What Makes Christmas Music So Special?

What Makes Christmas Music So Special? It’s that special time of the year again when we all get festive and put on the tried and true Christmas music. To me, it’s like sitting with and listening to an old friend talk about the good old days. Each year I can hardly wait to begin playing my favorite songs by my …

Tired of Technique? Trying Singing for a Change…

All too often I find that my clients get caught in what I like to call the “technique trap.” Now before I go on, realize that I too have been caught in this insidious snare. Don’t get me wrong, technique is a good thing. In fact, it is paramount in building a balanced, controlled voice; however, I submit that sometimes …

Skype Lessons: The World’s Best Coaches in the Comfort of Your Home!

The world’s elite vocal coaches used to be only accessible in major creative and cultural centers around the world. A singer would need to spend thousands of dollars traveling just to perfect their craft. I know of people who would even move to LA, NYC, or Nashville just to work with a vocal coach. Thankfully, we live in a different …

The #1 Secret of Successful Singers

This month I want to blog about something that has become ever clearer to me over the past few years. What is it that helps take someone from the chair in their room to the stage of the world’s grandest halls? Many people would argue that it is the “IT” factor. While this may very well be true, “IT” is …

New Year, New Voice

So every year most of us make a resolution to be better at something or to stop doing something that we don’t like. I have never been one to make resolutions, but I have a few times in life. One thing I find to be true for most people is how hard it is to keep the resolution going. Many …

The 3 Most Important People of Your Career

Throughout history, people of great influence and success have always had strong teams of people around them. No man or woman is an island unto themselves. It takes a team all working towards the same goal and with the same amount of passion and zeal to rise above the fray. Antony had Cleopatra, Roosevelt had Churchill, Johnny had June, and …

How to Win a GRAMMY

If you are anything like me, I’m sure you have thought many times about how you are going to win your first Grammy Award. I remember sitting in front of the TV as a kid, dreaming of the day I would bring one home and plotting through my mind all the people I would need to thank. I love to …

Vocal Health and the 50/50 Plan

A couple of years ago, one of my best friends started me on a program called the 50/50 Plan. It’s super simple and requires no use of a gym, weights or machines, so you can do it virtually anywhere. The results are incredible if you will dedicate yourself and stick with it. Basically the plan is to do 50 sit-ups …