What is the Vocal Break?

The Vocal Break What is the vocal break? Quite simply, the vocal break is the weakest note in your vocal range. It is the note that separates the chest voice and the head voice. Have you ever noticed, as you sing higher and higher, how your voice essentially gives up and produces a light, easy-to-sing sound? The point where your…

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What is Lowered Larynx Singing?

The throat has four functions that can affect our singing.  These functions are breathing, swallowing, communication and yawning.  All of these functions are very natural, however there are only three that benefit the voice: breathing, communication and yawning.  The function of swallowing can be detrimental to the voice but can be combated with a lowered larynx. The Larynx Let’s…

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How Do I Breathe when Singing?

I have been teaching for 14 years. Many times I get new students, both professional and beginner, with amazing talent. They come to me because they want to either learn or they’re having problems with certain songs and notes in their higher register. Most of the time, these problems are immediately fixed by teaching proper breathing techniques. The…

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What is the SeanyMac Studios Six-Step Method?

Taking voice lessons can seem so complicated.  When I was in university, every vocal student drenched themselves in the process of learning voice.  From reading books to constant practice, every voice student abandoned their personal lives and committed every second to vocal technique.  When I started teaching voice lessons, I realized how daunting this could be to new students and…

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Metro Vocal Group Takes 1st Place in Russia

Metro Vocal Group was invited by the Russian government to compete in this year’s Moscow Spring A Cappella Festival. The festival saw 120 groups from all over the world performing on 61 stages all across Moscow. In the end, MVG walked away with first place in the 2-4 category and we are incredibly proud. Metro Vocal Group’s members are all…

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Tien Chong: The Singer, Season 6

This year, we returned to Hunan, China for season six of The Singer. Tien Chong started taking voice lessons at SeanyMac Studios in Hong Kong at the age of 19. She was asked to audition and after several weeks between Beijing and Hong Kong, Tien made it onto the show. We had a fantastic time and she absolutely nailed it. Every…

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June 3, 2017 THE INCREDIBLE ELVA HSIAO

  Just returned from Taipei where I worked with an incredible artist, Elva Hsiao. Elva will be recording her new album soon and it will be released sometime this Summer. I’m looking forward to hearing it! ©2018 SeanyMac Studios, Sean Oliver All rights reserved.

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May 12, 2017  SEANYMAC STUDIOS OFFICIALLY OPENS 

After working with many talented stars in the recording studio, television, and tours, SeanyMac Studios has been created. If you or your artist are looking to improve your voice for an upcoming event, SeanyMac Studios can help. Under the direction of master vocal coach, Sean Oliver, you will see immediate improvement and take your voice to new heights.

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April 24, 2017 SANDY LAM WINS THE SINGER SEASON 5

I had the unique opportunity to coach Mando and Cantopop star, Sandy Lam on this year’s season of the popular Chinese television show “The Singer.” Along the four months of filming I got to work with Taiwan star A-Mei and meet many talented artists including Jason Zheng and Tan Jing. In the end, Sandy walked away with first place. It…

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