- because they would rather stay comfortable and within their ‘comfort zone’. People who have trouble facing uncertainty may:    Shut down Withdraw Gives up Stays in a rut Criticise people who have a go It is important to know that uncertainty is needed for growth and to learn. Facing our fears and doing the thing we are afraid of may create a feeling of uncertainty, but it is also an opportunity to create chan...  Read More...

  • Are you a SPEAKING LIAR?

    What does this mean for you the speaker? Well I think it’s very simple. As communicators we usually know when we’re being lied to.   Read More...

  • Singers are Generous

         Generosity is adding value. When you are generous, people are naturally attracted to you. When you add value people enjoy it as you are coming out of love and people are attracted to that.   Read More...

  • "Rising youth Star"

    “Whitney Uwandu - rising youth star” - Now that is something I never imagined hearing and seeing written on the many promotional posters, pamphlets and social media posts.   See if you would have told little 9 year old me that I would have gone this far with my music and would have the opportunity to sing at such events such as the ‘55th Nigerian Independence Day celebration’ I would have probably laughed at you and think you were crazy but may I just also add that though some may thin...  Read More...

  • SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE

       The biggest part of your life journey is becoming self aware. All that You Are  is BIGger  and BEtter than what you experience.  Everything we do has a universal Impact and Purpose. The bigger picture of your life is your BiG Why.   Read More...

  • 4 ways to become a confident performer

       By Victoria Nwankwo STEP ONE: {PREPARATION} The first thing anybody should do at least a few weeks before they get on stage is prepare what they are about to dish up to the Audience. Often singers say to themselves “my voice is good enough I don’t have to train”. But imagine if a runner said I have a competition next week but I don’t need to train because I’m already good.   Read More...

  • 3 Steps To Control Your Speaking Voice

    1.  Your voice is a carrier of information about youIt has been discovered that 38% of our communication comes across through the tone, inflection and speed of our voices, 55% in the way we carry our bodies and only 7% in the words we use. So although words really do matter, a total of 93% of communication is nonverbal which demonstrates the importance of supporting the words that we use with vocal tone and body language.When you speak people feel your words more than hear them.  ...  Read More...

  • Songwriting, I would like to try……where do I start? Written By Christine Tarquinio

    Does this sound familiar?  I would love to write a song, but I have no idea where to start? If you have found yourself pondering this in the past then keep reading. With songwriting, there is a lot of freedom to show your creative flair.   Read More...

  • Songwriting, I would like to try……where do I start?

    Does this sound familiar?  I would love to write a song, but I have no idea where to start? If you have found yourself pondering this in the past then keep reading. With songwriting, there is a lot of freedom to show your creative flair.   Read More...

  • Does your voice sound “OLD” and “Tired”

                                  Are you experiencing a husky or crackly sounding voice? Are you feeling really tired after you finish speaking or singing? Do you have pain in your throat when you speak?   Read More...

  • Why YOU should perform in front of other people

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  • The TOP 3 things to look for in a Wedding Singer

    Hi! Welcome to my site. My name is Maria Pellicano, I am a proffessional singer based in Melbourne, Australia.  First of all, if you have come here looking for a singer for your wedding- congratulations!   Read More...

  • Why Does My Voice Break?

    In our lessons students are encouraged to sing songs that suit their style and voice, but more importantly choosing songs that challenge them in order to build skills. With these challenges, they can be psychological and physical. A great example of this can be a 'crack' during high note attempts.   Read More...

  • Become a Professional Singer

     Singer always learning. Stephanie Michelle Barry, is always looking for more and is curious about her life. How much more she can get out of her one precious life.   Read More...

  • Singing lessons for Mums

    There’s something confronting about allowing yourself to take time out to pursue your own interests when you have small children, especially if you are overtaken with that common affliction known as ‘Mother’s Guilt’. Like that one time you were managing on only 2 hours sleep after getting up to a small baby every hour on the hour as they were sick with a cold and you had planned a special night out with the girls, the first in ages, but how could you go know?  What would everyone think of y...  Read More...

  • Wedding singer in Melbourne

    ​Hire Melbourne Wedding Singer Maria Pellicano "Looking for a wedding singer for hire in Melbourne? Based in the Northern Suburbs, Maria Pellicano is a female singer with years of experience to make your event special. No matter the location of your wedding, church, garden, beach or wherever you please, Maria can come to you.   Read More...

  • Funeral Singer

    A Beautiful Funeral Song "Funeral singing in Melbourne. Maria offers Italian and English funeral songs, reflecting love and sincerity for the life of your loved one. Maria will assist you in choosing funeral songs for the ceremony.   Read More...

  • Melbourne Funeral Singer

    Help celebrate the passing of your special person with heartfelt and compassionate music performed live by Funeral singer, Maria Pellicano. We can help you choose special songs to commemorate and celebrate the life of your loved one, and work with you every step of the way to choose music that are special and reflect the nature of your service. Maria can even provide lyrics for your funeral programs as a special memory.   Read More...

  • Have a Wedding Singer at your wedding

    Your wedding is a really, really important day in your life, and so you want everything to be just right, especially at ceremony and reception where your family and friends are all gathered. Having a professional singer like Maria Pellicano entertain your guests with beautiful songs will create that special mood that you want for your perfect wedding. Maria is a very experienced wedding singer, so she can help with song selections that will compliment your wedding beautifully.   Read More...

  • How to Become YOUR IDEAL SELF for 2015

         We all have an ideal self- a better version of ourselves that we want to be. We know it exists, but it can be hard to define what the ideal is if you have never thought about it before. The path to becoming our ideal selves is made up by every choice we make in each moment.   Read More...

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

    "Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild  and precious life" ?       Mary Oliver The year is almost over and all of us have just seen almost 364 days just go by.     Those days are not coming back!   Read More...

  • Overcoming Fear

    We all have things in our lives that invoke fear. Only some of this fear is real, most of our fears are Imagined fear. Some fears are real, like the possibility of being run over by a car when crossing the road and not obeying traffic lights and a great deal of the fear we experience is only imagined, like stepping out on a STage for the first time, even though you have received all the performance training to prepare you for it.   Read More...

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