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    Quote Originally Posted by Toastedgoat View Post
    I take it, the vocal coach she has now doesn’t give private lessons? Just tossing songs out, without knowing her voice, and ability, could potentially harm her voice, and mental attitude towards singing. Maybe play songs on the radio she likes, encourage her to sing along, then get her Karaoke versions, and a system. Although I still stand by the, if you’re really serious about getting her voice/ singing developed, look for a quality vocal teacher, used to working with young children, even if it’s online.
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    yes, she is taking private lessons with this coach, they do different vocal exercises during the lesson. I choose this coach because she is working with kids for a long time, at this moment it's the best that we have here, I think. But during private lessons they still sing the songs that chore is singing and she is a soloist in some songs as well. We tried other private vocal teacher before but I noticed that that coach didn't have experience working with small kids, so we stopped going to those lessons. As I am not a musician it's difficult to understand if the vocal coach is good or bad, I can only rely on my intuition

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Well yes but "Imagine" is pretty reactionary! I bet Trump hates it!
    this is really funny, I bet he would hate it more if he knows that Russian girl is singing it

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    Getting her onto an insrtument is IMHO vital and the best is a keyboard I would say. The last thing you want to do is make this a chore but if she can be gently introduced to musical structure and theory it will give her massive confidence later in life if she continues a musical career. A good singer/piano player will never starve!

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    We tried piano lessons when she was 5 and a half, but it didn't go. Strange thing..she can remember the texts of 5-6 songs (in English, Russian, Chinese and Spanish) and sing those songs without mistakes, but for 6 months she couldn't remember 7 notes and kept forgetting "on what line each note is sitting" I have decided it's just too early for her may be. Will definitely give it a try next year or later. You are right, singer/piano player will never starve. We don't have intention to make her a professional singer or musician, I hope she would choose different profession in the future though. At this moment I think it's good to give her opportunity to try different things and give her opportunity to develop her talents and enjoy it (most important).

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiAn View Post
    this is really funny, I bet he would hate it more if he knows that Russian girl is singing it

    We tried piano lessons when she was 5 and a half, but it didn't go. Strange thing..she can remember the texts of 5-6 songs (in English, Russian, Chinese and Spanish) and sing those songs without mistakes, but for 6 months she couldn't remember 7 notes and kept forgetting "on what line each note is sitting" I have decided it's just too early for her may be. Will definitely give it a try next year or later. You are right, singer/piano player will never starve. We don't have intention to make her a professional singer or musician, I hope she would choose different profession in the future though. At this moment I think it's good to give her opportunity to try different things and give her opportunity to develop her talents and enjoy it (most important).
    Ha! Yes, don't push her to learn an instrument until she is ready. As to a later career? I don't know how she fairs academically but say she became a maths teacher? Having voice and piano and "reading" as a second string to her bow* has to be an advantage.

    *But you would have to be a VERY forebearing parent if she took up the violin!! (or have a soundproof room)

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    Hello, interesting to know your feedback on this video and a song. This is Cat Stevens song, “Where do the children play?” It was the most challenging song for her, usually she learns songs pretty quickly, but this one she liked very much but couldn’t get it properly for long time. Probably due to her age, she just turned 7. Finally we came to the best (to my opinion) that she ever could do and made a video clip.


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    I'm not going to comment on the video itself.......as I'm no expert in that field.....except to say that I thought it had some nice qualities and wasn't boring to watch. I did enjoy the song performance of the instruments and the vocal. She definitely has good potential and that would certainly be a tough song......on a number of levels........for an experienced singer.......let alone a 7 year old. I do like her voice......and her timing is very good and her overall pitch is also very good....with a few minor exceptions where she wanders a bit out of pitch when sliding into and out of phrases. I don't see any reason why she can't progress and become an excellent singer. She's right on the doorstep. Keep us posted so we can enjoy her journey. Thanks for the listen!
    Just A Song Writer..........

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    @Mickster thank you very much for this nice feedback. She is really a hard worker, she likes the idea to sing and make video clips,so her friends, relatives and other people could watch it an enjoy. Behind each 3 -4 minutes video stands months of work, we chose songs, together, I try to find some interesting songs for her that is appropriate for her age,then we discuss it and she is learning it just repeating after original.

    here are couple more new songs and videos
    Once Upon a December from Anastasia cartoon (this one is my favorite)

    What a Wonderful World (some pronunciation issues here but we left it as is, she was 6 y.o. when we made this record)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mickster View Post
    I did enjoy the song performance of the instruments and the vocal.
    Thanks to @Steenamaroo for the excellent instrumentals and back vocals

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    We have made on more video hope you enjoy watching and it's great if someone can share the feedback for future improvement



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