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Eight Steps to a Great Vocal Performance

Whether it’s your first time in the limelight or gig number 1,052, the steps you take in preparation of a show determine its outcome – says Mark Baxter

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The Most Critical Piece of Singing Gear

It’s time to change our mind about how we treat our vocal equipment -says Mark Baxter

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Become a Voice-Recording Junkie

The best studio singing occurs when you don’t care who’s listening… and that starts with you! – says Mark Baxter

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Singing For Your Supper

Finding the right fit between personality and career takes time – says Mark Baxter

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Vocal Coach in Residence August: Mark Baxter

Not only has he sung over 3,000 gigs and worked as a coach with the likes of Journey, Aerosmith and others…

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Organizing Your Songs

It’s time to make those lists AND make them work for you – says Donna McElroy

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It’s Time to Scat

Can you free your mind to sing notes that are not Beyoncé’s and still stay within the harmonic structure of her song? –asks Donna McElroy

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Do You Get Enough Vocal Rest?

Whether or not you are a singer or a cab driver, it’s time to take care of those little membranes – says Donna McElroy

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What’s Your Vocal “Thing”?

It’s time to carve your niche in the singing world – says Donna McElroy

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Vocal Coach in Residence: Donna McElroy

This month’s coach has opened for Ray Charles, sung backing vocals for Amy Grant and appeared on the Tonight Show.

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The 2 Most Common Criticisms of Singers

Vocal competition judges repeat similar messages that singers can learn from – says Jeannie Deva

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7 Mic Tips & Tricks to Improve Vocals

See your microphone as a part of your vocal personality – says Jeannie Deva

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11 Elements of Success

Luck is great when it comes – in the meantime, invest in these actions – says Jeannie Deva.

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7 Vocal Exhaustion Remedies

Ever find your voice has run its course before you’ve finished the gig? Jeannie Deva provides solutions.

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence for June

Jeannie Deva gives her best advice on gear, venues and singing with power. Here it is.

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Is a Singing Teacher a Counselor?

Strong emotions can emerge in voice lessons. Deal with them so you can move ahead with your life…and your singing –says Hannah Northedge.

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Own the Stage with Each Song

Developing a simple checklist can transform the performance of each of your songs – says Peter Bach of Basix.

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Between Song Chatter – Top Tips

Make your performance move from good to excellent with some purpose and planning to your “between-song” communication and –says Toke Wulf of Basix

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How To Fill the Vocalist Shoes

Singers need to remember 3 things when joining an existing band –says Morten Sønderby

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Rock Like: Axl Rose, Brian Johnson and James Hetfield

There are healthy ways to add grit to your voice, without relying on smoking, drinking or nodes! –says Jaime Vendera

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How to Get that Song out of Your Soul

Get around your “quality filters” and bring your original song into the world -says Anders Ørsager of Basix.

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence: Basix

This month we have 6 Coaches in Residence! Come and meet the team…

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Mic Stand Nightmares

An amazing performance can be sabotaged by one element I NEVER would have suspected -says Jeannie Deva

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Cure Performance Anxiety with Tapping

A powerful technique can work in as little as 30 seconds to normalize your heart rate and your confidence level –says Lisa Popeil

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Create a Killer Promo Team

Take your music to the next level with professional (or home-grown) team members –says Lisa Popeil

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Plugging in Your Mic: Dos & Dont’s

Thought plugging in your mic was simple? It kinda is. But Wes Maebe reminds us of perils we must avoid.

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Master The Art of Resonance

You can be in control of your vocal ring, brightness and nasality – says Lisa Popeil

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NEW Vocal Coach in Residence – Lisa Popeil

She’s performed live with Frank Zappa and done backing vocals with ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic…

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Develop Active Posture

‘Amp up’ your voice to its full potential by using the rest of your body – says Dane Chalfin

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Singing Tension: How to Do It Right

Know what should AND what shouldn’t be relaxed when you sing – says Dane Chalfin.

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